The People of the “White Privilege” Lie

What do you want? The Truth or a Lie? 

I am a Christian parent of four children. I post this because…

The new/old Jeremiah Wright preachers of hate and exclusion want you to join them in bashing Whites, Jews, Christians, Tea Party members, Capitalism, language and… the First Amendment:

The Annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin 2014.

As you listen to the video below you will hear the devotees of this ‘white guilt’ cult parsing language to reprogram your mind.

 “Some things are believed because they are demonstrably true. But many other things are believed simply because they have been asserted repeatedly,” Thomas Sowell

 …These are the people who will teach your children in public schools.

No Christian should take part in this evil. Christians, rather, must be alerted to the evil crouching at their child’s school door.

 As you will see and hear the White Privilege Conference gives meaning to Hannah Arendt’s once used phrase “the banality of evil.” ‘Normal’ everyday people within these conference walls are invoked to participate in acts of evil against humanity, even against their own humanity and against God-given human rights, human rights not based on the melanin content of your skin.

 All parents with school children must be informed as to the evil going on right under their noses in the class room.

 Here is part 2 of a 4 part series, “White Privilege Conference 2014 Part 2 of 4: Rape Is Not Intrinsically Bad” provided by the website Progressives Today (see below).

Much of what you are hearing today began years ago on college campuses:  “Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End American Debate” by Greg Lukianoff.  Buy this book and read the specifics of how this type of reprogramming of student’ minds with white guilt/white privilege propaganda could grow into a White Privilege Conference

 Here is a post offering quotes from the book:

 Closing the American Mind: Censorship

For more information on the Progressive’s “white privilege” movement, read these posts:

 Shelby Steele: Poetic truths work by moral intimidation – not reason

 Legal Insurrection (H/T for making me aware of this evil)

 Progressives Today

 The book by Shelby Steele:

“White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era”

Para-Steele: white liberals and their black enablers unleash moral relativism that is corrupting America.

 Save your children: Home School, Home School, Home School!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you want? The Truth or a Lie?

added 5-18-2014:

Group think, collectivist hive mindedness:

“When present, these antecedent conditions are hypothesized to foster the extreme consensus-seeking characteristic of groupthink. This in turn is predicted to lead to two categories of undesirable decision-making processes. The first, traditionally labeled symptoms of groupthink, include illusion of invulnerability, collective rationalization, stereotypes of outgroups, self-censorship, mindguards, and belief in the inherent morality of the group. The second, typically identified as symptoms of defective decision-making, involve the incomplete survey of alternatives and objectives, poor information search, failure to appraise the risks of the preferred solution, and selective information processing. Not surprisingly, these combined forces are predicted to result in extremely defective decision making performance by the group.”
(Marlene E. Turner & Anthony R. Pratkanis, Twenty-Five Years of Groupthink Theory and Research: Lessons from the Evaluation of a Theory, 1998, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 73, 105–115.)

 Hannah Arendt’s Warning: the Violence of Hive-Mindedness, Groupthink

 

 

Closing the American Mind: Censorship

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I have just finished reading Unlearning Liberty:  Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate by Greg Lukianoff.  This is an incredibly succinct and well documented (plenty of chapter notes) accounting of the disavowal of First Amendment Rights on college campuses. You will be horrified by what you will read.  If you are considering college or currently in college or if you have been to college and wondered what had happened to you during that time then you MUST read this book.  Your First Amendment Rights are everywhere being crushed by the thought police. 

Greg Lukianoff is a self-described liberal, atheist and First Amendment rights attorney.  He is the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).  His book details the censorship going on college campuses for many years now.  As a student your free speech rights may likely have been violated.  Read this very accessible book and find out how this is possible. In fact, anyone who cares about free speech and the First Amendment should absolutely read this book.  I highly recommend it to you.

 Today the graduates of such schools are now the ones most desirous of shutting down free speech:  they will call you “homophobic” or “right-wing nut” or any of a host of dismissive names.  There are “journalists” (and I use that word loosely) who would have you think that there can be no discussion because they have the correct answer and you don’t.  They don’t want to hear from you. There can be no discussion.  This type of censorship emulates exactly what professors and college administrator have been practicing for several years.  This book reveals the unbelievable censorship that has and is now taking place.

