Here we go…
…so the good Professor is online browsing Trelise Cooper, because well paid public academics in Wellington have the money for $300 dresses, and she discovers a dress called “Trail of Tiers”.
Now what does the good Professor, a Settler-colonial racism researcher no less, what does he do?
Does she point out the terrible origins of that phrase or does she immediately start a woke lynch mob and declare that Trelise is knowingly trading on an indigenous genocide?
Why the latter of course.
Now, hands up anyone out there who honestly, hand on heart now, believes that a privileged rich wealthy white woman like Dame Bloody Trelise Cooper in her twirly whirly world of fashion darling would EVER have the aesthetic intellect to launch a range of a genocide inspired clothing?
Her off the shoulder ‘Killing it Fields’ Summer frock.
Her Gulag Blouse.
Her Rwandan short skirt.
Could it be, just maybe, that Cooper had no fucking idea of the origins of that phrase and had instead just clumsily used it ignorantly?
Not according to the good Professor and the Sisterhood of the Travelling Woke, Trelise not only knew it, but was profiting from an indigenous genocide.
Now I know about the Trail of Tears, because I have a basic intellectual curiosity of the world and love history, and the good Professor is right, it was a despicable genocide committed by the Americans upon Native Americans in a history scarred a million times over by disgusting violence committed against the First Nation peoples.
Under the guise of protection and a homeland, it was an ugly forced march that saw vast numbers perish. It was a disgraceful chapter in the blood drenched history of America.
Do I think for one second Trelise Cooper not only knew that but was actually trading on an indigenous massacre?
Of course i don’t, but as fas as the good Professor and the Sisterhood of the Travelling Woke, Trelise should be permanently branded as a racist who is effectively selling Nazi memorabilia.
Now this isn’t the first time Trelise has befallen claims of cultural appropriation so really girlfriend should be getting this shit checked before destroying her entire brand.
If we have all finished virtue signalling, 22 000 desperate Kiwi’s are on emergency housing wait lists, 1 in 5 children are living in poverty and the wealthy elites are locking entire generations out of home ownership in one of the worst speculative inequality bubbles in history.
But if you wish to continue pissing on Trelise Cooper for something she wasn’t aware of and call that meaningful political activism, go right ahead.
PS – I thought it looked like a nice dress.
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