Category: Co-optation

Holy crap “Mexican” is in

Yeah you heard me right, Mexican is now a thing! It’s trending, it’s cool, it’s what people are paying to wear this summer and I’m not just talking about those on their privileged escapades to Mexican resorts. It’s happening here in the good ole U.S. of A. Serious! Over the weekend I was out for

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“Spirit Flesh” aka Twisted Co-optation

He calls himself the “Father of the Modern Primitive Movement, Teacher & Artist.” He was “born in 1930 on what was then an Indian Reservation, Fakir is a depression baby from Aberdeen, South Dakota.” South Dakota people! (see http://fakir.org/aboutfakir/index.html). Many of the images you will find on his website highlight bare-breasted women pulling chest piercings. Yes

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