Just Wondering: Why Can’t We Label Native Americans As Racists, Too?

Another food writer’s hypocrisy and dreams of inequality has got on my nerves. Compare the following.

Rational fears of coronavirus have emptied San Francisco Chinatown restaurants.  Eater.com .

Conclusion by the radical left:  Chinese who bring infectious diseases are victims of racism.  So says a staff writer at Eater.com, article excerpts and link below.

Christopher Columbus – a European and my hero – brought (deliberately?) infectious diseases to America.  Many Native Americans died.

Conclusion by the radical Left:  Columbus Was A Racist White Supremicist (link to SacBee story below)

Why Can’t We Label Native Americans As Racists For Their Claims of European diseases, Too?  In fact, why can’t we label gay men as disease carriers, too?  Answer:  gays and Chinese are among the victim class.


Eater.com

“Eater” is an online Left-leaning website that willfully injects cringe-worthy politics and social justice into restaurant reviews.

“Pinning Coronavirus on How Chinese People Eat Plays Into Racist Assumptions”

“The outbreak has had a decidedly dehumanizing effect, reigniting old strains of racism and xenophobia that frame Chinese people as uncivilized, barbaric ‘others.'”

‘The outbreak has had a decidedly dehumanizing effect, reigniting old strains of racism and xenophobia that frame Chinese people as uncivilized, barbaric “others” who bring with them dangerous, contagious diseases and an appetite for dogs, cats, and other animals outside the norms of Occidental diets. These ideas, perennially the subtext behind how Chinese people are viewed by the Western gaze, have been given oxygen anew after preliminary reports linked the coronavirus outbreak to a Wuhan wet market where produce and meat are sold alongside livestock and more exotic wildlife like snakes, civet cats, and bamboo rats; and to bats, which are frequent carriers of viruses that cause human disease.

 . . . ‘Second, the hypocritical idea that some animals are socially permissible to eat, while others are not, is a belief in one’s own cultural hegemony.'”

FACTS ARE LOST ON LIBERAL LEFTIES

The fact that liberals in California affirm that Christopher Columbus was responsible for bringing European diseases to America and thereby (deliberately?) murdering thousands of Natives is lost on Eater’s editors.  It’s also lost on Jenny G. Zhang (her article below).

So, while it’s trendy to scream RACISM at European ancestors like myself, it’s forbidden to claim that Natives are racist!

In addition to racist claims, another point Zhang makes in her piece is that one person’s creepy animal protein source is another person’s source of acceptable cultural appropriation.  In short, eating bats and rats and dogs — even though unsanitary — is acceptable because it’s Chinese.

Our reasonable fear of coronavirus from a live exotic animal market comes from concerns of sanitation, not race!

Will Chinese-Americans Politicize Coronavirus like the Victims of HIV/AIDS Have?

It’s not by accident that this kind of politicization of a communicable disease comes out of San Francisco.  It’s well-known that gay activists there were violently against any kind of routine control of HIV.  The result, of course, is victims of the disease have routinely spread HIV/AIDS throughout the U.S.  due to a “hands off” policy of the Centers for Disease Control.

RELATED:

Video:  World Health Organization changes name so as not to cause discrimination against “any group of people.”  China Uncensored and China Uncensored’s YouTube Channel.

“California swaps Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day.”  Governor Gavin Newsom:  “I will never forget going on the tours of all the Spanish missions and building the actual forts,” Newsom said during a Capitol event to honor Native American Day.  “I remember the cowboys and Indians. Nobody taught me empathy, sensitivity or understanding as it relates to what really happened. This was the original genocide. It was about white supremacy.” Sacramento Bee.

“The Politics of The AIDS Movement:  Blame Everyone Else.” Stealthcare: exploring biomedical research.

Cultural Food Appropriation Is Snobbery

It should not matter to anyone living in the freest nation on earth where you come from.  That is the entire idea behind freedom here.

Here is what I learned on the radio today.  The San Francisco Chronicle hired a new food critic.  Her name is Soleil Ho.  (I mean no disrespect but found I needed to add “Miss” to her name for readability.  NinaOnFood.)

Miss Soleil Ho is boastful about being THE Expert Cultural Appropriation Sheriff in town.  The Chronicle agrees!

Boy, does she have a chip on her shoulder!

Soleil Ho Named San Francisco Chronicle Food Critic. 12/5/18.

21st Century Paranoia About . . . Cuisine?  Give Me A Break!

Writing about recipes and ingredients should be off-limits to social justice platitudes and threats.

Here is what I consider a threat:

“If a radio program is about Mexican food, then a person from that culture should be the one chosen to discuss it.   Otherwise, it is misappropriation. “ (Paraphrased.) Miss Soleil Ho on KQED radio Forum December 18, 2018.

Earth to miss Ho:  Julia Child was not French yet she hosted “Bon Appetite” and authored cookbooks on the subject.  Would Child be accepted in this ice-cold Utopian environment of today’s young people?

In the early days of this country, finding food from your particular ethnic recipes was somewhat difficult.  But nobody launched websites about it.   In particular, they were not taken seriously if they demanded the “right” to it.

What Can Possibly Go Wrong With Demanding Cultural Appropriation in Food?

Plenty.

Real example.  I know of a Mexican family that runs a Greek restaurant.  What do impossible Utopians like Miss Ho want to do with this family?

Fair Warning to Cultural Utopians

Do you think it cruel to inform Ms. Ho that The Mexican Race is nonexistent?  New York Times – Genetically There’s No Such Thing As A MexicanThe citizens of Mexico are mostly of Spanish European ancestry, i.e., White.

Never Trust A Food Critic!

Quotes by Miss Soleil Ho.  She is so self-convinced of her original thinking!!

(1)  “Food is so much more than sustenance. It’s political, it’s cultural, it’s personal, and I want to learn about how others experience the things they eat.”

(2)  “A lot of my work is focused on how we can use food to talk about bigger issues—racism, sexism, sexual harassment, identity—[…] at the center of so many global trends and power dynamics when you think about colonialism . . .

“If you look past the existing narratives about you can see so many things at play and so many people jockeying for control over the narrative.”

But Can She Cook?

I wonder if Miss Ho knows how to cook.  Is she another Food Critic Fraud like played by actress Barbara Stanwick in “Christmas In Connecticut?”

Plot:  A renowned magazine food critic known for her holiday meal planning and exceptional knowledge of cuisines is actually a fraud and cannot even boil an egg or make scrambled eggs.

More reading from the Utopian Planners for a world I do not identify with:

The Feminist Guide to Being a Foodie w/o Being Culturally Appropriative.

 What’s Wrong with Cultural Appropriation?  Everydayfeminist.