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Many Africans still eat with their hands

 

African food is traditionally eaten with the hands. You must take fermented dough balls, make a hole in the dough, and dip them in soup to eat the soup because they never invented eating utensils like the Chinese or Europeans. Everyone dips their hands in the same soup and then licks their hands clean.

>Africans have determined the custom of not using sanitized eating utensils has let Africans develop stronger resistance to bacteria so they can be healthier and live longer than the white men. (We have so much to learn from this noble and advanced culture.)

>Africans have resisted the calls to use eating utensials, because they value tradition and know sanitation is a Trojan horse that would lead to colonial imperialism destroying another part of their African heritage.

Have you even eaten African? You can’t call yourself a refined gentleman until you have got your hands dirty in African soup.

Okay I made up half of that. But it’s true I’m tired of reading stupid and nationalistic comments by Africans on African recipe websites. I am getting more interested in the various styles of cooling in Africa; so far they seem basic. I think Africans have been too close to the survival mode to have developed any truly complicated kinds of cookimg like you see in modern Japan, or in countries with imperial palaces. At least, they barely seem to have commercialized machines for making fufu. Meanwhile in Japan there are complicated labor saving machines that allpw very conplocated presentations of food to be assembled in the same amount od time it takes Africans to make a dish of simple bread and with spiced beans.

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American optimism has always annoyed me

One thing that pisses me off about Christians in America is how they don’t like cynics and tend to glorify acting naively optimistic like Flanders. But a degree of pessisim generally correlates with more gdp per capita:

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/the-american-ethic-and-the-spirit-of-optimism/388538/

It’s called being realistic and I don’t like overly optimistic people.p who refuse to regularly dip into cynicism or take a balanced view.

Why I don’t study Chinese

Chinese can be open and unapologetic about their racism, as though they don’t realize the importance of either civility or genuine empathy beyond borders. Anyone who moves to China has sold their soul and mental health for money. Don’t listen to the moronic sociopaths who tell you China is gonna be a superpower so you ought to study their language, because you really don’t. I stopped studying Chinese because the Chinese I met were so damn unpleasant, and the country was dreary and so obviously polluted that I kept getting a sore throat and coughing. You can’t have good conversations with them because they’re nationalistic and apathetic, and they frown mightilly if you talk about the pollution even on days when it’s HANGING LIKE A BLACK CURTAIN OF DEATH THAT BLOTS OUT THE SUN AND IS CHOKING TRAFFIC. Let someone who has baser motivations deal with the cult of Mao worshipping sociopaths.

 

Ps: fuck Denmark.

https://rottenindenmark.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/why-i-could-never-move-back-to-denmark/#comments