T-Rex: Primitivism is the artistic and cultural idea that prehistorical and tribal societies were, and are, better than modern societies.
T-Rex: Okay guys! Whatever!
T-Rex: The trouble I have with primitivism is the half-assed way it's always evoked: it's this simplified idea of "primitive" cultures, where some things get highlighted while a lot of detail gets ignored or obliterated completely. All the women were totally topless and all the men wore body paint and hunted with spears! Life was good in the forest!
T-Rex: Primitivism has this strange semi-positive racism attached to it too. Utahraptor: Semi-positive?
T-Rex: Yeah! You exaggerate traits as you often do with racism, but you make them positive things instead of negative. Natives were better because they were all stoic and noble and loved Mother Nature. Okay, great, but what if you're native and you're not like that? Utahraptor: Comedy ensues!
Off panel: Whoah, did I say "comedy"? I meant to say "an encounter with prejudice about model minorities". T-Rex: Man, you're always screwing those two up!!
What are the haps my friends
April 27th, 2006:Here is a picture of my new book at the grocery store. The books are actually made of paper! How could they have been so hilariously miscategorized?