Sunday, 19 October 2014

Glastonbury bans sale of Red Indian headgear

I know, it's not even June yet, but already all 150,000 tickets have been sold - and already organisers of next year's Glastonbury Festival have decreed that no-one will be allowed to sell Native American headwear.

This follows an online petition to ban such sales at the festival, signed by a massive 65 people, few of whom may actually attend, but all of whom are clearly left-wing control freaks. Like the petition organiser, the American-sounding (and therefore riddled with guilt about the nineteenth-century ethnic cleansing of American natives?) Daniel W Round -

"Daniel W Round launched a campaign to ban the popular festival accessory on Change.org, arguing that wearing them is 'offensive and disrespectful'.....Mr Round said the headdress had become 'increasingly prevalent' over the past few years at Glastonbury and other music festivals, which was a 'concerning trend'."

Continuing the politically-correct tradition of feeling offended on behalf of minorities, Daniel W polled not Red Indians, but the kind of Guardian-reading white folk who frequent Change.org instead. He rants on, like fabled polytechnic lecturer Dave Spart -

"There has long been consensus among indigenous civil rights activists in North America about the wearing of headdresses by non-Natives – that it is an offensive and disrespectful form of cultural appropriation, that it homogenises diverse indigenous peoples, and that it perpetuates damaging, archaic and racist stereotypes."

And fearful organisers took note of the 65 signatories. Such is the power of the middle-class left - they can threaten so much bad publicity for businesses which don't comply with their wishes that they usually get their way in the end. It doesn't take many, does it?

7 comments:

  1. The ban appears to cover just the sale of the headdress and not the wearing of it. So what is to stop Glastonbury goers to buy it elsewhere and take it with them? I see a business opportunity here, as well as putting two fingers up to the "offended 65".
    Penseivat

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    1. Yes, you could flog them just outside the gates, and a placard saying "Racists won't allow me to sell them inside" might generate extra sales from the PC crowd.

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  2. Robert the Biker20 October 2014 at 12:13

    Perhaps in the interests of equality, we should start a petition to bar indians from wearing Levis, driving pickup trucks or drinking whiskey and beer, all cultural appropriation from Whites.

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    1. Ha! Good idea. We all know they can't handle firewater.

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  3. The flogging them at the gate idea appeals to me maybe we should start a kitty and get some stock and go for it. ; )

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    1. And with a collecting tin for donations to rebuild the reservation flooded by white man's global warming....

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    2. Flogging them at the gate appeals to my mind as well. Wait, we are on about flogging the 'offended 65' aren't we?

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Keep it clean.....