As a 6'2" middle-aged white male Buddhist who plays Chinese folk flutes, what are my thoughts about cultural appropriation?
The outrage is often sparked by subverted expectations and stereotypes held *by those outraged.*
"Cultural appropriation" outrage reinforces unhealthy mindless tribalism, is openly based on corrupt "Intellectual Property" law, and becomes more nonsensical as the world becomes smaller and cultures interact.
Making fun of and demeaning people is still wrong.
Watch "Orkestra Obsolete play Blue Monday using 1930s instruments - BBC Arts" on YouTube
What's the number one thing you DON'T want to hear as you are going under for surgery?
"Accept this sacrifice, oh Lord of Darkness."
Great Big-Beat mix by my man @snowdusk_ on aNONradio!
In Baroque music, a consort is "broken" when it includes instruments from more than one family - in this case: woodwind and string.
Medium Article, Internalized Homophobia, Internalized Transphobia, LGBTQ, LGBT+, Gay, Lesbian, Queer
I say this also applies to coming out as Trans especially coming out as a Trans Girl later on in life.
Buddhism is generally incompatible with the purism arising from American repristination and its philosophy of history.
These unconscious forces drive people to continually abandon their received practices in search of older, "purer" forms closer to the source and to adopt ever more demanding disciplines... until they can't meet their own unreasonable demands. Then they either abandon the Way or make a deceptive show of empty piety.
Better to walk the Path as received.
We are in the midst of the Chinese Ghost Festival.
After Taoist Master Deng Ming-Dao taught a lesson about the festival at a Chinese cultural school, a student asked him, "But isn't this all just superstition?"
The master replied, "If it helps you to express compassion and your genuine human nature, then why are you young people so afraid to be superstitious!?"
Aero Fighters - Arcade Intro (1992)
Platform: Arcade Games
Genre: Action » Shooter » Shoot-'Em-Up » Vertical
Developer/Publisher: Video System
Also Known As: Sonic Wings (JP)
Franchise: Aero Fighters / Sonic Wings
#gaming #retrogaming #arcade #1990s
Users are users the world over. We all need training in secure computing. #infosec
Wendy Seltzer @wseltzer:
Chinese users frequently use 5201314 as a password -- because it's pronounced like "I love you for ever and ever," says Yuan Tian in study of Chinese web users' passwords. #usesec19
Chan Buddhist householder-monk, LGBT+ psychotherapist, amateur Baroque flautist, Xiao and Dizi player.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko