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Even the Hardest Ice Will Eventually Melt

In a culture designed from the beginning to be a melting pot, cultural appropriation is an imaginary crime.

Call it what you will: cultural appropriation, cultural misappropriation, etc.

Claim it has no relationship with acculturation or assimilation — whatever.

Whether the adoption reflects deep admiration or mere art…

that’s what it is: admiration or mere art.

There are a legion of far more significant matters on which to be focused.

Remember: if it doesn’t go both ways (Continuity of Proofs) then it is a false argument.

For example: if a vulgar, drunk, drug-using, licentious, arrogant, greedy, adulterous, violent, wife-beating rap star is upset because someone other than the ethnic group he identifies with is wearing their hair in dreadlocks…

if that same rap star is wearing the Christian cross around his neck…

Then the argument fails.

There is actually a more accurate word available to us in English to describe this phenomena:



Edinburg, Scotland

edinburgh, scotland

Edinburgh (/ˈɛdɪnbərə/or /ˈɛdɪnbrə/; Scottish GaelicDùn Èideann [ˈt̪uːn ˈeːtʲən̪ˠ]) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. It is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth‘s southern shore.

Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. Historically part of Midlothian, the city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering. It is the second largest financial centre in the United Kingdom and the city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom’s second most popular tourist destination, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.

Edinburgh is Scotland’s second most populous city and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The official population estimates are 464,990 (2012) for the Locality of Edinburgh (Edinburgh pre 1975 regionalisation plus Currie and Balerno), 507,170 (2016) for the City of Edinburgh, and 1,339,380 (2014) for the city region Edinburgh lies at the heart of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region comprising East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.

The city is the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. It is home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of four in the city, was placed 17th in the QS World University Rankings in 2013 and 2014. The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the world’s largest annual international arts festival. Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh CastleHolyrood Palace, the churches of St. GilesGreyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town, built in the 18th century. Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999.


From Wikipedia: Edinburgh