The Haka And The Evil Of Cultural Appropriation

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The 'Haka' dance, intended to intimidate the opposition. A shocking example of cultural appropriation


Of all the many crimes committed by white people against other cultures, cultural appropriation is up there with slavery and genocide in terms of wickedness. Cultural appropriation is of course the act of using or taking without permission aspects of other cultures for one’s own personal gain. It robs a culture of its own identity for no compensation, which is what makes this crime so insidious.

Examples of cultural appropriation abound, from dressing up as a witch on Halloween (stealing from the Wiccan religion), eating curry (largely an Asian cuisine) or wearing a sombrero hat at a fancy dress party. Each of these acts of theft is despicable.

Perhaps the most cynical and evil example of cultural appropriation relates to the New Zealand (All-Blacks) rugby union team.  The mere fact that the team is made up of mostly white middle class men shows their arrogance in calling themselves all-black and wearing black jerseys. Worst still, the All-Blacks perform a strange dance before each rugby game called the Haka, which they have stolen from the Maori tribe. The purpose of this dance is not only to loosen limbs, tongues etc but to gain a psychological advantage over the opposition.

This may put fear into the opposition but it is still theft

Progressives from a number of countries including South Africa, England, Australia and France have long joined with the Maori in demanding that the All Blacks cease and desist dancing the Haka and pay reparations. Their protests, however, have largely fallen on deaf ears.

A much better example was set by late South African President Nelson Mandela, who famously wore the Springboks rugby jersey to cheer on his side against the evil All Blacks in the World Cup final in 1995. This was an act designed to unite a country that was just emerging from the apartheid period.  In any case, as a black man, Mandela had the right to wear whatever he wanted, including a sombrero.

Mandela, an act of statesmanship not cultural appropriation
Mohammed bin Sayidul
Mohammed bin Sayidul

As a Muslim, one practice which particularly gets my goat is when western womyn wrap their heads in a towel when at a spa. I am fully supportive of womyn’s rights as long as it is practiced beneath a full burqa; however, this practice was clearly done without asking permission of the children of Allah! This imitation of our sacred turban should not be tolerated, and I hope that Mr. Obama, who as a Muslim I am sure is offended, will take action to resolve this issue, at the same time using his pardon to forgive all of the womyn who have done this.

Barakat,
~ Mohammed

Mohammed bin Sayidul
Mohammed bin Sayidul

Most definitely. It takes all my self-restraint during this time of year to not “trigger”, say, whites at a shopping mall, if you get my drift.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

May I personally apologize on behalf of all the white neanderthals who blurt our “Merry Christmas” in public places, not even aware that this is very offensive to Muslims. I hope you will forgive my race for this brutish insensitivity.

Mohammed bin Sayidul
Mohammed bin Sayidul

MDB,

You are an enlightened exception of your race, which leads me to wonder if perhaps you might be wrongskin? I am not used to such intelligent comments from whites.

Thonathan Dunham
Thonathan Dunham

Don’t worry. There are some of us out there who understand our privilege and know how to check it. We value your culture and your experiences from it and I think we all have to take a look at our own culture and cleanse it of these many things that are offensive to your people.

gman
gman

MERRY CHRISTMAS ! ! ! ! ! and my TRUMP rid this great christian nation of the muslim animal horde and the monkey god allah

drb6
drb6

Thank you for that. The biggest issue of “THAT” type of triggering is that it is non-selective – it might hurt also minorities who are shopping!

Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Al-Shabbaz 2
Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Al-Shabbaz 2

Thas’ all good you Gods an Erfs… – We be doin’ our own *Wardance* ‘pon dem devils from the tribe of Yakub, *Real Soon*… – Knowwh’umsayin’?…

richandrenee

That sounds very exciting Lord Raheem. Will you need vegan catering?

RICK
RICK

GIVE ME A BREAK SNOWFLAKE.

#hate-speech

AccreditedAggie
AccreditedAggie

Your kind of HATE SPEECH is intolerable to the tolerant, liberal people who come to this SAFE SPACE!! Begone to Ron Paul’s site or Stormfront.gov if you want to spread your NAZI propoganda!!!

gdpbull
gdpbull

Even as a child, I was sensitive to white appropriation. When us kids played cowboys and indians, I always felt uncomfortable playing an indian because I knew I could not do justice to the part, since I was a privileged white boy. When playing the cowboy, I would always make sure I took a make-believe indian arrow and die early in the game. It made me feel really good about myself.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

You’re right to feel ashamed. The Indians were also far superior warriors to the cowboys and had a special spiritual connection to the land, which is accurately depicted in Western movies.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

I think that the practice of wearing baseball caps with the bill giving shade to the neck instead of the face began with bl__cks. So even though I would really rather look cool, I have continued to wear my caps in the white fashion to avoid cultural appropriation. (I omit the vowel in the word bl__ck. I got the idea from how the Jews spell G_d.) I’m a new progressive, so correct me if I am wrong. I like to repent and reform.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Wearing your baseball cap backwards has now become part and parcel of urban black hip hop culture, so white people are no longer permitted to do so. It doesn’t matter that these clothing items were originally designed for white gym-goers and outdoors types – they are now part of black culture and should be left alone by whites out of respect.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Thanks for bringing our attention to this very serious hate crime pbier. Who do these white men think they are to culturally appropriate Maoris, who had their land stolen by the British all those years ago and have suffered since? Do the white South Africans do a Zulu dance before each Rugby game? No, because that would be offensive! Grow up New Zealand – this is the 21st Century!

