It's not authentic unless served by a poor, oppressed Mexican with unwashed hands.Have to confess to being a bit of a burrito addict. There's nothing like a good burrito, packed with brown rice, pinto beans, chicken, cheese and the hottest salsa they have.
San Francisco has to be the burrito capital of the world and it boasts the mecca of burrito joints 'La Taqueria' on Mission St. People queue around the block at this place. And the tacos are almost as good.
The burritos in SF are always served by Mexicans ( dunno about the unwashed hands but they taste damn good ). So there is a guaranteed authenticity there for the hipster consumer.It's not authentic unless served by a poor, oppressed Mexican with unwashed hands.
There is nothing US centric about these social forces and impositions.You are not American. The Irexit crowd are trying to normalize American news in Ireland to try and convince people that what happens in Oregon is as important as what happens in Mayo. Their ultimate agenda is for Ireland to leave the EU and join the US, for Ireland to become the east coast Hawaii. They already mentally live there anyway.
Plus the vendors should be paying protection to drug cartels.There should be Catholic iconography and soccer posters in the Taqueria for a feeling of real authenticity.
Satirical? They're serious about this nonsense I thought?This Week in Appropriation: Kooks Burritos and Willamette Week - Blogtown - Portland Mercury
"As soon as Willamette Week, who has a history of publishing racially insensitive food commentary, published this story, people of color were outraged. Even some of those aforementioned super liberal white people. The comments on the article went up in flames, and pretty soon the story was even picked up by a national outlet."
This is a satirical paper...
One of the latest fads of the SJW Libtard brigade is "cultural appropriation". And these numpties are now on a crusade to shut down restaurants that are "appropriating other peoples' cultures". I kid you not.
And they have their first victims. Two young small business owners who started a popular Burrito cart:
Portland burrito shop forced to close amid accusations of cultural appropriation, stealing recipes | Fox News
Check out the stuff that is bouncing around the empty heads of these idiots:
Huzzaah! One racist burrito cart down. A number of Chinese and Mexican restaurants to go!
Do you really think it is just about a Burrito stand? Very narrow minded thinking , is this not supposed to be a discussion board.Burrito stand at the other side of the world closes down. Not sure this topic warrants a thread on politics.ie
From past experience, I know full well that the usual types are totally incapable of making that hot-link, so here's a taster:Hiding in plain sight: how the 'alt-right' is weaponizing irony to spread fascism
We've all witnessed that in these forums.Last week, the Data & Society Institute released a report on the online disinformation and manipulation that is increasingly shaping US politics. The report focused on the way in which far-right actors “spread white supremacist thought, Islamophobia, and misogyny through irony and knowledge of internet culture”.
One of the report’s authors, Dr Alice Marwick, says that fascist tropes first merged with irony in the murkier corners of the internet before being adopted by the “alt-right” as a tool. For the new far-right movement, “irony has a strategic function. It allows people to disclaim a real commitment to far-right ideas while still espousing them.”
Marwick says that from the early 2000s, on message boards like 4chan, calculatedly offensive language and imagery have been used to “provoke strong reactions in outsiders”. Calling all users “fags”, or creating memes using gross racial stereotypes, “serves a gate-keeping function, in that it keeps people out of these spaces, many of which are very easy to access”.
Violating the standards of political correctness and the rules of polite interactions “also functions as an act of rebellion” in spaces drenched in adolescent masculinity.
As if to ward off lightning striking twice, the current edition of Williamette Week has a major news feature on:As soon as Willamette Week, who has a history of publishing racially insensitive food commentary, published this story, people of color were outraged. Even some of those aforementioned super liberal white people. The comments on the article went up in flames, and pretty soon the story was even picked up by a national outlet.
Following the WW’s article, one commenter said: “Now that you all boldly and pretty f*cking unapologetically stole the basis of these women's livelihoods, you can make their exact same product so other white ppl don't have to be inconvenienced of dealing with a pesky brown middle woman getting in their way. Great job.”
Strange that, huh?