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Sep 20 2017

Academics Denounce Responsible Lifestyle as White Supremacist

The leftists running the education establishment are not well-meaning fools. They are evil fools, who understand right and wrong, and aggressively side with wrong. Their objective is to destroy everything good, decent, sane, and constructive, and to reduce America to a dysfunctional hellhole. Don’t believe me? Then explain this story:

Last month, two law professors published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer calling for a revival of the “cultural script” that prevailed in the 1950s and still does among affluent Americans: “Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. . . . Eschew substance abuse and crime.” The weakening of these traditional norms has contributed to today’s low rates of workforce participation, lagging educational levels and widespread opioid abuse, the professors argued.

Who could argue with that? Liberals could — vehemently. Except that having no sane arguments, they don’t argue so much as crap in their hands and fling it.

The op-ed triggered an immediate uproar at the University of Pennsylvania, where one of its authors, Amy Wax, teaches. The dean of the Penn law school, Ted Ruger, published an op-ed in the student newspaper noting the “contemporaneous occurrence” of the op-ed and a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and suggesting that Ms. Wax’s views were “divisive, even noxious.” Half of Ms. Wax’s law-faculty colleagues signed an open letter denouncing her piece and calling on students to report any “bias or stereotype” they encounter “at Penn Law ” (e.g., in Ms. Wax’s classroom). Student and alumni petitions poured forth accusing Ms. Wax of white supremacy, misogyny and homophobia and demanding that she be banned from teaching first-year law classes.

Wax was subjected to the Two Minutes Hate. Her thought crime was to advocate hard work, self-discipline, and responsible behavior, which are now to be regarded as equivalent to the ultimate in wrongthink, white supremacism.

Her coauthor Larry Alexander teaches at University of San Diego…

The dean of USD’s law school, Stephen Ferruolo, issued a schoolwide memo repudiating Mr. Alexander’s article and pledging new measures to compensate “vulnerable, marginalized” students for the “racial discrimination and cultural subordination” they experience.

“Cultural subordination” apparently means being expected to work for a living rather than getting paid by the government to squirt out babies out of wedlock.

This really got the Thought Police gnashing their teeth:

Ms. Wax and Mr. Alexander observed that cultures are not all “equal in preparing people to be productive in an advanced economy.” Their critics pounced on this statement as a bigoted, hate-filled violation of the multicultural ethic. In his response, Penn’s Dean Ruger proclaimed that “as a scholar and educator I reject emphatically any claim that a single cultural tradition is better than all others.” But that wasn’t the claim the authors were making. Rather, they argued that bourgeois culture is better than underclass culture—specifically, “the single-parent, antisocial habits, prevalent among some working-class whites; the anti-‘acting white’ rap culture of inner-city blacks.” The authors’ criticism of white underclass behavior has been universally suppressed in the stampede to accuse them of “white supremacy.”

This is why it is so alarming that the federal government is taking steps to suppress thought associated with white supremacy. The term is applied to anything whatsoever that liberals associate with the white race.

Consider the ramifications of the liberal dogma that no culture can be better than another. That means having cancer detected and removed via advanced medical technology is no better than a witchdoctor muttering and shaking a bone. Supermarkets bursting with affordable food are no better than poking through animal dung for bits of undigested grain. The liberties enshrined in the Constitution are no better than dying in a dungeon because you offended an official. Jet planes are no better than walking in crude sandals. Electric lights and heat are no better than shivering in the dark. I could go on, but anyone other than a liberal intellectual already gets the point.

The op-ed’s other offense was extolling the 1950s for that decade’s embrace of bourgeois virtues. “Nostalgia for the 1950s breezes over the truth of inequality and exclusion,” five Penn faculty assert in yet another op-ed for the student newspaper.

The 1950s were a golden era for America. Consequently, liberal hatred for this period is demonic in its intensity. Everything that made the 50s great they want to denigrate, desecrate, corrupt, and destroy. This has been accomplished through the tactic known as Critical Theory, usually by focusing on the failure to orient all of society around the hallowedness of blacks.

None of the professors’ high-placed critics [has] engaged with any of their arguments.

Of course not. They won’t engage Bruce Gilley's arguments in favor of colonialism either. You can’t expect a pack of rabid dogs to engage your arguments.

Objecting to industriousness and personal responsibility proves that the liberal intelligentsia does not wish society well. It wants poverty, dysfunction, dependency, and ruin. It is a cancer, and it is killing us.

What they want America to look like.

On a tip from Varla.

27 Responses to “Academics Denounce Responsible Lifestyle as White Supremacist”

  1. Mack says:

    The University of San Diego was in the 1970s still a great learning / thinking experience, but even then it was shedding its Catholic identity. One wonders if the classroom crucifixes are gone now.

  2. MAS says:

    Getting blatantly obvious what a cesspool modern government “schooling” is.

  3. Frank says:

    I was a teenager in the 1950s. I remember reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag each morning and classmates reading a passage from the Bible aloud on a rotating basis. We called our teachers Mr. or Mrs.and respected our parents. I didn’t know anyone who used drugs. I had back classmates. We learned and jocked together with them. Nobody thought anything about race in my small New England home town. I’m reminded of words from a Beatles song. “There are places I remember all my life though some have changed; some forever, not for better. Some have gone and some remain.” I weep for America.

