I am reminded of what our Secretary ofEducation said about white people and the Common Core:
"U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reportedly said on Friday that some of the opposition to the controversial Common Core State Standards is derived from wealthy white mothers upset to learn their children are not as bright as they thought.
According to the Washington Post, Duncan told a group of state schools superintendentshe found it “fascinating” opposition comes from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t as good as they though they were.”.........."
This is another follow-up to recent posts (at bottom) regarding the White Privilege (or "Check your Privilege) tactic that both denigrates the achievements of non-whites and discourages other from making any attempt to succeed.
http://www.tpnn.com/2014/05/19/tucker-carlson-speechless-as-former-army-colonel-tears-apart-the-concept-of-white-privilege/ -Video is in link and is a must-see.
"In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, former Army Colonel Kurt Schlichter discussed his recent Townhall article that refutes the liberal argument that so-called “white privilege” generates success for white people.
In a bold discussion, Schlichter, a Colonel-turned-lawyer, vehemently refuted the left’s notion of “white privilege.” Carlson noted that Schlichter, in his Townhall piece, wrote, “What you call ‘privilege’ is just me being better than you.” Carlson asked what Schlichter had meant by that.
Schlichter enthusiastically clarified:
“Have you ever seen or heard anybody babbling about privilege that has any kind of track record of success? I didn’t become a partner in a law firm because my great-great-great grandfather came over from Bavaria, okay? I started out mopping-out stalls at McDonalds. On the military side, I didn’t become a full-Colonel because somebody liked my skin tone. I started out as a Private 27 years ago this Tuesday.
All of us have worked; all of us have achieved something and that’s how we measure character; that’s how we measure what the value of a person is. Not some arbitrary category imposed by some ponytailed grad students who’ve taken too many gender studies seminars.”........................"
Princeton Student Blasts White Privilege Brainwashing
In a world of hate, lies, and truly Orwellian guilt-laying, one courageous student speaks out and is met with nothing more than recycled lies.
[5/1/14 - I should add that the Left has set this argument up to mean whatever they want.You either admit to being the beneficiary of White Privilege or you, by dint of being white, don't know that you benefit from White privilege. This of course begs the questions - How can anyone that is white even know if there is in fact such a thing as White Privilege? If being white makes it impossible to know of it , then couldn't those whites who supposedly do knowalso possibly be-wrong?]
"Tal Fortgang, a freshman at Princeton University, says he has been ordered to “check your privilege” by his “moral superiors” several times this year because he happens to be a white male. In a column in the Princeton Tory, Fortgang takes on the ideology he says ”assumes that simply because I belong to a certain ethnic group I should be judged collectively with it.”
“There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. ‘Check your privilege,’ the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year,” the student writes. “The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung.” [Worldview]
“‘Check your privilege,’ they tell me in a command that teeters between an imposition to actually explore how I got where I am, and a reminder that I ought to feel personally apologetic because white males seem to pull most of the strings in the world,” he continues.
Fortgang then explores his family’s history to figure out where his “privilege” comes from:
'Perhaps it’s the privilege my grandfather and his brother had to flee their home as teenagers when the Nazis invaded Poland, leaving their mother and five younger siblings behind, running and running until they reached a Displaced Persons camp in Siberia, where they would do years of hard labor in the bitter cold until World War II ended. Maybe it was the privilege my grandfather had of taking on the local Rabbi’s work in that DP camp, telling him that the spiritual leader shouldn’t do hard work, but should save his energy to pass Jewish tradition along to those who might survive. Perhaps it was the privilege my great-grandmother and those five great-aunts and uncles I never knew had of being shot into an open grave outside their hometown. Maybe that’s my privilege.
Or maybe it’s the privilege my grandmother had of spending weeks upon weeks on a death march through Polish forests in subzero temperatures, one of just a handful to survive, only to be put in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she would have died but for the Allied forces who liberated her and helped her regain her health when her weight dwindled to barely 80 pounds.
Perhaps my privilege is that those two resilient individuals came to America with no money and no English, obtained citizenship, learned the language and met each other; that my grandfather started a humble wicker basket business with nothing but long hours, an idea, and an iron will—to paraphrase the man I never met: “I escaped Hitler. Some business troubles are going to ruin me?” Maybe my privilege is that they worked hard enough to raise four children, and to send them to Jewish day school and eventually City College.
Perhaps it was my privilege that my own father worked hard enough in City College to earn a spot at a top graduate school, got a good job, and for 25 years got up well before the crack of dawn, sacrificing precious time he wanted to spend with those he valued most—his wife and kids—to earn that living.........Now would you say that we’ve been really privileged? That our success has been gift-wrapped?'
