In our latest podcast episode, junglegirl (Wendy) and I (Nick) talk about our visit to Palmyra, Syria, years before the civil war:
Towards the end of the episode, we start talking about the loss of cultural heritage in Syria and whether this should be considered important given the tragic human cost. I mention that we attended a talk by UNESCO director general Irina Bokova a couple of years ago in which she said that the two things were inseparable. Here is the video of her talk (scroll to the bottom):
Et voilà. Me saying i’m interested in my own cultures loss of heritage and tradition makes me a ‘racist’. Why ? Why does being worried about the loss of white culture make me a racist ? Do you say the same thing to a black man worried about losing his identity ? No, of course not, because you’re not ‘anti-racist’, you’re anti-white.
Everybody else can be worried about losing their own traditions but when a white man is more worried about his own culture than that of a foreign one he is branded ‘racist’. Not just racist, but a white man concerned about the loss of his own culture is brandishing ‘hatred’. Despite the fact that i never mentioned any other race or group of people ?!
Do you not think, even though you can’t see it, that people who are able to think can see exactly what it is people like you are?
Don’t ever forget that people like me don’t give two shits about what people like you think, either.
Oh, mods - i expect this comment to be left standing the same way a black man defending himself against an anti-black racist would be allowed to stand.
Drew, have you noticed that different people seem to take issue with a lot of things you say in multiple threads? Going through your various comments, you say almost nothing positive. If you’re trolling, then stop. If you’re genuine, then please try to be a bit nicer. Thanks.