White people and veterans are sure coming under fire recently, so to speak. I have to wonder about this new breed of ‘hippies’, this current generation of protestors and progressives.
My generation wanted to Stick It To the Man, it’s true. The Man was usually white. A few of those stickers became rich capitalists and ended up being The Man, but at least they didn’t say really stupid stuff in their protest years. At least, not from a distance of forty some years, they didn’t.
They said things like, Make Love, Not War, and Military Industrial Complex, and Tune In, Turn On, and Drop Out. They even said, End the War! Gasp. Didn’t they know the Commies would take over the minute we pulled out of Vietnam? (I can’t remember- did they?)
I’ve read two articles in as many days about trending issues the young folk are protesting. Are these issues deserving of a great deal of angst, like homelessness, a living wage for everyone, widespread endemic drug and alcohol abuse, pedophilia, corporate shenanigans, things of that nature?
No, they are not. These issues are instead addressing the problem of veterans going to college. Veterans, say some SJWs, should not be allowed on a regular college campus. Oh, the joyous days of protesting the ROTC recruiters on campus back in the day. Now there was an issue you could sink your teeth into. That was the Military Industrial Complex protesting in action!
(There is some question as to whether this is a hoax or not. A student claiming to represent a school newsletter had approval from the administration to post a flyer saying veterans shouldn’t be allowed to take classes. The university claims they didn’t approve it.)
I once interviewed a man who was 92. He’d be at least 100, if he’s still alive. I hope he is, because he was a hoot. He told me all about fixing his daughter’s roof. She was 70 at the time. He also regaled me with stories of kicking over the tables of the Communist recruiters on the campus of his school back in the 30s. It might have been Berkeley. He was coming out of WWI, and there was a Great Depression, which is kind of an oxymoron, but he still didn’t think the Commies had all the answers.
Veterans are scary, said the SJW flyer posted on campus. That is the reason they shouldn’t attend college. They frighten the other students.
Personally, I think this attitude is short sighted. Knowing that a campus shooter could show up any day, these things not being scheduled generally, I’d be grateful rather than not, knowing there’s someone sitting next to me in class who knows how to fire weapons and has faced exploding devices and lots of people trying to shoot him in the course of a work day.
He or she is the student I’d look to, to step up and stop that guy.
These veterans would be allowed to go to school, said the flyer posted by the mysterious student, but only go to trade schools. Clearly, welders and mechanics don’t get scared by veterans and other bogymen.
Meanwhile, not far away in Portland, Oregon, activists are compiling a list of restaurants owned by ‘white’ people who have the gall to appropriate other people’s food. This doesn’t mean that random Caucasians are stealing other people’s bologna samwishes and Twinkies. It means they make and serve tacos and dosas and such in their restaurants.
This list of No No restaurants are the ones people should boycott, say the activists.
This leaves me wondering what in hell I should make and eat as a white American.
Hot dogs, which are thought of as quintessentially American, would be okay. The hot dog came from Germany, didn’t it? Well, Germans are mostly white (Germans: Motto, We’re mostly white! ), so I guess hot dogs are aces. Trouble is, I only like to eat hot dogs maybe once a year. I’m going to be awfully hungry on Day Two.
What about hamburgers? I think they’re okay, too. Which means McDonald’s and Wendy’s are safe from boycott. Wendy is a red haired wench. She definitely appears Caucasian. What about Panda Express? That’s Asian food, so I guess I should no longer patronize them until I investigate who really owns the franchise. They do mostly employ Mexican ladies. At least the ones near us do.
Spaghetti, pizza, and lasagna came from Italy. Are they allowed to use noodles, seeing as how Marco Polo brought them back to Italy from China, wasn’t it? Are Italians white, by the way? The Germans haven’t always thought so. I know Asians aren’t.
What about chili? Isn’t that a bastardization of a Mexican bean dish? How about southern dishes like catfish, red beans and rice? I’m almost positive there were some non-white people who thought of those first.
Rice is used in Asian and Latino restaurants. I heard they also use it in Spanish restaurants. Probably some guy like Marco P brought it back from an Asian country too, just willy nilly appropriating other people’s cultural food dishes. Tch.
Cheese is kind of French, but I don’t know if we’re boycotting just white people, or whether we’re including anyone who ‘appropriates’ someone else’s dishes. Wisconsin dairy farmers are definitely white. Ergo, other races shouldn’t use cheese in their restaurants. Cheese is ours. That’s really going to cut some people off at the knees, menu-wise.
I’m getting hungry talking about this, but I’m afraid to eat anything. I might get boycotted. I love me a good cup of coffee, but you’ll never see me in a diner or a Starbucks again. That heavenly hot stuff in a cup belongs to Columbia, and nobody has the right to appropriate it. I’m going to organize a night raiding party, all of us dressed up like Pancho Villa, and we’ll dump a bunch of coffee beans off a cargo plane. Rest easy, Columbia! I’m here to help!
The two ladies in Portland, Oregon, who caused such a furor because they ‘appropriated’ their burrito recipe and were forced to shut down their food cart when people found out they’d brought their recipe back from Mexico after a vacation there, should have kept it on the down low, or told people the recipe was passed down to them from a great grandparent.
Only then, someone would have jacked their family genealogy and called them out as liars and thieves. Ridiculous. No one owns a recipe. Let’s just throw some oregano instead of cumin in there. Voila. New recipe.
You know that clap blackjack dealers give when they’re tapped out by another dealer, to prove they haven’t palmed a black chip? Well, that’s what I’m doing with the SJW movement.
I’ll stick with the hippies who just wanted to Stick It To The Man, not to the ordinary guy. (They often confused these two subsets of society, which is probably why I didn’t become a hippie, either.)