The real problem with the notion of automatic “privilege,” he explains, is you have no idea what their struggles have really been or “what they may have gone through to be where they are.”..........
“I have checked my privilege. And I apologize for nothing,” he concludes........
His column has received both praise and criticism. One commenter told Fortgang that as a “white male, you are most likely ignorant of the ingrained racism or sexism that lives in society today.”
“You want to play oppression olympics? What about the millions of blacks enslaved in America for 300 years, who then had to deal with segregation and Jim Crow while new immigrants were allowed to assimilate into white culture within one or 2 generations,” another wrote......."
"White Privilege" Video Aired by U. of Minnesota-Duluth
"The University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.”
The project disseminates its message, that “society was setup for us [whites]“ and as such is ”unfair,” through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures. The ads feature a number of Caucasians confessing their guilt for the supposed “privilege” that comes along with their fair features.[...]
“You give me better jobs, better pay, better treatment, and a better chance – all because of the color of my skin,” reads one poster that features a close shot of a Caucasian male.
The Un-Fair campaign also held a series of lectures and events on campus last semester. One included a presentation by Tim Wise, author of Dear White America. In his book, Wise confesses a “longstanding fantasy” where he turns to a man with a “God Bless the USA” button and asks him, “why can’t you just get over it?”
"For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy ass Scotch you drink.
And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, …
Whatever the case, and whatever your economic station, know this . . .
You need to drink up.
Because your time is limited.[...]
And in the pantheon of American history, old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys, the keepers of the hegemonic and reactionary flame, the folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.
Fine, keep it up. It doesn’t matter.
Because you’re on the endangered list.
And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving."
The ad is the brainchild of Tim Wise, a longtime "anti-White" white person. Along with other (this time) volunteer modern-day Sonderkommandos wearing inscribed anti-white messages on their faces while speaking about how wrongfully privileged whites are, Wise intends both to frighten whites into perpetual subservience and silence and to whip non-whites into an anti-white frenzy of jealousy and hatred. The white volunteers who shamelessly attack other whites make this ad all the more appalling.
This ad comes amid a slew of claims from others essentially stating that anything that is challenged by whites or conservatives is racism. Here are three examples from the past two days:
In a typical "Year Zero" mentality, nothing honorable or good for humanity that was accomplished by whites is mentioned or allowed into the conversation. The ban on the global slave trade (Although blacks are still enslaved in more than one region in Africa), an horrific civil war fought almost entirely about slavery (Sorry, but the historical evidence is too strong to deny that one), the fact that mainly white Church bodies were almost the only groups condemning slavery, the desegregation of the American South, the acceptance of vast amounts of refugees from third-world nations, or any other virtuous action can not be entered into the debate.
One's work ethic, the willingness to postpone life decisions such as marriage and children, frugality in spending in order to at some point accumulate any property, or moral compass can not be cited in defense of what you have or are working to have. You have (or will obtain) what you have exclusively by virtue of your aristocratic white birth, and nothing else.
We must fight back with the truth, and in a determined fashion. I for one worked too hard, at too many backbreaking jobs, and put off too many purchases to be fooled into feeling guilty.
Colorado U. Hosts White Privilege Conference
White students are being trained to hate everything about themselves, other whites, the society that bred them, and the history and civilization that gave birth to this country.
I have noted on previous posts (Two are below) that colleges in the US have been more than largely taken over by radical Leftists, particularly of the brand that specifically detests Western Civilization. Students are either forced to take, or are given handouts of college credits for attending, classes in "Whiteness' or "White Privilege studies. These are geared primarily towards turning American whites into Sonderkomanndos who are tasked with dismantling everything that concerns our cultural and historical legacy.
A white never earns his or her credibility, education, job, or anything else; all of these are the fruits of an unfair system that bestows privileges solely on account of one's birth.
The United States is not a Western nation, except when it is, at which point it is evil because precisely due to the fact that it is a Western nation.
"The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) is offering students up to four college credits if they attend the public university’s 14th annual “White Privilege Conference,” Campus Reform reports..........
“I am privileged,” reads black text on an all white background. “I can if I wish arrange to be around people of my race most of the time.”
The video continues:
“I can go shopping fairly assured I won’t be followed or harassed.”
“When I’m told about our national heritage or about ‘civilization’ I am shows that people of my color made it what it is.”
“I can, whether I use checks, credit cards or cash, count on my skin color not to work against my appearing financially reliable.”
“I don’t have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily protection.”
“I can choose blemish cover or bandages in ‘flesh’ color and have them more or less match my skin.”
