Dear Social Justice Whiners – JUST. SHUT.UP.

First they came for science fiction and fantasy, trying to grab the genre from the evil, white, cisheteronormativepatriarchysomethingorother authors who have apparently been forever oppressing the poor minorities and those who gender identify as toasters. I said nothing, because… oh hell, whom am I kidding? I went off on the Social Justice Howler Monkeys for their stridency, prejudice, and utter cluelessness about how the world works.

Then they came for the sombrero, and I said nothing. OK, I said something. I called the pasty, white British douche pickle whitesplaining the cultural appropriation of the sombrero a douche pickle whitesplaining why he’s offended on behalf of the Mexicans.

They came for the cornrows, the Halloween costumes, and food, and I laughed them off, because the stupid was beginning to burn – not in a gonorrhea sort of way, but in a smelly, pathetic desperation sort of way.

But now, they’ve gone too far. The Social Justice Howler Monkeys have crossed the line, and they need to be stopped – with broomsticks and “expelliarmus” spells, if necessary. The Social Justice Howler Monkeys are attacking J.K. Rowling after she wrote about the “history of magic in North America.”

One critic, Brown University researcher Adrienne Keene, pointed out that the term “Native American” encompasses many different cultures.

“One of the largest fights in the world of representations is to recognize Native peoples and communities and cultures are diverse, complex, and vastly different from one another,” Keene wrote on her blog Native Appropriations. “There is no such thing as one ‘Native American’ anything. Even in a fictional wizarding world.”

On Twitter, Johnnie Jae, the Otoe-Missouria and Choctaw founder of the radio show A Tribe Called Geek, accused Rowling of cultural appropriation.

“When we say that non-native writers, filmmakers, artists are not entitled to our history, identities, culture & imagery we mean just that,” Jae wrote. “We’re saying there is a problem with non-natives who take without permission, without understanding and without respect for native people.”

A couple of observations here to turn the tables around a bit.

Thank you, @pottermore!

Thank you, @pottermore!

One – it’s a fucking fairy tale, you smirking, snotty, supercilious shit wits! It’s not a documentary! To claim “there’s no such thing as… even in a fictional wizarding world,” is to show complete ignorance of the actual definition of fiction! It’s also appropriation of said world. The wizarding world does not belong to Keene or Jae. It was created by the brilliant mind of J.K. Rowling. They have no authority to speak about what does or does not exist there.

Two – it’s ironic that the entitled social justice whiners are bitching about entitlement! Note that nothing has been “taken” from this sniffly little Johnnie Jae creep. Someone wrote a fiction story, and it was a wild success, so she’s trying hard to appropriate it as her own, as if something was stolen from her personally. Because creating a world as intricate and beautiful as what Rowling has created requires effort, and this nippy twat simply wants a piece. No one owns culture! No one owns history! And certainly no one is owed respect without earning it! Rowling’s fiction about Native American wizards does not in any way take away anything from Native Americans. If anything, I would submit that her drawing attention to Native Americans in her fictional works would get more people interested in finding out more about their actual culture!

Three – the way I see it, these Howler Monkeys are trying to lay claim to something that does not belong to them. They didn’t create the culture. They didn’t create the art or the mythology of native people in those days. They’re simply cashing in on the attention and struggles of those who came before them, and physically claiming the history and culture of these people as their own, as if history and culture are physical assets. If you ask them what they, personally, lose when J.K. Rowling writes a story about Native Americans hundreds of years ago, they will twist and ramble to come up with an answer.

And finally – this is a woman who has included struggles for equality for all creatures in her stories. She has taken on bigotry and prejudice. She has brought those issues to children in beautiful ways that they can understand without using the  insulting, preachy message fiction we normally see from the Howler Monkey set! To accuse her of exploitation, ignorance, and the promotion of colonialism is beyond ignorant!

To date Ms. Rowling hasn’t answered the screeching shrews on Twitter, and they’re more than soiling themselves.

How ominous… how self important… how arrogant!

Guess what, Cupcake! I’m betting she has better things to do than engage with shrieking shrews to defend her work. Her readers and her success have spoken for her.

Here’s hoping she continues writing terrific stories and relegates Keene, Jae, and other harpies to the dust bin where they belong.

24 responses

  1. Well, truly, and righteously said. This post should be read to every kid before he or she graduates high school — along with “Guess what? Your feeling do NOT count. They are your feelings — YOU handle them.” Semper Fi.

