JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: “CULTURAL APPROPRIATION” AND OTHER MEANINGLESS SLOGANS – A DECAY IN LANGUAGE OR A DECAY IN THINKING?   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

It’s Halloween – time to bring out the ‘cultural appropriation’ scare stories

Please, “cultural appropriation” is a term which would be banned, had we any kind of authority looking after our powerful and beautiful language.

But we don’t have any authority, so a stream of idiocies keeps creeping in, day by day. I’m not against new expressions, but they should mean something.

I suppose the problem is not really grounded in disintegrating language, but in disintegrating thinking of a large number of people from the millennials.

“Cultural appropriation,” like “conspiracy theory,” is one of those expression which work as a form of advertising, words stuck together which seem to have substance at a glance but really carry no more meaning than “gets clothes whiter than white.”

They are suggestive phrases, insinuated into minds by endless repetition, not solid thoughts or ideas at all.

Posted October 31, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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