Monday, March 22, 2004

White People Have Culture, Too

Ideas are still gelling in my head today, except it looks like none are going to "set" because of a lack of pectin, I mean sleep. So I thought I'd leave you all with the thought that white people have culture, too.

Some people think that so-called "white" people have no culture. This is like saying that chicken broth has no flavor. Of course chicken broth has flavor. That's why they concentrate and sell chicken broth flavor in those little foil-wrapped cubes.

This is fundamentally flawed from a sociological standpoint. All people have culture. Even snotty "multi-cultural" types have a culture-- a culture of snottiness of how they're so much holier than thou because they "properly" appreciate other people's cultures. Everyone puts together their own little culture, usually based on cultural ideas around them and cultural ideas passed on to them from their progenitors. Everyone by necessity views the world from inside their own culture. There's no way in hell to distance your thought processes from your culture-- your culture gives birth to your thought processes.

Discuss amongst yourselves now. I'm going to take a little nap.