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  2. kevin slattery

    As to appropriation, I’m sure the twattwit is using a computer, an iphone, fiber optics, a refrigerator, electricity, HVAC, TV, movies, books! (no so-called north american natives developed a written language), medicine, autos, planes, bicycles, furniture, horses, wheels, complex music, scientific methods, engineering, philosophy, etc etc. Talk to us about cultural appropriation when you stop using everything ever developed by western world whites.

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    1. WELL SAID.

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  3. Don’t like Rowling’s book? Then write one that makes your people look better. The American Indians have been betrayed, cheated, and lied to in more bad ways than anyone else – yeah, anyone! I think that cultural appropriation is a ***** (five patootie) term invented by people with too much time on their hands. Look at the asterisks and think “horse’s patootie”.

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    1. Then again, Mengus Colorado did not get his name from the color of his clothes.

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  4. I’m offended that someone of any extraction would use an alphabet made up of letters appropriated by the Greeks from my ancestors. Please stop and use what ever form of writing is culturally appropriate for your people.

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  5. Well, shit! I’m offended that they’re offended, but I don’t really care that they’re offended, so what else is there to say?

    If you hesitate to say or do something based on the idea that you might offend some self-important slacker with a brain the size of a pea, who lives in a universe about as wide as the shoebox in his closet, you might as well do nothing. There are people who will be offended if the sun continues to come up in the east instead of the west, because ‘EQUAL TIME FOR OTHER-ROTATION!’ and shit like that.

    Thank you for posting this, Nicki. The noise these pisspots make will die away before too long. They are nothing but attention whores personified.

    Meantime, the appropriate response to them is ‘Go fuck yourselves upside down, sideways, and right side up, if you can figure out how. Oh, and find something useful to do with your life besides sponge off of other people. Jam it!’ And always, say it with a cheerful smile.

    Keep it up, girl!

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  6. The purpose of the whole thing becomes clear if you juxtapose two things. If straight wight males don’t include other cultures in a positive way in their art, it’s racist and bad. If they do it’s cultural appropriation, and bad.

    The purpose, then is clearly not “sensitivity” or even diversity, but silencing pure and simple.

    The appropriate response, then, is to tell them to fuck themselves with a rusty chainsaw. (I can say that on your blog, Nikki, right?)

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    1. I prefer you saying that! Yes!

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    2. I, on the other hand, think your comment is a travesty and an affront to civilized discourse.

      Whatever did that poor rusty chainsaw do to deserve such a fate?

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  7. How often these SJWs shoot themselves in the foot. When the whole BS thing with SF writers writing the “wrong” type of fiction (didn’t preach, just told a good story) – far from convincing me they were right the SJWs just demonstrated how clueless, without humour, and soul dead they are. Into the bargain they introduced me to several great writers I’d not heard of before. Win!

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  8. There are no “native” Americans. There are descendants of a group (or groups) of people who wandered over here from Asia and weren’t able to get back home.
    As for the whole “white people stole the land from the native Americans” it’s called history. A stronger people/culture displaced the weaker.

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  9. “modern” so-called “science-fiction” is not worth reading anymore; I bought my last Analog, and Asimov magazines and they were filled with idiocy and incomplete stories that LACKED any science and very little “fiction”. I use to love them monthly, but don’t give a rats tushy if they collapse in bankruptcy tomorrow.

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  10. PS: Hey Nikki;
    US Army 1966-1969
    Osan, Korea

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  11. A man that seeks to elevate his own interests while demeaning the interests of others is not to be trusted.

    Yes, all of you 18-24 year old Mensa Executives are soooo right about the world. I have more collective experience sitting on the toilet than you have real world work experience.

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  12. Now there’s a strategy for dealing with Social Justice Whiners…ignore them like the self-important, self-aggrandizing trolls that they are. I hope Ms. Rowling continues to do so.

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  13. So… Rowling wrote a new book? I hadn’t heard.

