The effect of social justice bullying is that somewhere a culture dies. Anybody reading this blog for very long will not be surprised that I love Japan and Japanese things. I hate social justice bullying even more. Who are a bunch of ignorant college students steeped in revolutionary rhetoric to tell the people putting on an exhibit what they can do. Especially when the people responsible for the exhibit are from the culture that was supposedly being appropriated. The sane people who WANT the culture to be appropriated.
The Social Justice Bullies that had the Museum Of Fine Arts shut down their kimono exhibition last summer didn’t care that the museum and others were trying to keep a culture that’s dying alive. Living culture has live outside museums. Al too often it’s the last stubborn people trying to keep a part of their culture alive need the support.
I will note that the Museum Of Fine Arts is apparently a temple to Japanese culture. I’ve never been there, but I think I’m going to have to make an effort.
The people who work so hard to keep the old and dying from disappearing don’t care where that support comes from, so long as they get it. They need the support or something good will disappear forever.
As I pointed out before art needs people to support it. It doesn’t matter where you come from, only that you love it. The impact of the students social justice bullying won’t be felt by them who lost nothing they really cared about, as much as they claim to be victims. the impact will be felt in those workshops in Kyoto and our future when there is nothing more than yet another hole in the culture of us all.