[ExI] it's your choice
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 13:39:44 UTC 2020
This would explain why society is exploring the puzzling new sin of
People are scared of being overwhelmed by other cultures - the result of
widespread immigration, worldwide communication, worldwide travel and so
on. They want to retain their cultural identity,like the problem the
French have with Muslims - Muslims will never be 'French'. They will hold
to their own culture wherever they are. Other groups are like this too.
Thus people who identify with a different culture (race?) are horning in
something they are not entitled to, whether as a matter of skin color,
country of origin, or something else. Stick with your group, your customs,
your music, your art and so on and don't steal ours. Now why a group would
not be proud that someone from another culture loved theirs is another
The Asians are taking over classical music, most of which is European.
Some don't like this at all, and some are glad that someone is keeping it
The whole concept of appropriation was created by the East Coast liberals,
I think. Stupid, if you ask me - or if you don't.
On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 8:16 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
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> From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of
> SR Ballard via extropy-chat
> Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 9:48 PM
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> Cc: SR Ballard <sen.otaku at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ExI] it's your choice
> >Only if you completely ignore the definition of the word.
> >”A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social
> qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society."
> You literally just ruined your own argument.
> A race is ... shared social qualities.
> That means literally nothing genetically.
> By this definition of race it’s just a type of grouping with no objective
> genetic basis.
> > On Apr 3, 2020, at 9:58 PM, Keith Henson via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > Only if you completely ignore the definition of the word.
> > "A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social
> > qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society."
> > (Wikipedia)
> The above comment suddenly makes sense of a puzzling observation.
> We can't change our DNA (yet) but we can choose what culture we embrace.
> Certainly we can convert to any religion we want, ja? We can even become
> one of the DNA-related religions, such as ultra-orthodox Jew, if we work at
> it a bit and have enough money.
> If race is a shared culture and shared social qualities, and if we wish to
> embrace the notion that race is not a choice, then we are not completely
> free to embrace a culture into which we weren't born.
> This would explain why society is exploring the puzzling new sin of
> "cultural appropriation."
> Thanks SR!
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