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

“Nearly all black and brown skins are beautiful, but a beautiful white skin is rare….Where dark complexions are massed, they make the whites look bleached-out, unwholesome, and sometimes frankly ghastly. I could notice this as a boy, down South in the slavery days before the war. The splendid black satin skin of the South African Zulus of Durban seemed to me to come very close to perfection….

The white man’s complexion makes no concealments. It can’t. It seemed to have been designed as a catch-all for everything that can damage it. Ladies have to paint it, and powder it, and cosmetic it, and diet it with arsenic, and enamel it, and be always enticing it, and persuading it, and pestering it, and fussing at it, to make it beautiful; and they do not succeed. But these efforts show what they think of the natural complexion, as distributed. As distributed it needs these helps. The complexion which they try to counterfeit is one which nature restricts to the few–to the very few. To ninety-nine persons she gives a bad complexion, to the hundredth a good one. The hundredth can keep it–how long? Ten years, perhaps.

The advantage is with the Zulu, I think. He starts with a beautiful complexion, and it will last him through. And as for the Indian brown–firm, smooth, blemishless, pleasant, and restful to the eye, afraid of no color, harmonizing with all colors and adding a grace to them all–I think there is no sort of chance for the average white complexion against that rich and perfect tint.” –

richandrenee

Thanks BFM – a very touching quote. You’ve brightened my day.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Mr. Black Flies, you spoke of the “slavery days before the war.” Do you mean the American Civil War? The War of Northern Aggression? If so, you are older than me. I was only 7 years old when the Civil War ended, and I don’t remember much. You are a real storehouse of historical information!!

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

The War of Northern Aggression of course. The White Devils from up north came flying the flag of anti-slavery, but it was a TRAP!!!

AccreditedAggie
AccreditedAggie

“The War of Northern Aggression”? Oh my!! Are you not forgetting the so-called “Civil War” was about SLAVERY???

Shouldn’t we really be calling it “The War of Southern Aggression”??? They were the ones with SLAVES, after all, and what is the slavery of People of Colour if not the rankest aggression???

AccreditedAggie
AccreditedAggie

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, obviously, so I think it’s wonderful you’ve proven people of colour to be more beautiful than whites. African people are an oppressed minority, especially in countries where they’re not the majority, so it’s important everyone recognise and value their contributions to other societies’ art, commerce, culture and skin colour.

My only concern was that your quote mentioned wimmin (“Ladies”) in a less than completely approving way, which I worried might (technically) be a kind of Misogyny, which is #HATESPEECH.

But then I realised it was only to compare them with People of Colour, who rank higher on the Victim Pyramid, so it doesn’t count.

richandrenee

Wow – what a fantastic article. The “All Blacks” are pretty much a pack of rapists. Academics and progressives in Aotearoa just ignore them in the hope they’ll go away.

Randall White
Randall White

What a moronic story. You call this news? New Zealand has some of the best race relations in the world. The entire country gets behind the All Blacks and their is never any question about the right for them to use the Haka. The Maori people have had there historic grevances addressed through the Waitangi tribunal. In NZ even the new immigrants are encourage embrace and be proud of the Maori culture. The writer of this story shows a real ignorance of New Zealand.

#hate-speech

Randall White
Randall White

What?

#hate-speech

Black Lives Matter

It’s disgusting. White pigs should not be calling themselves “blacks” and doing their version of an indigenous dance. Those crackers need to leave the country that they stole and give it back to the peaceful Maori.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

When you compare white people with pigs, are you being fair to the pigs?

Black Lives Matter

A pig is a filthy animal. In the Koran, Surah 6:145 describes the “flesh of a swine” as impure.

In contrast, the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) repeatedly instructed Muslims to drink camel urine as a medicine. That is why I believe that ALL governments should exclude all Muslims from government-paid medical services and instead require Muslims to follow Shariah-compliant laws ordering them to drink at least one large glass of camel urine every day for good health. Any government that uses so-called modern “medicine” for Muslims instead of Islam-approved camel urine is culturally oppressive.

In short, bacon is disgusting; camel urine is delicious.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Pork should be banned in Western countries – it’s an abomination to Islam. The Germans got it right by banning pork at some Oktoberfest festivals out of respect. It’s time for the entire Western world to check collectively its privilege.

Black Lives Matter

Exactly — and that means “Meatless Mondays” for dhimmis (instead of filthy, unhealthy pork) and daily camel urine for Muslims. That’s what it means to live in a multicultural society. People need to deal with it and celebrate diversity.

RICK
RICK

GIVE ME A BREAK, SNOWFLAKE

#hate-speech

Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

Swine be food of them devils… – they full of tapeworms an toxoplasmosis an shit…

richandrenee

We feel that it is important to mention, New Z#%$%#d is the racist white mans name for Aotearoa.

Black Lives Matter

So true. AmeriKKKa should also be called by its true name: Aztlan.

richandrenee

Disgusting – they’ll probably try to indoctrinate these peaceful young men into violence, misogyny, and rape.

#RugbyIsRape

Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

*Shouts Out* to all my *La Raza* seeds…

richandrenee

You seem very multi-cultural Lord Raza – good for you.

Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.
Lord Raheem Ultimate God Muhammad Ali Shabbaz 23X.

*Free Tuigamala*

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