People fight for their cultures while remaining oblivious to the fact that they have been bought and sold already for and by the top 1%. Clearer than that is impossible. Monetarism rules everything and robs everybody blind.
So the only solution that is left is to restart anew without this “is my culture” mindset and let it go.
Cultures are all pieces of the same BIG puzzle, so we should use them to access a broader existential vision instead of as a tool to maintain nonsensical (and often lethal) status quos
Woman with chin tattoo accused of appropriating native New Zealand culture (2018)
“It’s not acceptable … You can only have it if you have a genealogy that is Maori,” she added.
Moko kauae facial tattoos, which traditionally cover the entire face for men and chin for women, are a sacred tradition that connect an individual to their Maori family and cultural roots.
“Cultural appropriation has pillaged almost every other taonga [treasure] sacred to our people. The line is drawn here,” she was further quoted on Facebook.
Richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, study finds (2017)
These millionaires – who account for 0.7% of the world’s adult population – control 46% of total global wealth that now stands at $280tn. At the other end of the spectrum, the world’s 3.5 billion poorest adults each have assets of less than $10,000 (£7,600). Collectively these people, who account for 70% of the world’s working age population, account for just 2.7% of global wealth…. MORE
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