 One would think that college and universities would be the one place where a student could hear diverse opinions and then choose the soundest and best ideas to build a premise on. But the opposite is happening.  “Higher education” is clamping down on any thought outside their politically correct viewpoint.  Not good.  And, because of this censorship, students are learning less and less while paying more and more.  They are not learning to think critically. Instead they are taught to whine, to complain, to be outraged.  If they disagree with the campus thought ‘regulations’ then they are told to shut up, sit down and be quiet.  They are then told to wait for the school’s adjudication of the matter by the thought police.  The penalties of non-conformity as you will learn in the book are severe. They are also learning to silence and punish other students who make them angry or hurt their feelings.  “Outrage” is all the rage today on college campuses and also in the politically correct “journalism” of the main stream media.

 From the Introduction, The Dangerous College:

 “It may seem like a paradox, but an environment that squelches debate and punishes the expressions of opinions, in the very institution that is supposed to make us better thinkers, can lead quickly to the formation of polarized groups in which people harbor a comfortable, uncritical certainty that they are right.”

 Sound familiar? From the intro:

 “…The result is a group polarization that follows graduates into the real world.  As the sociologist Diana C. Mutz discovered in her book Hearing the Other Side (2006), those with the highest levels of education have the lowest exposure to people with conflicting points of view, while those who have not graduated from high school can claim the most diverse discussion mates. In other words, those most likely to live in the tightest echo chambers are those with the highest level of education.  It should be the opposite, shouldn’t it?  A good education ought to teach citizens to actively seek out the opinions of intelligent people with whom they disagree, in order to prevent the problem of “confirmation bias.”

 Further:

 “…campus censorship poses both an immediate threat to all of our freedoms not just because free speech is crucial to every other freedom, but also because it teaches students wrong lessons about living in a free society.”

 Is our society polarized?  You bet.  We can thank colleges and universities for a great deal of the divisiveness in our nation today.  There are no longer debates but blatant and intense censorship of differing opinions.  I don’t have to tell you this.  Turn on the main stream media (MSNBC for one) and listen to journalism grads spewing “self-confirming” biased opinions on current issues.  They will shout over the dissenting opinion in order to shut it down.

 Numerous real-life examples of college censorship are presented in Unlearning Liberty.  There are too many to mention here.  So, I will just head over to the Conclusion, Unlearning Liberty and the Knee Jerk Society:

 “Taken together, the threat of punishment for expressing the wrong thoughts, the omnipresence of codes warning students to be careful about what they say, and the politicized, self-serving redefinition of tolerance and civility all reinforce the social pressure to either half-mindedly agree or avoid vigorous debate altogether.  Analysts of higher education have noticed this reticence in the “millennial generation,” but they often characterize it as a historical peculiarity, sometimes attributing it to more “collectivist” ethic that somehow materialized among today’s younger people.  Few have considered that this hesitance to debate had been habituated in part through coercion by those in charge ~ through a perfect storm of feeble free speech rights in K-12 schooling, a lack of meaningful civics education, and a collegiate environment that makes dissent too risky.”

 And finally, from the Conclusion:

 ”Unfortunately, too many educators today are ambivalent about free speech, imagining that if they really did allow all opinions to be expressed, the result would nightmarish landscape of nonstop bigotry and ignorance.  I think this apocalyptic point of view, which masquerades as sophistication, is a childish oversimplification of the actual interaction of people everyday life and especially in an academic setting.  But perhaps more importantly, the advocates of benign censorship fundamentally miss the simple truth that Buddhists have known for millennia:  life is pain.  Most Americans find this statement jarring at first, but when you think about it for even a moment and accept that there is nothing strange or odd about challenges inherent in being alive, life becomes less painful.  As philosophers and popular writers have argued, much of our unnecessary pain comes from our obsession with pain.  The sometimes painful process of intellectual growth and living in the world needs to be accepted, not fled from, and that acceptance needs to be taught.” (emphasis mine)

 Currently the question of our Second Amendment right to own a gun is at the front of American minds.  This is due to the recent shootings of innocent people by mentally ill people.  Subsequently there has been a lot of talk in the media that Obama wants to stop the conversation and pursue strict gun control via Executive Order. Don’t let our rights be taken away.  Read this book and speak up.  Exercise your rights with proper self-government.  Otherwise you may be forced to hand those rights over to those who would gladly have you sit down and shut up.

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Followup:

If you think that your First Amendment rights are being assaulted then check out this website for recourse:  Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

 Eric Holder and the DOJ’s Unfairness:  prosecuting bullying cases under civil rights laws

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