Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Check Your Privilege, Sorry, Uranium

So there you were, naively wandering down the street in your Red Indian costume, or dressed up all "minstrelsy" like a character from a Dr. Seuss book, when all of a sudden you realize that the jolly outfit is, in fact, racist.

Disaster. You run home, look at the packaging of your tried and true "General Lee" and see the word "traditional." You hide it, embarrassed, and reach for another costume, the George Washington one. That'll work. But no, "colonial." You reach blindly for  another and pull out the "Cecil Rhodes." No! Catastrophe.

Maybe the Chaka Zulu will work. Mistake. "Tribal." So you search, desperately, for something to wear on Halloween, something that doesn't perpetuate stereotypes, misinformation, or historical inaccuracy.

Don't say Uranium One.



LL said...

You could go as a ghoul: Hillary Clinton mask, fat padding, black cloak and a broom.

LindaG said...

Haha. That is about what I was going to say. About all that is left is a ghost.
Or a vampire, maybe.
Just do what we used to do when I was growing up. Get the family together and bob for apples. Then let the kids hunt for candy like Easter, or ... I don't know.
I'm surprised the liberals want to kill Halloween. I mean, it's not Christmas.

Adrienne said...

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

LL said...

Having Hillary sell off and profit from 20% of US uranium is nothing to what she would have done had she become President.

LSP said...

LL, you're right, it's ghoulish.

LSP said...

That's a good point, Linda. You'd think they'd like Halloween, with all its witches and ghouls but no, they want to kill it. I guess they're bored with attacking Christmas.

LSP said...

Adrienne, I second that motion.

Mattexian said...

As a wise liberal (Ha!) once opined, "Never let an opportunity go to waste." That's all this long holiday season is, an opportunity to deride Western Civilization. Columbus Day: racist, genocidal. Halloween: racist, sexist, stereotyping. Thanksgiving: more racist, genocidal, exploitative. Christmas: religious, exploitative. About the only holiday not on their hit list yet is Hanukah, altho I guess it depends on how rabidly anti-Israel they are this year.

LindaG said...

They are always anti-Israel. Just look at the last 8 years.
But now we have President Trump. So they will probably be quite rabid, I think.