The Same Students Who Defend Illegal Immigrants Appropriating American Rights And Benefits Make Clemson Grovel For Borrowing Mexican Culture

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Actually, they didn’t make Clemson grovel, Clemson chose to grovel rather than teaching the proper lesson, which is that when you live in this melting pot culture, every thing it has belongs to you, and everything you bring to the pot belongs to it. Clemson’ ethical and responsible response to two students who were “offended” by “Mexican Food Night” and students wearing sombreros should have been “Oh, grow up!”

Clemson Dining’s “Maximum Mexican” night is a regular event popular among students.  However, when two students  took to Twitter to protest that the “#CulturallyInsensitive” food fest was offensive, Clemson officials rushed to apologize. The university also has a Irish-themed night for St. Patrick’s Day, but it might survive because the Irish missed their opportunity to become political correctness bullies and dictators.

Another student objected to the wearing of sombreros, saying, “Our culture isn’t a costume and we will not be mocked!” Once again, the correct response from the University was “shut up, you’re embarrassing yourself, and if you can’t understand this country better than that, then you really should do some nation shopping. ”

See, Americans don’t need your permission, the government’s permission or the school’s permission to wear whatever hats we want to. I like hats, and I wear the hats I like. I have Mongolian hats, fezzes, sombreros, Native American headdresses, berets, Viking helmets, homburgs, derbies, and several Western hats. When I’m wearing them, I’m not mocking anyone. I’m making myself happy, which in this country, I have a right to do. These students and their ilk, and nobody deserves to be called “ilk” more, do not have a right to constrict my right to enjoy myself so they can  pull an ethnic power play.

Oh, by the way, “Hail to the Redskins!”

Same ilk, you know.

You can read Clemson University’s Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs’ apology for the event’s “flattened cultural view of Mexican culture”—-gag, ack, gah, yecch—if you have the stomach for it, but I’ll summarize . . Clemson accepts the unethical proposition that a single political correctness bully can obliterate free speech and common sense,  and thus is in the indoctrination, not the education business.  If I was at Clemson, I’d be organizing a sombrero protest.

It is this kind of crap that could make Donald Trump President. The cowardice and stupidity of Clemson and the hypocrisy of the offended students almost make me wish it would happen, just to piss them—and their ilk—off.

Almost.

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Pointer and Source: Res Ipsa Loquitur

 

29 thoughts on “The Same Students Who Defend Illegal Immigrants Appropriating American Rights And Benefits Make Clemson Grovel For Borrowing Mexican Culture

  1. There might be more to this story. Did major donors threaten to withhold donations?

    Dollars are effectively megaphones when it comes to getting university administrators to listen. And administrators are reluctant to tell major donors to “grow up”.

  2. It’s time for me to move out with Wonko the Sane.

    I’m very much an optimist but lately I find myself starting to despair that there is any chance the world will show ANY sign of sanity.

  3. Is it okay if I just bite my pepperoni pizza slice into a sombrero shape? I tried it with a tortilla, but then when I put it on my head, it resembled a yarmulke. … I have this old, old t-shirt that looks quite new; I only pull it out once a year. It says in flourescent orange on black: “This is my Hallowe’en costume.” I wasn’t being sensitive, pro-active or far-seeing when I bought it, just cheap.

    Found this in a “student leadership blog” and thought about a change-up this year: I’m going to go with the third idea (when I figure out just how to do it — it’s not available at your neighborhood costumier), “…[E]nforce your standards. When the women show up as slutty Indians, send them home to change into a different costume. When the guys show up in blackface as zombie Michael Jackson, send them away. When one of your members arrives dressed as a pedophile priest, send him home, too.” Batta-bing, batta-bam.

  4. The Irish night will survive, as might an Italian night (unless too closely associated with Columbus, that early day Mengele), because the argument will be made that the Irish integrated, got their “piece of the pie” and are now part of the establishment (except when they hate on the English for stuff that happened a few centuries ago, but that’s OK because everyone gets to hate the English). The Mexicans can’t integrate because they look different and are not welcomed with open arms (neither were the Irish until the Civil War, but whatever).

    Basically, the rule is that any culture who is darker skinned than white or believes differently than Christian or defines itself by bedroom activity gets to have it all their own way. Exceptions exist for East Asians (due to success) and Jews (oppressed become oppressors).

        • “The Mosaic” was taught to me in social studies as the Canadian alternative to the American “Melting Pot”, I always thought that this was one of the very few ways I could say that the American was was head and shoulders superior. I thought it had the potential to bring people together not just to appreciate cultural identities like a paleontologist in a lab, but to actively take part with those cultures and broaden everyone’s experiences.

          But no, apparently I was wrong. That’s cultural appropriation. Stop eating Tacos white boy.

          • Did not know that was taught in Canadian social studies. I picked the term up while reading an article on changing dynamics in the late 1990s. Perhaps the author was Canadian or Canadian-educated?

            I also find the increasing use of the term “ally” disturbing. I think it was originally intended as a good idea – to communicate that you were ok with particular folks and they did not need to fear you just because you were not like them.

            However, increasingly it’s been used to indicate that those not of a particular ilk can only be “associate” members of a cause – straight ally, white ally, male ally, and the list goes on and on. I am sure “citizen ally” for immigrants and “Christian ally” for Muslims aren’t far behind. The message is that though your support is welcome, you are only worthy to squire to the true members of the cause.

