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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: GrandePoobah
Just imagine a country called America where we are all Americans first.
Then our ethnicity second.
That is what it is supposed to be like.
Let's get back to that please.
I make my own moccasins. I have made my own bow and arrows and have killed an elk and a few deer. I have a sweat lodge on my property. I am not Christian. I have a garden with medicine plants in it that I use for myself and my neighbors. If you drop me naked anywhere in the USA at any time of year I will not only survive, I will prosper.
I am an American.
My culture is secondary to that. My race is secondary to that.
Just STOP with the identity politics and let's get back to being the same people in a country.
Otherwise it will destroy this experiment we have called a Democratic Republic.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
So if you're not 1/1024 part of a culture, then you shouldn't be wearing a costume for it.
This issue of cultural appropriation is absolutely stupid. If it wasn't for people being willing to appropriate things and ideals from other cultures, we would still be living in caves asking our shadows on the wall for advice as to what to do next.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Guyfriday
how much ghost or ghoul or gobblin blood do you have to have to dress up as any of those?
How much vampire blood because they dont have any at all.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: sapien82
...where girls dress like sluts...
This is bad?
originally posted by: weirdguy
Oh crap I was going as Michael Jackson this year.....
In the unedited version of the documentary Living With Michael Jackson, which was shown in court in 2005, Jackson said he had two procedures on his nose so that he could breathe better. When he was asked about his cheeks, Jackson answered: "These cheekbones? No. My father has the same thing. We have Indian blood."