The Regressive Left and the Path to Totalitarianism: “Cultural Appropriation”

Back in Iran, there is this narrative propagated by the government that “We are under a cultural invasion”. You are told you are not free to wear what you want, or do certain things that you want, because that’s only promoting “the aliens (westerners)” attack our culture. People have been arrested just because they wore a clothing that had an undesired logo.

The exact same thing goes for the “cultural appropriation” concept of the regressive left. Culture is most of the times irrelevant, it belongs to no individual, it is defined by no individual and is always changing. Most notably, it can never come first when the rights of individuals are in question. An individual’s right to wear their desired clothing is always the determining factor in the outcome of this scenario.

The racism and tendency to create a gap between people from the regressive left has become more and more obvious as time passes by, and it is increasingly ironic and dishearteningly totalitarian.