If you follow the logic from The Incredibles, once everything is racist, nothing will be, but that’s not true. In the everything is racist universe, everything is racist, and there is nothing you can do or say to change it. It is an original sin Secular-Communist-Humanist style, void of any hope for redemption.
Recently, I chatted with someone who told me a story about her young niece, who goes to a prestigious preschool and was eating rice with her hands at lunchtime. The feedback her parents received was that this child needed to work on her table manners and use proper cutlery to eat.
I immediately felt a rush of anger bubble up inside me when I heard this. The message that eating food with your hands is an unmannered way to eat is a real problem for me because it is dripping with the control and shame of colonization, which is particularly dangerous in an educational context.
Suggesting that a child who eats with her hands has no manners is an echo of European colonial powers looking to tame the wildness out of the people they controlled. These European table manners were imposed on conquered people in an attempt to “civilize” them. It’s a damaging message about right and wrong ways to do things.
Okay, so the Left’s efforts to impose Marxism on a once free people must be dripping with the control and shame of colonization. An imposed set of manners and mannerisms for a conquered people.
No. Sorry, yes!
You know what else? When in Rome. Yes, if you go to a foreign country and are at best awkward or at worst refuse to embrace their culture (including their manners), you’ll probably get mocked.
If you’d like to understand that in more detail you’ll need to learn their language. They aren’t going to learn yours and call their refusal to do so racist.
You’ll also need papers, ID, passports, and most nations have strict employment rules. These things are labeled as racist in the US, which is to say none of them are. That’s just progressive BS to undermine our culture. The one that has welcomed more people from more places and freed more of them from poverty and oppression than any in the world or human history.
It’s the culture of opportunity.
And maybe, depending on where you are and what you are eating, you’ll get a bit of side-eye for failing not to understand the manners. Let me help.
The only thing you really need to know in America is this. These a**holes will hate you no matter who you are or what you look like if you don’t carry their political water.
So choose between totalitarianism or the awkward cultural honeymoon that comes with embracing American exceptionalism and a few quirky oddities like knowing when it is okay and not okay to eat with your hands.
Thus endeth the lesson.