            • See, and I see the ally trend far more commonly used the other way “LGBT ally” “Feminist ally” “BLM Ally”, what bothers me about this isn’t the idea that you have to be ‘other’ to show friendship (Although it annoys me because after years of ‘don’t treat me special, I’m just like you’, pretending these groups are like exclusive clubs is counterproductive.) but more that as opposed to “Gay ally” to show that you’re standing with Gay people, we’re using the acronym for the movement, even though the movement is often at odds with the population it ostensibly represents.

              Nowhere is this more blatant than feminism. Fewer than 20% of Americans count themselves as a feminist, but more than 80% of Americans believe that men and women should be equal. Generously assuming a 1:1 correlation between feminism and the belief that men and women should be equal (And I don’t normally take that for granted, feminism has some female supremacists) that still means the majority opinion of 60% of America believes in gender equality outside the lens of feminism. More, if you generously assume a 1:1 correlation between people that call themselves feminists and women, and sexual parity in the population, 60% of women do not identify with the label “feminist”

              So who are these people really representing?

              • Some of my bias showed here… Somehow a lot of topics come back to feminism for me. For some reason, it seems that eventually, all the worst in current trends and ideas somehow ends up exemplified in feminism.

            • I think you’re making too much of “ally,” Steve-O. There had to be a word to replace the “friend” that is now thoroughly co-opted (and even grotesquely transmogrified into a verb) by Facebook and sickening overuse.

  5. My wife loves Mexican food and I despise it. Am I a racist? Am I “culturally insensitive?” Is my dislike of Mexican food a subtle form of internalizing my racism?

    I was in the supermarket aisle this morning that is labeled “Mexican.” Not Hispanic – but Mexican! They also have one designated “Ethnic,” so that one I have some questions about. Anyways, Is there some agency that oversees this? I need to report this ASAP! Is the DOJ a possibility? I did, however, purchase salsa since my fear of “She who must be obeyed” will trump everything else.

  6. Get in trouble for lacking “multicultural diversity” then get in trouble for celebrating it…

    Could’ve predicted this ultimate contradictory outcome when progressive sensitivity mongerers started their crusades…

  7. Actually, a lot of “Mexican” food is actually “Indian”…oh, sorry…Native American (but I would point out that they, too, are immigrants, coming across the land bridge from Siberia, and, hence are no more “Native” than I am). Tamales come immediately to mind, as do tortillas.

      • Well, I would guess it would depend on where they are from, no wouldn’t it? Puerto Ricans and Cubans are almost pure Spanish, as evidenced by speaking Castillian Spanish. Some folks in Mexico remain very nearly pure Spanish. Most, however, are “La Raza (The Race) and are interbred, Spanish and Indios (Indian). Just an FYI, I don’t THINK Hispanics are anything…I KNOW who they are.

          • Possibly. The “Saldana” surname is clearly Spanish, but is that all it takes to make an Hispanic? I think not. If she is descended from slaves who took the last name of their last owner, she would clearly NOT be Hispanic, but if she has a Hispanic parent (probably father) and a black parent (probably mother), then she would qualify as Hispanic.

        • My comment was because of the “Mexican food is actually Indian food” part. Most Mexicans are a mixture of European and Indian, much like the current population of Indians in the US.

          • Please note that the three words in front of your quote are “a lot of”. At no point did I claim that all Mexican food was Indian, as you implied.

  8. What makes me crazy is the distinction between “Hispanic” (referring to groups with Spanish origin) and “Latino”(referring to a broader heritage that includes Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian roots) political groups.

    It started in the late ’80s and early ’90s, because Brazilians objected to being referred to as “Hispanics” – they are of Portuguese descent and not Spanish; then, the Surinamese got mad because they are of Dutch heritage, which only served to hack off the Curaçaoese because, by golly, they were of Dutch heritage, too, so they shouldn’t be referred to either Hispanic or Latin, but Dutch. Montserrat, Guadeloupe, and Martinique threw a hissyfit because they are of French heritage, which is clearly superior to Italian, Spanish, and the Portuguese. So, they had to refer to the entire region as EuroSurAmericaina, only to cause the descendants of freed African slaves’ heads to explode. So, now, after 20 years of dialogue, UN intervention, and recommendations from the Mennonites (injunction with the Quakers and the Shakers), the persons from the entire region are now called, “Tim”.

    Native Tribal Councils have filed an application to have themselves called “Dave”, but the UN High Commission on Nomenclature has not issued its ruling yet, because they are still looking for donations from VW, Nissan, and Serta to cover the costs associated with changing the name plates for the next naming rights’ conference.

    jvb

    PS: I have it on good authority that the Arubans (all 13 of them) are none too pleased about the whole thing and may boycott the conference.

  9. “Our culture isn’t a costume…”

    Yes, because there is no such thing as a national costume and the Mexican one most certainly does not include a sombrero. Idiota. Oh, I’m not allowed to wear clothing historically associated with people I’m not descended from? Fine. No formal suits for you then. You wouldn’t want to forsake your culture by dressing like a gringo, would you?

    It’s shenanigans like this that make me practice my skill of leading people to realize their feelings and subjective experience are objectively stupid and wrong.

    Of course, it’s mostly because people feel they have no power over the world and don’t resign themselves to that idea that we get stunts like this. The problem is that most people attempt to grasp at power in very pathetic ways, because they don’t know what real power is, or what’s worth protecting.

  10. Cultural appropriation… I think there’s something here. Just hold on… Stay with me. Perhaps we should let Hispanics keep the bolero and the sombrero, wouldn’t want to impugn their identity, right? It’s not like Europeans don’t have cultural clothing. The suit, for instance. I think that anyone that bitches about cultural appropriation should be estopped from wearing a suit, unless they have English heritage.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suit_(clothing)

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