On Appropriation (Part 1)

When I wrote that I could appropriate what I pleased in my last entry, I have to admit that I knew it wasn’t true. Hypothetically, realistically, I had access to any culture broken down into consumables sold in shop windows. In that sense, the sense of access bought by economic privilege and those intertwining legacies of colonization and capitalism, I really could have appropriated what I wanted. But in another stronger sense I felt empty of history in such a way that I felt entitled to nothing and home nowhere.

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