Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham University and author of “Who Owns Culture? Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law,” defines cultural appropriation as follows:
“Taking intellectual property, traditional knowledge, cultural expressions, or artifacts from someone else’s culture without permission. This can include unauthorized use of another culture’s dance, dress, music, language, folklore, cuisine, traditional medicine, religious symbols, etc. “
As a German American, I have to politely request that BLM quit culturally appropriating the use German Philosophy (intellectual property) in their Marxist campaign to overthrow the United States. Hadley Arkes explains how American academics imported German Philosophy:
“After all the affectation, and the springing of new words (“postmodernism”, “deconstruction”)….There is nothing in the current scene that had not been prefigured quite precisely by Leo Strauss after the Second World War, when it was evident that the ethic of “social science” was taking hold in American universities and bringing with it the premises of relativism. There was the distinction, most notably between “facts” and “values”: the insistence that we can have no rational knowledge of right and wrong as we can have about empirical “facts”. We would speak then of value judgements in place of moral understandings: statements about morality were irreducibly personal and subjective, cut off from truth and falsity. With premises of that kind in place, it was but a short step to add the further refinements of relativism and historicism. The doctrines with an edge seemed to emanate in the main from Nietzsche, Weber, Heidegger, and the early Wittgenstein. They came, curiously, from German Philosophy. Strauss remarked then, in Natural Right and History (1953) that “this would not be the first time that a nation, defeated on the battlefield has deprived of its conquerors of the most sublime fruit of victory by imposing on them the yoke of its own thought”.
That is correct and, unfortunately, Cultural Marxism is German as well. The tenets of Cultural Marxism arose mostly out of The Frankfurt School (that’s in Germany for those of you who were educated by Marxists). Moreover, consider Andrew Breitbart’s comments:
“Think about this: These guys left, THESE GUYS LEFT NAZI GERMANY and Mussolini’s Italy to come to California in the 1940’s and they lived by the beach, and they were depressed by the relentless cheery-ness – the productivity; and the capitalism that they witnessed around them. And they came up with, at the end of the day; We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.”
This means that BLM marxists have grounded their movement in another people’s culture and intellectual property. If one believes his or her own BLM Marxist bullshit, then he or she has to stop. They’re being lead, indoctrinated, and enslaved by my culture’s intellectual thought anyway. They must stop now. They have run into a logical cul-de-sac and falsified their own beliefs.
BTW, this would be a good opportunity to point out that BLM and similar Marxists are supported, funded, and controlled by rich, white male dominated corporations who are heavily invested in China’s slave camps- making BLM stupid beyond our usual understanding of stupid.