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Americans who practice yoga contribute to white supremacy (snip)

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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Once again, a perfect example of what this professor is saying.

"You come from a third world country so your concept of sacred rituals are wrong. Here in America yoga is an exercise regimen and that's superior to your religious beliefs"




posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Metallicus

No one is doing it to be a white supremacist (I hope) but it does have that history. And even if you disregard that aspect it's still pretty much making light of a serious religious practice.

I feel like if people in India were using Eucharist wafers to dip in nacho cheese people on this site would be crying about the persecution of Christians. How is the practice of yoga in the West any different?



Ummm...actually...it has absolutely nothing to do with..."religion"...

Also...like Buddhism...Hinduism and yoga were brought to the west by Buddhists and Hindu's...and not just from India...from China...Tibet...Cambodia...Japan...etc...

I learned Meditation from the Zen Center in San Francisco...who's founding member Shunryu Suzuki emigrated from Japan so that he could found the center and monastery and schools...

It has nothing to do with a white supremacist cultural appropriation...just the opposite...these schools of thought were gifted to the west by practitioners from each of these cultures...

This woman is a bonehead...



YouSir



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:56 PM
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Lol, this is too funny. Hipsters love things like yoga, Starbucks and man-buns. Hipsters are mostly the sjw "liberal" types. I see this as the left eating their own again.

This could be a good thing. Maybe the libs will eventually get tired of the white guilt racist card if crazy "professors" keep this sort of thing up.

I can dream can't I??
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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:03 PM
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"reduce the cost of yoga classes for poor people, a group that often includes people of color"

FILTHY DESPICABLE RACIST!!! HOW DARE SHE INSINUATE THAT PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE POOR!!!

See, works both ways.
Seriously though, she is clearly racist.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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Yoga means connection and is for everyone!

Next time I stretch and do the Salute to the Sun, I know which orifice she can kiss!

But never forget the bhakti (devotion to God).
Whatever you do without bhakti is meaningless.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: burdman30ott6

Once again, a perfect example of what this professor is saying.

"You come from a third world country so your concept of sacred rituals are wrong. Here in America yoga is an exercise regimen and that's superior to your religious beliefs"


No, no... I'm not saying their concepts of sacred rituals are wrong, whatever works for them works for them. I'm saying I don't give a SNIP what their concepts are, I leave them alone, they leave me alone, the system works perfectly.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

LOL,I've also heard that Yoga is against the bible,when people get old they lose flexibility,many use this to help them,and most are oriental,as thats is from their country,how does this make people white? only a liberal could explain this,love to hear it



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:29 PM
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Gotta laugh at these people they call professors in academia today.


Easy for you to say. Try going through the whole program, the degrees, the jobs, then waking up one morning realizing that your entire life is going to be structured, and limited, by corporate policies imposed on your academic institution from the trustee level on down, meanwhile the politically correct atmosphere of any interesting university virtually guarantees that a WIMOP (White Male of Privilege) like myself will have to suck up to a great many, er, challenging ladies and men with little talent, uptight minds, ungenerous attitude of superiority , and reeking of steaming colossal loads of jealous, upwardly-mobile entitlement (or sense of entitlement, that is). Add to that the fact that nearly all career academics with a PhD. now will die, if not uncomfortably per se, then at best as disenfranchised middle-class citizens with the wages of skilled labor. Imagine the seething rage under all of that, masquerading as passive-aggressive intellectual posturing. Then you would laugh even harder -- or cry in self-pity at the bottom of a whiskey bottle, as I did once or twice. For my own kin I'd recommend another field, like skilled labor for example. Building stuff. Lot more fun than department meetings and tenure reviews.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Actually, since there are a billion Indians, white Americans are the minority she is suggesting be oppressed here.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: YouSir

How many kids lapped this up? My bet is a very small minority if any at all, and if they did lap it up then they were beyond saving anyways.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Yeah well, I can't help what the Satanists do with it or that Satanists are white supremacist.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

She writes this stuff as part of her peer reviewed research.

Basically, this would be like saying that because so many white people in the US now play LaCrosse which used to be a Native American sport, that we have turned it into a tool of white supremacy.