    Native Americans have gotten a Very Bad Deal in a lot of ways. Now, I think, it’s mostly destruction from within. A few loudmouths are set on erasing any presence of Native Americans from modern life. Normally this happens when the new emperor god is pissed off at the old emperor god and has all the public monuments defaced and hieroglyphs scrubbed from pillars and whatnot. A thousand years later and the existence of the old emperor god is less than speculation. Americans might have done so in a clumsy manner but we really *like* the Native American mythos… every bit as much as we like cowboys, actually. What these activists *want* is for all of those clumsy tributes to disappear. How many years will it take before people don’t even know that ANYONE was on the North American continent before Europeans arrived? Kids will play “cowboys and cowboys”. Sports teams will be cowboys and vikings and pirates and Irish. No one will worry about “colonialism” because, hey, no one was HERE.

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    1. It’s not a new book. A couple of new stories on Pottermore, talking about magic in North America.

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  14. Are they going to complain about Larry Niven and Lois Bujold next?

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  15. I had to wait a good 48 hours to write this because it pissed me off so badly I could not hold a thought without busting a blood vessel. How dare these “intellectual dwarves” criticize? If they had the discipline and art to write a book, they might, but I doubt it.

    Rowling writes a “story” and gets criticized on racial grounds?

    I’m a writer who’s been fortunate enough to be an underground hit, and because I’m self-published, I can’t get on any best seller list, and yes, I’ve been criticized, but paltry racial shit is the least of my worries. I’ve received what the FBI calls credible death threats from well known terrorists in several countries. Death threats…over a book. Musta struck a nerve there somewhere. When I say credible, I mean credible…like carrying a sidearm whenever I can.

    Now, another one of my books is being picked up by a major (MAJOR) publishing house. It deals with life of a “white boy” on Navajo (Dine) land in the early sixties. I took it to tribal officials, and never got an answer, but since it was based on my experiences, I went ahead.

    It’s a story. It’s respectful. It’s about a few wonderful Dine people I knew and loved because they saved my life, but it’s a story that I made up out of my head, nothing more. It was supposed to be for a fun read…the same reason Rowling writes…for fun.

    So, dear female SJWs, when you attain the creativity to write something down to give readers a few hours of pleasure, enjoyment, talk your heads off, but until then, just STFU.

    If you do opt to criticize my work, be advised my IQ is off the charts, I lived among the people I wrote about, and, by the way, I am quarter breed Comanche, and we do not suffer fools gladly.

    Do something yourselves that’s worthwhile, or keep your inane, self-aggrandizing traps shut. You people are what’s wrong with the miserable state of the arts today.

    LD

    (I’m not including my titles herein because I’m not here to sell books)

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  16. Anti SJW Bull

    Thank goodness someone finally said it. I’m so sick and tired of all this “cultural appropriation” nonsense i kept seeing, especially regarding J.K Rowling’s work regarding North America.

    The funny thimg about it is, if Rowling had just ignored Native culture entirely, these same people would be beside themselves with anger that Rowling didn’t take this chance to bring Native American culture into the mix.

    Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t. But in reality, Rowling bringing magic to North America and interwining Native culture was a pretty cool thing to do. I mean, how much Native culture do we even really have nowadays?

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    1. SJWs are always out to get someone, especially when it comes to Native American culture. A few years back, I wrote a novel set on the Navajo reservation. It was a lot of fun, but soon after I published, mail came in criticizing me and the work…saying, essentially, that I was not Indian and that I had no biz writing about the culture….

      What the critics did not know was that I had worked the rez with my Baptist missionary uncle for years and that I had a feel for the people…what I didn’t know, and only recently found out, was that I was quarter-blood Comanche…back in the day, it was not considered good for biz to be Indian (we’re talking first years of the 20th century), and my grandmother “passed” as white most of her life.

      Pretty joyful news to me…totally did not get any tribal benefits throughout my 70+ years, so I guess I “passed” as well, but the idea that I was from a family that ruled about one sixth of the continent early 1800s was, and is, cool.

      As to critics who rarely produce anything but manufactured complaints I say, sit down and pound out 600 pages of story that entertains, instructs, provides relief from everyday problems…then talk to me. This is work that communicates from my mind and heart directly into your brain via your eyes. No greater calling. Writers heal in ways no one else can.

      Oh, yeah, and to you Aztlan idiots who say you want your “stolen” land back. When you get it, lemme know. The Comanche kicked you out of their territory, stole your horses, made you behave yourselves…we can take it back anytime….and your horses.

      Everybody else with a bitch about cultural appropriation, take it up with your imagination, write something that charms, enchants, inveigles…then get back to me. Whining is lazy.

      Go away.

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