"Socialism has finally reached the surfing world.....gnarly!"
Didn’t we have fun three weeks ago when it was revealed a PHD candidate at the Uni of New Zealand had written his thesis on the sorry lives of “vulnerable surfers.”
To paraphrase Shinya Uekusa, who may not be Polynesian which will become important shortly, if you’re white, male and a good surfer you have your jackboot on the head of all the “vulnerable surfers” and you’re also guilty of the crime of cultural appropriation.
“Surfers use multiple capital to exercise their power to increase the likelihood of catching high-quality waves, which appear to be scarce commodities,” Uekusa wrote. “Focusing on the experiences of vulnerable surfers, quality waves are not evenly distributed.”
Today, the news website Breitbart, which is to the right-wing what the Huff Post is to the left, and which the WSL once banned from buying ads on its site, ran with the story, much to the joy of its famously anti-identity politics commentariat.
It’s worth a stroll through that particular garden of thorns.
so socialism has finally reached the surfing world…..gnarly!!
There has always been a pecking order for waves. If you can’t run with the big dogs you have to find smaller prey, bide your time, grow, gain skill, then one day you may be the big kahuna yourself. Of course this takes work, but hey, why labor when you can force someone to give up the fruits of theirs?
Only the brightest, hardest working, and sometimes lucky surfers get top tier waves. No affirmative action surfing, thank you. If substandard surfers are allowed unearned top tier waves, civilization will collaps….I mean the wipeouts will be narly dude.
He’s making the point that trying to redistribute waves to low-performing surfers is unlikely to result in any positive outcome, just as redistributing wealth away from those who are good at multiplying wealth to those who are good at diminishing wealth is also likely to not result in any long-term benefits.
Appropriation? OK. I believe white men invented indoor plumbing and basketball.
No. No the surfers or the strong should not give way to the weak. That’s like saying the truly intelligent people should give up their seats to the mentally challenged. Everybody suffers.
And here I thought that only American Universities were sufficiently stupid to pay “professors” who can’t think straight. It’s refreshing in a way to see that NZ schools are equally idiotic. Incidentally, native cultures have expropriated white culture by using cell phones and fiberglass surfboards.
How exactly does one “steal” a hobby? Basketball was invented by a white guy. Did most NBA players steal basketball? Should we complain about redistributing court space to lesser players
Oh dear. The stupid is strong in this one.
RidUSA of demonrats
Even the sea discriminates…
“Surfing, which was an important activity for many Indigenous cultures in Oceania, Africa”
Um, no it was not an indigenous activity of Africa! Surfing was invented by Polynesians not Africans! It is indigenous of Hawaii and other Polynesians cultures not Africa. Go back to school you ignorant liar.
John Prescott jonnyamerican
Don’t forget, it was the haloes who first rode the big breaks on the North Shore, in modern times.
The Oatmeal Savage RidUSA of demonrats
The oceans are racist!