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No to Cultural Appropriation. by intermetal No to Cultural Appropriation. by intermetal
We Britons are a culture, not a costume. It is not right for the history of a particular people to be misrepresented, and for multiracialism to be back-projected into a past where it was not, in fact, a feature. Figures like Friar Tuck and Queen Guinevere belong to British and ethnic European history and mythology. It is also wrong for the BBC to cast black actors as medieval bishops and knights in Shakespearean dramas (i.e. The Hollow Crown' which are otherwise relatively authentic. Can we not even claim our past and our cultural icons as our own? Must these too be up for grabs? This is a trend that seems to be becoming more prevalent, and there is a need to protest against it. The design behind all this is surely to dull in peoples minds consciousness of the fact that Albion was a white land.

One is reminded of the maxim of the totalitarian party in George Orwell's dystopian novel 'Nineteen Eighty Four': Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.' 
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Cityofthesun Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Fuck black people. Simple as that.

They whinge about how their culture has somehow been stolen from them or been disregarded… But they turn around and expect us to either make some kind of unrealistic accommodation into ours for them, or even worse they want to demonise it.

If I want to raise my children to speak Gaelic or Magyar what right do those darkie bastards have to take offence to that? OR they push their way into our cultural circle, whilst excluding us from theirs. Thats my main issue; if you want to celebrate Saint Patricks day with me, sit at my table and eat Irish food… Great! But don't then bar me from listening to your music or style of dress because I'm "White and don't understand".

Fair is fair, many black people have suffered through hard times in the past and have been wronged. But that was then, this is now and they aren't making any friends when they carrying on this fucking attitude. Their racism is no more justified than mine, if they don't like it I'll MAKE them fuck off out of Europe.
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YamaTheSpaceFish Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please please please please please please tell me you're not actually Hungarian.
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Cityofthesun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
My mothers parents.
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intermetal Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
It's not black people who are driving or pushing this sort of casting or encroachment. I don't think there is a general desire among blacks to insert anachronistic black faces into British or European history and mythology. I suspect other and more sinister forces are at work. It is typical of the Left, though, to allow non-whites their cultural exclusivity ('we are a culture, not a costume'), but to expect white culture and heritage to be inclusive to the point of effacement. Got to admire cultural Marxists for their consistent commitment to double-standards.
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Cityofthesun Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
I'm not sure if you're just blaming self hating left wing hippy bastards entirely or… You're implicating a certain kind of Middle Eastern people who have infiltrated and lived within Europe for the last Millennia? 
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intermetal Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
The two things are not mutually exclusive. The former were largely dupes of the latter. 
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Cityofthesun Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
The guilt trip is a powerful tool.
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hows about Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman?

I liked that one, where they invent a black character but keep everyone else white. I think thats acceptable.
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intermetal Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
That is acceptable because it was recognised that a black bloke in medieval England would be something very unusual, and they came up with a somewhat plausible explanation for his presence. (It was a bit much that they pretended the Muslims had telescopes in the 1190s, however, since actually the Dutch invented telescopes in the 1600s, but that's another story). The sinister thing about the more recent trend highlighted here, in these BBC dramas done for a young/popular audience, is that the non-whites are presented as members of the regular society, even as members of the established aristocracy. Surely there is an agenda behind it, involving fooling impressionable minds that England was always racially diverse. It is also an infringement upon the heritage of the white British, which would not be acceptable in a reversed scenario. The non-white actors also all happen to be playing noble, courageous characters with qualities of leadership. I've not seen any black villains in these programmes.  
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, yes it does annoy me when non white minorites only get to be squeaky-clean.

Why just take a look at superhero comics. Seems there's been tons of cool new, heroic non white/male characters invented, but on the villains side it seems like its just whyte mehnz all over the place. I tried to address that with some fan characters I made I mean, why not have diverse villians to go with diverse heroes?
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