White people are ruining sacred things at an alarming rate, according to Michigan State professor Shreena Gandhi, who recently penned the essay “Yoga and the Roots of Cultural Appropriation.”
Gandhi, a professor of religious studies at MSU, claims that Americans who practice yoga are contributing to white supremacy and colonialism.
I’m unsure that the staff over at Michigan State are in a position to be pointing fingers right now, but that’s a topic for another day.
Yoga was often used as a tool to show the British that Indians were not backwards or primitive, but that their religion was scientific, healthy, and rational. This was a position they were coerced into…Beyond its utility, yoga became popular, in part, because it reinforced European and Euro-American ideas of India…Yoga became — and remains — a practice which allows western practitioners to experience the idea of another culture while focusing on the self.
…Yoga contributes to our economic system, but never forget this system is one built upon exploitation and commodification of labor, often the labor of black people and people of the global south.
The professor offers exactly zero evidence whatsoever to back up her claims, which begs the question whether Gandhi herself is subconsciously playing into racial stereotypes. It certainly sounds like a stereotype to say yoga grew popular in the West because it allowed westerners to focus on themselves. Is it not a stereotype to claim all westerners are self centered? All easterners are focused more on their communities and shared values?
Gandhi might have an argument if she offered scientific evidence to back up her ideas, but painting entire cultures with broad stroke stereotypes does nothing more than nullify her argument. One cannot defeat cultural ignorance by backing up claims with more ignorance. She gives no numerical statistics on how many black people work to produce things like yoga pants and stretching mats. No charts for exactly when and why yoga caught on in America. No textual evidence of what “Euro-American ideas of India” really are. Readers somehow become more ignorant than when they began reading the essay.
Gandhi also references a meme in her scholarly work, which does little more than reinforce cultural differences and pit races against each other.
OCD: Conservatives Suffer From Ocasio-Cortez Disorder
What was the #1 mistake the media made in the 2016 election?
In the past, the mainstream media ignored anti-establishment candidates it disliked. Slowly, but surely, their poll numbers would fall. Yet they couldn’t help themselves when Donald Trump came on the scene in 2015… and they covered him all the way to victory.
Now, Conservatives begin to make the same mistake: memeing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like the world is going to end in 12 years. It would be fine if AOC memes weren’t so juvenile, shit-tier, & flat out not funny.
They fall into a category called “Boomer memes.” It’s a term that pokes fun at the “2nd Greatest Generation” for not being particularly tech savvy, but it’s used here to describe low quality content: Think fuzzy/irrelevant pictures, generic fonts, usually too much text, and toilet humor. They might as well call her a “poo-poo” head, because they aren’t changing minds.
You cannot scroll down your Facebook timeline without seeing her face on one of these perversions posing as “memes.”
Like an ex-girlfriend, she wants your attention. She wants you to call her back. She wants you to hate on her. It fuels her. You’re essentially working public relations for the DSA Party when you continue to post about her.
You may think you’re doing some kind of public service calling out her stupidity. In reality, you’re pushing the disenfranchised right into her arms. Like an ex-girlfirend, the best thing you can do is be indifferent to her existence. The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference… and drives women crazy. Hanging on her every word and blunder is what the media did to Trump, and it skyrocketed his campaign at every turn. Think “Grab her by the p*ssy.”
Stop memeing Cortez unless you’re going to do it intelligently.
And if you think she can’t be president, you weren’t paying attention during 2016.
P.S. Notice I didn’t use her image once. I did this even though I knew posting it would have given me 100s, if not 1000s of likes. Don’t be a slave to AOC. She IS your boss if you meme her. You don’t work for her. And neither do we.
Desmond’s Amazing Parent’s Ask Facebook Followers To Ban Conservative Pages, Including This One
As of the past hour, Desmond’s Amazing Parent’s, who apparently own and operate his Facebook page full of photos of the who some call a ‘drag’ or ‘transgender’ kid, are asking their Facebook page to ban and report pages that are sharing their posts in a disagreeing way. This includes this companies Facebook page and another page called VFC – Vigilantes For Children, a group self-pronounced to protecting kids.
Photos Below of Desmond’s Amazing Asking Facebook Followers to Report Two Pages:
13 Reasons Why America Is Already Dead
- Texas will be blue by 2020
- Gun Confiscation begins in states
- Socialism is more popular than Capitalism to Democrats
- Being a man is a mental illness
- Being a woman when you’re born a man isn’t mental illness; it’s brave
- Pedophilia (endorsed by Good Morning America) spreads
- California is unlivable; no really, it’s unlivable
- Freedom of speech is dead
- If you use freedom of speech, you will be punished
- It’s ok to be racist against white people
- Illegal immigration is killing black & hispanic communities
- AI will destroy more jobs than it creates; we’re not ready for it
- China is taking over the world aligned with big tech giants
Time to do something about it, don’t you think?