So basically, what they're doing is deconstructing the traditional idea of the melting pot which is that everyone from all over come here with their practices and foods and what not and the country takes what it likes and it becomes part of what makes this country great. However, they don't like it because as of now, the country is still also mainly white in ethnicity, so of course, that *must* mean it's also white oppressive when it happens.

In other words, people come here and they're not supposed to want to be part of the country, they're supposed to hate it and everything it stands for and when the locals show an interest by adopting practices and customs, that's not a sign they like you, it's a sign they're trying to *erase* you!

What a load of crap!



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Mike Shreve taught yoga at four different universities.

He was also a New Age guru who dedicated his life to finding Nirvana until he had a very bizarre supernatural encounter...


Steven Bancarz's story is worth a listen as well...



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

As I've told you in the past Crowley =/= Satanist. By that same token New Age =/= Satanist. That does not however change the fact that many of these early groups twisted stories of Atlantis and Lemuria into racist propaganda.

That said, Crowley definitely did present a dumbed down certain of yoga to the West. That dumbed down version was adopted by these racist groups that trace their roots to groups like the Golden Dawn. Over the decades these groups produced splinter groups that eventually led us to the New Age craze that started in the 60s and culminated in the 80s and ultimately produced the modern yoga craze.

So at the end of the day, even if we ignore the white supremacy of its past, yoga in the West is still very much an example of cultural appropriation that completely misses the point. And that fact alone is indicative of an underlying racism.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Well here's a simple solution: Be brave and don't do it if you're that worried about it, but no one appointed you cultural purity police ... wow, talk about sounding racist ... to try to keep people of the wrong race from practicing it if they want to.

I personally could care less. Not into yoga myself. Tried it and found it to be really not my thing.
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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:10 PM
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Double post...appropriated from...


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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:14 PM
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Wait! Yoga?

LOL

Definitely not white Supremacist and Definitely not Cultural Appropriation. I love Yoga. It's meditative and great for helping me deal with injuries from my other martial arts practices. But..wait oh...those fire pits behind the yoga studio...they're weren't burning old yoga mats they were sacrificing babies! ARRGGGG!

At some point, everything is cultural appropriation and therefore nothing can be cultural appropriation.

I teach martial arts...I'm not Japanese, or Chinese or Filipino or Indonesian or Brazilian or Hawaiian or Okinawan although most of my stuff comes from these cultures. I stole it. It's good and I teach it. I don't feel bad about it.


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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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WOW! Who was it that was emailing about yoga classes when the email was lost?

Eating their own indeed!

I began practicing yoga in 1968. Learned about it from a doc that suggested it might help a back injury I'd suffered during track practice. I never knew he was a white supremacist and Satan worshiper. Poor brain-washed me.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Can I once again point out how watered down and meaningless the accusation of racism (underlying and otherwise) has become in the west to most people? When everything is "racist," then racism becomes normal and nobody cares. Pick your battles if you want the accusation to hold any weight whatsoever.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: YouSir

How many kids lapped this up? My bet is a very small minority if any at all, and if they did lap it up then they were beyond saving anyways.



Ummm...as we’re both unable to quantify your first question...i’ll set that aside and tackle your last thought...

I don’t think any of them are beyond saving...
In such an scenario...they merely struggle under the weight of indoctrination...
If ideology were removed from university and let’s face it this is ideology...then perhaps they might be able to form opinions based solely on what is factual...and what is fiction...
The unfortunate part is their worldview is being shaped by factions and not factoids...

Let them flourish in the light of reason rather than some twisted harkening back to segregation while dressing it in culturally appropriative feel goodism...

The way forward is to be a melting pot in a nation built of every culture extant...I for one don’t see in shades of appropriation...rather...I see a melange of culture and flavor and experience combining...different threads woven into an single tapestry that is stronger than the sum of it’s individual parts...

Together...we are strong...segregated by culturally appropriative fear mongering...we become small and disparate...

I thought everybody knew that...?






YouSir
edit on 29-1-2018 by YouSir because: Auto correct sucks...




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