Social Justice Warriors, many of them falsely claiming to be Marxists, throw anger riddled tirades against anything they don’t like – even if their outrage doesn’t make any sense. One of the biggest issues with this non-revolutionary group is so-called “cultural appropriation”. It’s the idea that if someone wears a piece of clothing from another culture it’s tantamount to carrying out a Nazi-style genocide. This may sound like hyperbole, but it’s pretty much how they act.
They’re the kind that has no interest in carrying out revolution because they’re well aware that they are beneficiaries of the system they claim to be against. Instead, they spew moral outrage over issues that are nothing more than virtue signalling. I’m referring to the college hipster liberal types who fear radical change because they’re often from the upper classes. It’s them I’m referring to.
Social media in China gave these IDpol phonies a lesson in so-called cultural appropriation. Keziah Daum, an 18-year-old from Utah in the United States, wore a traditional Chinese dress to her prom, a qipao, or cheongsam. It should be noted that Ms. Daum has no Chinese heritage. She posted a photo of herself in the dress on Instagram. Immediately the IDpol liberals attacked her en masse for daring to don Chinese garb. She received all kinds of virulent hate for the dress, even threats of violence from those same people. They called it an insult to wear Chinese clothing, and even went so far as to call it an act of “racial violence”.
Some of these IDpol liberals were Chinese themselves and were enraged that a White woman wore this dress. One Twitter user, Jeremy Lam, had written: “This is my culture, not your … prom dress.” The tweet generated more than 40,000 retweets, nearly 180,000 likes and thousands of comments on the social media platform. This is just a sample of the hate thrown at her.
Eventually, the issue made its way to Chinese social media sites. The people of China weren’t offended in the least. Many spoke glowingly of how beautiful the dress was and how good she looked in it. People weren’t outraged at a White American wearing a traditional Chinese dress. They loved it.
“Very elegant and beautiful! Really don’t understand the people who are against her, they are wrong!” one person commented on an article by Wenxue City News. “I suggest the Chinese government, state television or fashion company invite her to China to display her cheongsam!”
“It is not cultural theft,” another wrote. “It is cultural appreciation and cultural respect.”
In a manner of speaking, these IDpol liberals were told to shut up and sit down. The Chinese people weren’t offended in the least. Many of them were flattered by her choice of wear. So, all the virtue signalling and misguided outrage of the liberals were for nothing but their own egos. As they howled as the defenders of 5,000 years of Chinese history, the Chinese people told them they were wrong.
I can think of other instances like this. A good friend who passed away last year, Jon Doe, was from West Virginia but lived in Japan. He eventually married a Japanese woman and had a child. He wore a Kimono for holidays and to cultural festivals. No Japanese ever attacked him for wearing it. Often they expected him to wear it out of respect.
I myself have worn a Zhongshan suit during many of my videos out of respect for Mao Zedong, who coincidentally is often attributed as the creator of the suit when he was not. I’ve never had anyone accuse me of cultural appropriation. Although, someone will now because I’ve mentioned it.
Unfortunately, the rebuke by the Chinese netizens will be lost on the IDpol liberals. They’ll continue their nonsense for the foreseeable future.