April 18, 2016

"We’re really happy that UW-Madison is hosting an event like this to celebrate cultural differences."

Holi.

27 comments:

damikesc said...

...because we need balkanization more than anything else.

Unless squirt guns are Indian...wouldn't the entire thing be cultural appropriation?

buwaya puti said...

The patron saint of Madison WI, it turns out, is Thomas Aquinas.
I can't think of a more fitting patron for a university town.
A proper celebration of the feast of St. Thomas (Jan 28) would be something academic, like a lecture, or better a disputation on the "Summa" in the modern world.
I doubt this would be possible though. If proposed it would probably be attacked with violence.

Fernandinande said...

My culture can beat up your culture.

Bruce Hayden said...

Seems like an extreme case of cultural appropriation, which should be actionable on such a liberal, politically correct, campus. Not sure why this would be any more acceptable than using the wrong recipe for General Tso chicken in the student cafeteria.

Rick said...

So you can paint yourself but you can't wear a sombrero?

Smilin' Jack said...

""We’re really happy that UW-Madison is hosting an event like this to celebrate cultural differences.""

While I'm not moved to actual celebration, I am really happy that my culture is different than theirs.

Char Char Binks said...

Holi, Holi, Holi

James Pawlak said...

I approve!

Now, they should expand such demonstration of cultural diversity by having:
1. The full demonstration of the use of the "rumal" by the Thugee worshipers of Kali or burning alive of widows (Both only suppressed under the unjust rule and military/police force of the British overlords); And,
2. A full demonstration of American Indian practices as the: Aztec ripping-out the hearts of living men or the skinning alive of young girls; The very exact and real (ie Not “Water boarding) torture of POWs and captured civilians.

No doubt that those supporting “cultural diversity” will readily offer themselves as subjects for such demonstrations AND that in opposition to Western Civilization.

MadisonMan said...

You can get away with just about anything outside on a warm Spring day.

coupe said...
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Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

And the one where students handed out lilies on Easter Sunday?

Rae said...

I'm confused. How is this not cultural appropriation by white imperialists?

JAORE said...

We are all people of color on Holi.

Paddy O said...

What a fun holiday. Of course college students would love it. Sheesh, I'd love it!

The barbecue afterwards was probably in poor taste...

buwaya said...

"So you can paint yourself but you can't wear a sombrero?"

There is no sense to this of course.
They (the social class that does this stuff) could just as easily decide to hate holi, if it becomes some sort of fad. Which it could, easily, its fun after all.
Look at what they are trying to do to yoga, which isn't a bit fun IMHO, though I may be missing something.
For all I know the next fad will be the tinikling, which is even more fun and good exercise too, though a bit risky.
It is just an excuse to beat people over the head for the sake of beating people over the head.
The only way you will stop it is to beat back.

Sam L. said...

OH, the HORROR!!!!!11111!!! Shooting at each other with GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!! Was there no PROTEST? This is UNCONSCIONABLE.

Rick said...

buwaya said...
There is no sense to this of course.
They (the social class that does this stuff) could just as easily decide to hate holi, if it becomes some sort of fad. Which it could, easily, its fun after all.


As Cook demonstrates everything is racist when the fun is over. Maybe we should think of it as the humorless scolds having fun the only way they know how.

Tag suggestion: Things which will be racist.

damikesc said...

There is no sense to this of course.
They (the social class that does this stuff) could just as easily decide to hate holi, if it becomes some sort of fad. Which it could, easily, its fun after all.
Look at what they are trying to do to yoga, which isn't a bit fun IMHO, though I may be missing something.
For all I know the next fad will be the tinikling, which is even more fun and good exercise too, though a bit risky.
It is just an excuse to beat people over the head for the sake of beating people over the head.
The only way you will stop it is to beat back.


The only solution is to spank them with this appropriation nonsense.

IPads? IPhones? Made by whites and Asians. Blacks and Hispanics can no longer use them.

Cars? White guys made that. Nobody else may drive them.

Flight? White guys. Nobody else may use that, either.

I'll give them sombreros and Mexican cuisine. I can live without them easily.

Good luck making it without in-home electricity, in-home plumbing, cars, airplanes, radio, television, etc.

Unknown said...

2nd, more important story, same page:

https://badgerherald.com/news/2016/04/18/funding-disparity-between-stem-humanities-programs-impacts-enrollment/

followed by a link to:

"Dream-catcher in a lab coat, UW biology student searches ways to cure cancer"

Still looking for something, anything, tangible that the soft side has done to actually improve the plight of humanity.

Josephbleau said...

Don't breathe the toxic airborne dye dust!

buwaya said...

"I'll give them sombreros and Mexican cuisine."

Also automatic rifles. See Mondragon, albeit by way of SIG.
That one will hurt. Some people anyway.

buwaya said...

"Don't breathe the toxic airborne dye dust!'

Someday State Attornies-General will sue die-dust manufacturers for denying the dangers of their product.

wildswan said...

I think it looks terrific, I would do it with my family but
will it turn out to be a religious festival which is being desecrated or cultural appropriation? These are real questions these sad days.

wildswan said...

Maybe these cultural appropriation issues have been foreseen and the meme developed - you can do copy other people if you are careful to say that "the idea is to celebrate cultural differences." Not to have fun on a warm spring day or anything like that, oh no, not me, "celebrate cultural differences". Brave new world, I'm ready for you.

hombre said...

Hold on! Hindu? On campus? Where is the ACLU? Where is Mikey Whinestein?

Oh. Yeah. Not Christian. I get it!

buwaya said...

"Hold on! Hindu? On campus?"

Its about as Hindu as Christmas trees are Christian.
On the other hand, it does seem like Christmas trees are banned here and there.

mikee said...

Balkanization is an excellent method of "divide and conquer" which worked in the Balkans last century, and which worked in every empire, ever, which colonized other people's land.

Were I president, I might make "divide and conquer" my motto, with the Cthulu-like addition that if you are very, very nice to the US, you might just be conquered last.