Appropriate

Appropriate Not AppropriationAppropriate Not Appropriation, She’s Not White

Yes, this fine, young ebony woman is perfectly appropriate in her dress. Nobody is going to complain that she’s guilty of Cultural Appropriation, despite her dress being a cross between a Vietnamese áo dài and a Chinese cheongsam that has been “Westernized.” She’s not White and we all know that tirades about “Cultural Appropriation” are only levied against White people in America.

Then, “Cultural Appropriation” in America is rarely anything more than a oikophobic, anti-White, racist shibboleth among our domestic enemies, the so-called Liberals and Progressives, along with their ever-aggrieved minority tenants. It is nothing more than yet another case in which these Leftists have taken something with some contextualized social value and twisted and debased it into nothing more than a mindless attack upon White people and the melting pot that is – or once was – core to American culture and which strengthened the fabric of our nation.

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Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!

chinese-new-year Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! – Wāng Wāng! Wāng Wāng!
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Hey! It’s Chinese New Year, so xīn nián kuài Lè! Here’s to wishing for good luck – or, at least, getting lucky 😉 – and prosperity in the this, the Year of the Earth Dog.

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That’s So Jílún

Yes, Jílún Is Ratchet In Chinese

 
Jílún (棘輪 or 棘轮) is Chinese for ratchet and the modern, Black slang, ratchet is the singularly best way to describe this video is showing us.

It just doesn’t get much more ratchet than having your pregnant mistress show up at your wedding in a wedding dress and start an all-out catfight with your intended bride.

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The New Threats To America

cracked one hundred dollar billsAmerica, like all nations, is and always has been under threat from foreign powers. Like the peoples of all nations this is something that Americans are used to and something that they can deal with…or could deal with. Things has changed and the new threats to America are both existential and difficult to deal with.

The new threats aren’t military; they’re economic. They’re also not the run of the mill threat to international trade. No, the new threats to America are foreign governments choosing to punitively divest themselves of US sovereign debt and eliminating the use of the US Dollar as their nations’ reserve currency.

Russia has bluntly pointed this out.

MOSCOW, March 4 (RIA Novosti) – An adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that authorities would issue general advice to dump US government bonds in the event of Russian companies and individuals being targeted by sanctions over events in Ukraine.

Sergei Glazyev said the United States would be the first to suffer in the event of any sanctions regime.

“The Americans are threatening Russia with sanctions and pulling the EU into a trade and economic war with Russia,” Glazyev said. “Most of the sanctions against Russia will bring harm to the United States itself, because as far as trade relations with the United States go, we don’t depend on them in any way.”

Glazyev noted that Russia is a creditor to the United States.

“We hold a decent amount of treasury bonds – more than $200 billion – and if the United States dares to freeze accounts of Russian businesses and citizens, we can no longer view America as a reliable partner,” he said. “We will encourage everybody to dump US Treasury bonds, get rid of dollars as an unreliable currency and leave the US market.”

Do not mistake me; in no way would I normally think this was a credible threat at this time. These are not, however, normal times and the Russian cultural psyche has proved itself willing to use “scorched earth” tactics. They’re also fairly strongly allied with China, who could both tolerate the damage to themselves from divesting themselves of US sovereign debt and eliminating the use of the US Dollar as their nations’ reserve currency. In point of fact, China would likely benefit from doing so in short-term. Hence, while the threat is not imminent, it is credible.

This, in all likelihood, isn’t going to happen. What is going to happen is that the Obama Regime will not push for sanctions against Russia for just about anything. And this, in turn, means less than it might since Europe’s flagging and vulnerable economy is dependent upon trade with Russia.

The important point is the threat is credible, extremely serious, and has been made. This not only shows the soft and flaccid underbelly of the America of the 21st century, it’s removes one of America’s greatest weapons, our trade.

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Would It Have Happened?

If America couldn’t have expanded westward, would the Civil War happened? Would it have happened without that opportunity for a massive trade imbalanced based upon the divergent costs of labor under respectively slave-holding and purely freemen societies?

Prima facie, this seems to be useless musing but it truly isn’t. It may be a very important question.

Face facts, the Civil War wasn’t a war to free the Black slaves per se. Nobody of any consequence wanted those slaves freed and even the rank and file Abolitionists favored a fanciful deportation / repatriation strategy.

Both the Civil War and most of the serious problems that led up to it were over allowing slavery to expand westward, either by the Southern states or, after the Secession, by a foreign nation. Business interests in the non-Slave states knew that they couldn’t compete against slave labor.

That was then and this is now, and that now includes America not being able to effectively against China, to lesser extent the rest of Asia, and the Developing World where, once again, what amounts to slave labor is used.

That is certainly worthy of consideration.

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