THOROUGHLY INDIGENOUS artist and Mordy-certified victim Bindi Cole (pictured below) has an exhibition of her Aboriginal art at the University of Ballarat, possibly because the University of Grong Grong Matong was already booked.
In any case, as Bindi's art assures us constantly, social equity is a key element of Mordy-Litijus tribe's manifesto, so people who find the idea of putting white-ish folks in blackface to be repulsive (as below), if only grounds of absurdist inanity, might wish to consult the university's protocols on "offensive material" and perhaps lodge a protest.
There is precedent for this, thanks to Jonathan Holmes, who several times has urged Media Watch viewers to set the authorities on those who dare to air doubts about anthropogenic climate change.
Mind you, Ms Cole's Indigenous credentials are impeccable. She once was observed walking past the old Champion Hotel, a sacred site, and her paternal grandmother is both the picture of duskiness and, as she has explained, the fountainhead of Bindi's aboriginality.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Black Like Her
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Well, I was going to comment on the absurdity of this 'king has no clothes' concept, but seeing how as Mordy has already criminalised 'causing offence' I better not.ReplyDelete
OK, I give up. Which one is her grandmother?ReplyDelete
"Her work explores questions most are afraid to ask.." jumps out of the usual wanky Yarts blurb acompanying her "work"ReplyDelete
My ancestry is 1/8th Jewish. Does that make me Jewish? Would I be given citizenship in Israel? Of course not! Mind you I am probably more Jewish than she is Aboriginal.ReplyDelete
The difference is that I would be ashamed to cash in so blatantly and absurdly on my "Jewishness".
Yes, but you can do so if it opens monetary channels and prestige to you. Not that Bindi has done that mind you.Delete
don't know how you calculate 1/8th?
If your mother is a Jew so are you.
Fathers don't count.
"Fathers don't count."Delete
They used to. Your tribal heritage is determined thrugh the father's line, the mother's line was to establish your "Hebrewness". So, if your father was a descendant of Reuben for example, and your mother was a descendant of any one of the thirteen tribes, you would have been a Reubenite.
A Jew, strictly defined, would have been a male descendant of Judah, whose mother was a Hebrew from any one of the 13 tribes.
Things changed after the northern 10 tribes went into their Assyrian diaspora. The southern kingdom of Judah, whose descendants are today's Jews, would be either Jews in the strict sense, Levites or Benjamites.
Correct, Anonymus. But...Delete
My great grandmother was Jewish. My grandfather was raised as a Catholic, married my grandmother who was also Catholic. Therefore, my mother wasn't Jewish and neither am I.
About 40 years ago I worked with Fullblooded Tribal Aborigines in NW Australia,ReplyDelete
I was engaged in a housing project for the elderly people.I got along well with them ,they would have laughed at these "yellefella" indigent pretenders , absolute uniwanker crap,includin the meeja and law trade hangers on.Liberate the aborigines! Make them the same as any other Australian
I thought blackface was verboten? Can only white blacks get away with this these days?ReplyDelete
Those conservative journalists who insist on only reacting to the litigational assaults of the Left would do well to remember what the instructors used to say....or yell, really :ReplyDelete
"Don't pause, don't wait for an opening, make one!"
Looks like an audition for a revival of The Black & White Minstrels Show, a musical extravaganza that I saw as young nipper on their Australian tour. The bloke at the back could be an older and seedier Leslie Crowther.ReplyDelete
"Oh, de long tailed filly and de big black horse,
Come to a mud hole and dey all cut across,
Oh, de doo-da day"
'Blackface' has a long tradition in vaudeville and elsewhere. It's when white folks don makeup pretending to be something they're not.ReplyDelete
So true. I think it's just awful when people who are obviously white try to pretend they are black. Something very wrong about that, isn't there? How lucky we are that today no-one ever does anything like that for fear of the ridicule and scorn it would bring. What would be even worse would be if they tried to make some financial advantage out of it. That would be, well, beyond the pale really, wouldn't it?Delete
Oh Professor your writing is so deliciously wicked. Thank God for your savage elegance!!ReplyDelete
Where's Harry Connick Junior when you need him? Those black faces are disgusting.ReplyDelete
Looking at that photo of the black faces reminded me when I was a boy of aboriginal statues in my suburban street. You could buy them at garden centres. Proud white neighbours kept statues of aborigines made of concrete and steel on their front fibro porch next to the pot plants and concrete emus and kangaroos. Usually a native standing on one leg with a spear. As the concrete faded the owner would re-paint the statues with jet black enamel paint. The whites of their eyes where gloss white and their lips were fire-engine red. Grinning teeth were also painted gloss white. That was an awesome sight to see! No one thought it was racist. I still don't. I wish I had a few now on my front porch to annoy all the do-gooders.ReplyDelete
The left has not eliminated racism but has instead taken over as it's new managers. So now we have "progressive racists" lecturing us on what we are and are not allowed to call people with fractional aboriginal ancestry. "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad."ReplyDelete
"Her work explores questions most are afraid to ask..."ReplyDelete
...lest they suffer Andrew Bolt's fate.
Grong Grong and Matong both feature some excellent public art. Neither would probably feel the need to feature Ms Cole's work. Morundah, Lockhart, Jerrilderie and Urana are also worth a visit just to see the art the locals have put on show.ReplyDelete
Crikey, I'm starting to pontificate like a pretentious arty wanker.....
"The left has not eliminated racism but has instead taken over as it's new managers. So now we have "progressive racists" lecturing us on what we are and are not allowed to call people with fractional aboriginal ancestry."
I agree wholeheartedly. The left are racism's new managers.