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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    It has nothing to do with supremacy. A lot of countries outside the West aren't revelling in their culture on a daily basis. In fact at a surface glance they're practically indistinguishable.

    "These things are not specific to the west and never have been" Are you deliberately trying to ignore the subtlety of my point? I'm obviously not saying these things were ever specific to the West, but that overwhelming advances in the West have had an effect on, for instance, how modern medicine is practised in the first place and to a less universal extent the rule of law.
    I can only speak for the Middle East and Italy and we are huge on culture in the Middle East.

    Okay so those are good points but I don't see how it's cultural appropriation?
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    :toofunny: no one is going to steal your shoes!
    LOL, but I don't want to show off my orange and pink socks...
    Also, once I start removing articles of clothing, I find it hard to stop...
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    More vapid, useless, deflecting text from the privileged boy.

    I would bother adding you to my ignore list but it's okay, I'm sure you'll give up soon. Plus, I can and will ignore you just fine on my own
    Please, add me to your ignore list.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    That's what I was thinking.
    I've been meaning to go and do some meditation in my college 'quiet room' for some time now. Maybe bring out my upside down cross and draw some pentagons. I'm not sure if that's the best thing to do though, since I've noticed that most of the people in there seem to leave their shoes outside.
    You must wear your culturally appropriate footwear, the Wellington Boot.
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    (Original post by Roofas)
    No one seems to have a problem appropriating Western culture of modern medicine, industry and democracy. I suppose the rest of the world's people don't want to go back to living in a poverty and pestilence ridden hell hole where you were lucky to live beyond the age of 35.
    End of thread
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    It would be amusing if it wasn't so depressing.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Please, add me to your ignore list.
    Actually no I won't. Everyone here I've spoken to is using their brains except you. I won't make it easier for you. I will keep quoting and see what other nonsene you come up with. I mean you haven't even bothered to contribute ONE USEFUL thing here!? I should report you for non constructive b.s.

    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    LOL, but I don't want to show off my orange and pink socks...
    Also, once I start removing articles of clothing, I find it hard to stop...
    lmaoo

    I did yoga once

    and I only did it once...
    it was horrible

    Doing weird stretches like the tiny Oriental coach

    in my basketball shorts :toofunny:
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    (Original post by StrangeBanana)
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    Cultural appropriation is soo inappropriate lol
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    I have no problem with people wearing clothes, accessories etc. from other cultures; I honestly don't see why that is so offensive? However, if someone were to wear clothes from another culture just to mock said culture, then it's definitely offensive.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Yoga stretches are 'weird'? WTH man?!

    You supporting the stereotype that Orientals are small? WTF bro?!

    So racist...
    She was small
    She was oriental.

    and yes. It was weird.

    How am I meant to contort my body this way :noway:

    I cried for help so many times :toofunny:
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    Cultural appropriation is soo inappropriate lol
    you're bad at life
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    Actually no I won't. Everyone here I've spoken to is using their brains except you. I won't make it easier for you. I will keep quoting and see what other nonsene you come up with. I mean you haven't even bothered to contribute ONE USEFUL thing here!? I should report you for non constructive b.s.
    Are you telling me that you were using your brains when you said "ethnic sellout" to qualify people of colour that disagree with you?
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    (Original post by StrangeBanana)
    Precisely.

    That's why the West never should have let the rest of the world benefit from the fruits of their labours. All the modern medicine and technology that Europe has produced should be exclusively taken advantage of in Europe. Everyone else can **** off and starve.
    Lmao the medicine companies WILL NOT like that!
    That's less money for them!

    (Original post by Josb)
    Are you telling me that you were using your brains when you said "ethnic sellout" to qualify people of colour that disagree with you?
    Try again. I already explained and the person who asked me to explain had no other issues with me. You just want to argue for reps or out of boredom.

    (Original post by drowzee)
    However, if someone were to wear clothes from another culture just to mock said culture, then it's definitely offensive.
    I repped you for this. Also to ask if you know Amy Jackson...
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Is that a never then?
    I've never heard of any known cases?
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    Try again. I already explained and the person who asked me to explain had no other issues with me. You just want to argue for reps or out of boredom.
    You perhaps gave your explanation, but it was still a very stupid thing to say.

    I don't care about rep. I would need 10.000 more reps to get a new gem, and I'm not going to get them by talking to you.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    You perhaps gave your explanation, but it was still a very stupid thing to say.

    I don't care about rep. I would need 10.000 more reps to get a new gem, and I'm not going to get them by talking to you.
    Oh look. namecalling. And alas. The gem count talk :ahee:

    Omfg you really are boring me.
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    (Original post by StrangeBanana)
    you're just bad at life
    (Original post by StrangeBanana)

    Precisely.

    That's why the West never should have let the rest of the world benefit from the fruits of their labours. All the modern medicine and technology that Europe has produced should be exclusively taken advantage of in Europe. Everyone else can **** off and starve.
    strong post edit :congrats:

    so another person who's entered a debate with no knowledge or facts joins the queue...anyone else?
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Are you telling me that you were using your brains when you said "ethnic sellout" to qualify people of colour that disagree with you?
    Is English even your first language, Pierre?

    This makes no sense.
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    strong post edit :congrats:
    (Original post by somesomebody)
    strong post edit :congrats:

    so another person who's entered a debate with no knowledge or facts joins the queue...anyone else?
    strong post edit :congrats:
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    I edited back in the original to satiate your butt-hurt, anyone with half a monkey brain can see the second is sarcasm. the first point still stands tbh
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I've never heard of any known cases?
    Why is that do you think, it obviously happens.

    Take democracy as a good example, that was part of the Ancient Greek culture now it can be seen across the globe. It has been appropriated. Classical music, now used across the globe, part of western culture. The Wellington Boot, made by the 1st Duke of Wellington now used across the globe, more appropriation.

    Yet when it is Western Culture being appropriated it is ok, but anyone else it is not allowed?
 
 
 

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