Portland is a white dominated bicycle-friendly town. It is also said to house the most strip clubs per square inch in the US. So what do you get when you put these three things together?
Umm ... well a whole grip of YTs who get naked at the stroke of midnight and ride their bikes through the streets of PissVille. This need to peel-off is said to be a political statement about dependence on gas. I am assuming they mean oil.
OK. So pray do tell why is it necessary to strip to protest petrol-imperialism? Also tell me this: What the hell is it with some white people and public nakedness? Freedom? From what? And mostly, from whom? Where is the substance in this kind of politics, or rather posturing?
Ain't it ironic that the historical white imagination constructs the savage as a naked or nearly naked Other and then SNAP ... white folks strip their asses at a drop of a hat. And some do so, as is the case here, claiming that it is a form of self-expression. Huh? Expressing what? A need to rebel against wearing your damn clothes as a form of collective individuality?
(Pictured above is a French print entitled "La Belle Hottentot" ... see Saartjie Baartman for context.)
I'm not buying this nonsense. So stop playing caucasia ... this sh*t is not political struggle. And it ain't art or about your first amendment rights. At best it is a "Girls gone Wild" mentality that is tiresome and intrinsically white.
If you don't believe me count the Black asses in the pictures. No really, do a Google search for more pictures and start counting! Or better yet click here to see a video of naked asses riding their stuff on a street in Portland.
See any Black asses? Nuttin', nada, niks, huh? The reason: Our politics is not a matter of personal choice brewed over coffee and bicycle shorts. This sh*t is prankster politics and voyeuristic buffoonery so typical of Portland.
So please do us all a favour and cover your self-absorbed and rain-soaked asses ... for real. Geez, sometimes I just hate Portland and at other times I hate it even more.