The whole point of “going native” is that the familiar Western civilization is portrayed as inauthentic, ugly, broken, flawed.
It has been pointed out to me—sometimes in a mean way—that my experience as a Jew is inauthentic.
Her verdict: “It makes Goodfellas look as inauthentic as Disney.”
And, of course, such a quest was as sophisticated, as unprimitive—possibly as inauthentic—as anything could be.
To do so would be phony and inauthentic, something voters have come to loathe from politicians.
Black conservatives, as Commentary lamented in 2011, are often “regarded as inauthentic, self-loathing, soulless race traitors.”
And the president has to be himself too, not the sudden apparition of an inauthentic pol.
Others, such as the Idol Mansion, seemed forced and inauthentic.
The wit isn't dull, and the serious intention, hid in those mummy wrappings, is not inauthentic.