  4. William Ireland says:

    Black Supremacist! New buzzword. Create a meme, flood social websites…it’s true

  5. ICEvictim says:

    these are vengeful nihilists bent on destroying that which they will never be successful in despite claiming just that. If all successful people are pulled down and stomped then these oxygen wasters won’t have to see the obvious comparison to themselves.

    so I guess we should celebrate the Arab space exploration, the mapping of the oceans by Africans, the amazing economic progress by South American models, etc. And one should never forget the triumph of native Hawaiian economics and industry as they alone built hundreds of hotels and resorts turning Hawaii into a tourist paradise all funded by the millions of acres of pineapple they planted and tended.

    Yeah. Sure.

  6. ICEvictim says:

    oh heck, that’s easy to answer MAS – ‘tax the rich’, ‘tax eeeeevil corporations’

  7. Wilberforce says:

    Along the same lines of the sentiments above, I highly recommend this excellent book. Pretty much the same points, but in greater detail…

  8. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Back at that time, many schools had shooting ranges, shooting teams, and guys would bring their guns to school, too.

    BTW, are you familiar with the original salute used in repeating the pledge, or the origins of the Pledge of Allegiance?

  9. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The government has a printing press. All will be well.

  10. Steve2 says:

    Dave hit the nail on the head with this one.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Personal responsibility is “racist” now… party on with Free Stuff:

  12. ramrodd says:

    Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter..

    Jason Kessler(scam artist), the organizer of last Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is rumored to be a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama.

    James Alex Fields, Jr., the 20-year-old who plowed his car into a left-wing counter-demonstration in Charlottesville, killing one and injuring several others, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia as a boy and had been given antipsychotic drugs. It is not clear if he is still taking them.

    Occupy Wall Street was a radical left-wing movement that began in 2011 in
    Manhattan and spread throughout the globe. It was committed to the destruction
    of the capitalist system, and included violent and extremist elements that waged
    confrontations with police in the fall and winter of 2011-2. President Barack
    Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Media Matters for America, and other Democrats nevertheless embraced the Occupy movement.

  13. ramrodd says:

    Charolettesville was staged….

    craigs list had an ad listed for pretend Neo Nazis and KKK to go to Charolettesville and cause trouble. PAID FOR! 25 bucks an hour, lodging, gas and food included. Who do you think paid for them?

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  14. ramrodd says:

    White Nationalist term is a media created term bringing up thoughts of the KKK..

    White Nationalist: the term itself, as in anything with the word White before it is a racist term bringing up thoughts of the KKK. how about his, American nationalist? the media would also call this a cover name for the KKK… and the thought process, if you are white, voted for Trump, support a Constitutional Republic then you are by that alone a KKK supporter, racist, and of course privileged,

    The leaders of the “alleged movement” have all been doxed and are
    constructs for the false meme.

    These alleged white nationalist people are usually linked to a progressive open borders agenda think tank. This whole subject is a live action role play. It doesn’t exist in America and hasn’t for decades.

    Nationalism is the support of the Constitution, the equality of law, upholding of the law, and support of individual God-given rights. One can be a nationalist and be of any race.

    It is the farthest thing from “white supremacy” as can be and certainly is
    not criminal.

  15. StephaneDumas says:

    The day when they ran out of “other’s people money” to pay free stuff….

  16. Torcer says:

    The dirty little secret is that the KKK is Democratic:

    PragerU: The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

    Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party.

    When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats?

    Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.

    Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination.

    The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.

    In contrast, the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party. Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories with the aim of abolishing it entirely. This effort, however, was dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court. In the 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford, the court ruled that slaves aren’t citizens; they’re property. The seven justices who voted in favor of slavery? All Democrats. The two justices who dissented? Both Republicans.

    The slavery question was, of course, ultimately resolved by a bloody civil war. The commander-in-chief during that war was the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln – the man who freed the slaves.

    Six days after the Confederate army surrendered, John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, assassinated President Lincoln. Lincoln’s vice president, a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency. But Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order.

    Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote. All three passed only because of universal Republican support.

    During the era of Reconstruction, federal troops stationed in the south helped secure rights for the newly freed slaves. Hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900. The Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.

    But after Reconstruction ended, when the federal troops went home, Democrats roared back into power in the South. They quickly reestablished white supremacy across the region with measures like black codes – laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property and run businesses. And they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests, used to subvert the black citizen’s right to vote.

    And how was all of this enforced? By terror — much of it instigated by the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

    As historian Eric Foner – himself a Democrat – notes:

    “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.”

  17. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    Bathing is racist:

    “The View,” actress Naya Rivera stirred some controversy when she shared her perspective on personal hygiene.

    “I have to say I have a theory about showering, [which] is that I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics,” she said. “I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.”

    Surely cleanliness will be white supremacist soon too.

    When will “White” people wake up to the fact that THEY ARE COMING TO KILL US?

  18. MikeyParks says:

    Read what Thomas Sowell has to say about this. Of course, the Left hates Thomas Sowell.

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