Monday, February 21, 2022

When WaPo's wokeness invokes George Orwell—where Freedom is White Supremacy—ya gotta ask what is going on?

On February 11, the Washington Post published a long "perspectives" article written by a PhD student at U. Penn.  Most of it is unintelligible, pseudo-intellectual jibberish.  How did it possibly get so many column inches? Why was it published? More on that later. Here is how the article starts:

Made by History Perspective

The Ottawa trucker convoy is rooted in Canada’s settler colonial history

Canada’s dark history of public health has a long past of hiding behind ‘politeness'

And here is some of her anti-Convoy fact-light propaganda:

While the convoy’s supporters have characterized the protest as a peaceful movement, uninformed by “politics, race, religion, or any personal beliefs,” many supporters have been associated with or expressed racist, Islamophobic and white-supremacist views. When Tucker Carlson of Fox News interviewed Benjamin J. Dichter, cementing his place among the movement’s leaders, Dichter rambled and likened Canada’s western provinces to “a third-world country,” due, presumably, to immigration. In Ottawa, various reports captured maskless protesters brandishing Confederate, Nazi and “Trump 2024” flags. 

Dicter, BTW, is apparently an agent with a long past.  The author uses him here to equate his calling Canada a 'third world country' with trucker convoy racism against immigrants.  Now that's an awfully long stretch.  Though one might easily call Canada a "banana republic" today.

The author babbles on, desperately trying to sound erudite, but signifying nothing, like this:

The history of Canadian settler colonialism and public health demonstrates how both overt white-supremacist claims and seemingly more inert nationalistic claims about “unity” and “freedom” both enable and erase ongoing harm to marginalized communities. [Duh?]

But the author's paragraph that has received tremendous attention is the following.  Is it wokeness?  WEF-ness?  WTF-ness?

The primarily White supporters of the Freedom Convoy argue that pandemic mandates infringe upon their constitutional rights to freedom. The notion of “freedom” was historically and remains intertwined with Whiteness, as historian Tyler Stovall has arguedThe belief that one’s entitlement to freedom is a key component of White supremacy. This explains why the Freedom Convoy members see themselves as entitled to freedom, no matter the public health consequences to those around them.

Someone chose a turgid grad student to float a trial balloon in the Washington Post, to see whether equating freedom with white supremacy would fly.  And to see whether you could get away with equating the constitutional right to freedom with white supremacist entitlement.

The morons (like the San Francisco school board members who were recently ousted for excessive wokeness after spending months renaming schools originally named after slaveowners like George Washington) who think we should destroy all historical memories and references to the ancient Jews, Greeks, Romans, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others because they were slave owners in a slave-owning society, have offered no replacements for our intellectual, moral and cultural heritage.  

In fact, the Washington Post’s puerile attempt to demean the concept of freedom and equate it with white supremacy--which, btw, has lost its original meaning--hints at a WaPo editorial decision of curious provenance.

Are the editors testing how woke their audience is?  How blind, deaf and dumb?  Conducting behavioral research? Testing how much crazy talk they can get away with on the pages of Jeff Bezos' CIA newsletter?


Anonymous said...

When Western Neo-Imperial agents infiltrate US colleges and universities and the country's newsrooms, this is what happens.

UMass Amherst was infiltrated as least as far back as circa 1990 when they deceived the public and failed to want to come clean on the fact a charlatan claiming to develop anthrax vaccine was in fact doing what?

Dr. Nass exposed this. . . .

Perhaps sharing a document or two on that here would be an excellent public service. I've read some of them.

The UMass dept. of ed for Ph.D students could have educated this UPENN student that perfectly personify this calamity.

Max Weber back in 19th century warned specifically about great dangers when Ideology and neo-Partisans pontificate from the lecture box -- no professor has that right, and doing this destroys . . . minds and civilizations. . . as we are seeing more clearly than ever at this time.

These faux - professors [that produce the faux-educated] do produce something: those that actually believe that chaos and anarchy and western anarchists are 'progressive' and 'liberal' and 'radical' and 'critical' 'thinkers.'

Thus brain-washed, these zealots go about advocating chaos and destruction, with the zeal and self confidence of a Justin Trudeau, a Nurse Ratched, along with the rank ignorance of an Ocasio-Cortez, . . . -- they lie and big media conspirators swear by it. . . and thus propaganda and division is inevitable result.

Who benefits? ha ha ha ha ha. . . the ruling elite. . . chaos and division and anarchy is their recipe for success. . . and so anyone advocating "tearing down the system" absent any plan other than that being an end in itself is either a limited hangout, a government agent, a useful idiot, or a terrorist in the true sense of the word.

We see all of the above in all the western capitals, and their public health mouth pieces and their organized medicine apartheid actors.

Their heinousness and villainy, matched only by their hubris and ignorance -- they are the killers and executioners Camus aptly described in The Rebel.

Camus observed that executioners of the right and left are of the same family -- and he, likely murdered by these same executioners.

As was JFK, RFK, Malcolm, MLK, Thomas Merton and many many lesser knowns.

Dostoevsky novel The Possessed [also translated as Demons; and Devils] begins:
“Strike me dead, the track has vanished
Well, what now? We’ve lost the way
Demons have bewitched our horses
Let us in the wilds astray
What a number! Whither drift they?
What’s the mournful dirge they sing?
Do they hail a witch’s marriage
Or a goblin’s burying?”

-Excerpt from “Demons” (Alexander Pushkin)

“And there was one herd of many swine feeding on the mountain; and
they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them.

And he suffered them.

Then went the devils out of the man and entered into the swine; and
then the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake and

When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and
told it in the city and in the country.

Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus and found
the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of
Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid”.

-Luke (8: 32-37)



Anonymous said...

This is what our ‘educated elite’ have become. Note the blm signage in the yard. ooops.

‘Maryland couple plead guilty in nuclear secrets plot’

Anonymous said...

Belief in freedom makes one a white supremacist? This makes me spit up in my mouth.

Anonymous said...

Taking this argument to its logical conclusion...wouldn't that make free black men versions of Uncle Toms for desiring to be free? I think this attempt at revolutionary entrainment-fodder could do better, but what do I know.

Anonymous said...

"The belief that one’s entitlement to freedom is a key component of White supremacy." I'd like you to tell the people of darker skin that they shouldn't believe in being free because it's a white trait....and see how well that works out for you.

Anonymous said...

Or how about another one: tell people that electricity, automobiles, airplanes, etc. are a result of MEN from western, white colonialist cultures and thus should not be the goal of anyone who wishes for a revolution untainted by their respective histories. Or better yet, that slavery was ended by white people from the North against white people in the South. What to do with such contradictions? I have no idea, but they are about as absurd as linking freedom to white supremacy.