“I cannot be blind to the invisible system of privilege I am a part of,” the video concludes........"
More Marxist Professors, Students Call for Suppressing Whites
When reading about or listening to these individuals, one must keep two points about their methods and choices of definition mind:
-The US is not a Western nation, except when the situation calls for labeling it as such, at which time the US is wrong precisely because it is a Western nation.
- There is such thing as race (Race is a social construct) unless the situation calls for denigrating or demonizing whites, at which time whites are wrong precisely due to the fact that they belong to the white race.
"As a college senior, I see the real “institutional racism” in this country: the blatant anti-white prejudice at public universities. Here are some observations about race on campus.......
I have taken plenty of history, anthropology, and other liberal arts courses. If I did not have an independent view of race, I would leave those classes believing one thing: Whites are responsible for every bad thing that has ever happened in history.
Whatever the subject, the professors almost always try to throw in anti-European, anti-white ideas. They will use any excuse to blacken the reputation of Europeans, whom some call “the world’s oppressors.” I have often had to defend historical figures such as Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and even George Washington. When it comes to the slave trade, professors usually ignore the active participation of Africans and blame it all on Europeans.
In one anthropology class, the professor could not go a single day without slandering the white men as evil, racist, or just boring. Needless to say, he was white. He often praised Mexicans as having a culture that was better than ours, and would downplay the violence in Mexico. He would urge students to visit Juarez, even though it was at one time the kidnapping capital of the world, and is one of the most dangerous cities anywhere.
This professor had lived in Mexico and been married twice to Mexican women. He said that our city—El Paso, Texas—should be turned into the premier Mexican city in America by replacing American people and culture with Mexican people and culture..........
In one course, when a professor asked the class what could be done to destroy the monopoly of whites on American culture, I objected that the European influence on American culture was not innately bad. Black and Hispanic students immediately complained that whites were oppressors. The Hispanics delighted in telling me they would become a majority and rule the country. I replied that whites are being displaced just as the Indians were displaced. Hispanics say they have a right to be in North America because they have partial Indian ancestry.
It is always baffling to me how a professor can characterize all whites as oppressors while claiming race does not exist. One professor assured the class that race of course race does not exist, and that even if it did, it wouldn’t matter. One anthropology professor explained that there was no biological basis for race, but in the very next sentence began explaining that sickle cell anemia affects blacks more than anyone else. I must have been the only person in class to notice the irony; everyone else was dutifully taking notes.........
Most whites sit silently when a black student claims that the United States is an expression of white supremacy or that the opinions of white students don’t matter because whites are inherently racist. Some are afraid to speak up; others no doubt believe this rubbish........
white sentiments I hear come from whites. A few even call for the destruction of the white race, though they are a radical minority that call themselves anarchists or communists......"
Marxist Professor - Whites Should Commit Suicide
Also, Paul Weston's newest video should also be viewed. I just got it today:
Unfortunately, the search bar on this blog page has been inoperable for over a week, so previous posts are difficult to access for now.
As I had not heard of this particular professor until I read the article below, I had to put my first impression aside for a moment and admit that his rantings could have been satire. A quickWikipedia check put that shred of doubt to rest.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Ignatiev (as I first thought - he is a Communist)
-From the first link:
"If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites! At least a white woman can have sex with a black man and make a brown baby but what can a white male do? He’s good for nothing. Slavery, genocides against aboriginal peoples and massive land confiscation, the inquisition, the holocaust, white males are all to blame! You maintain your white male privilege only by oppressing, discriminating against and enslaving others!”......................."
One must keep in mind that all references to marginalizing and destroying whites (especially males) have their origins in Cultural Marxism. The system envisioned and began by Georg Lukaks, Antonio, Gramsci and those of the Frankfurt School had a specific purpose - to prepare the West for creeping Socialism. That system later made its way to the US via the conduit of Columbia University.
Confounded by the fact that the proletariat did not rise up against their masters in WWI, European Marxists soon realized that the foundations of Western Culture had to be dismantled in order to pave the way for worldwide Marxism. When a radical author, professor, or other nasty individual writes or speaks against Christianity, Judaism (including trying to argue that Hebrews were never in Egypt), or any aspect of Western history, the material that he uses ( as well as his motivation) is likely taken out of the same playbook that all Progressives/Marxists employ.
The claims that these people take, that white Europeans have no culture, that they are the primary dispensers of wholesale violence and robbery of land and wealth, etc, cannot be defended when compared to the light of history, but that is not the point as they who make these claims don't worry about being proven wrong; Their claims are designed to convince, or at least bully into silence, students who have been taught almost nothing about Western history; which itself is a purposeful omission by the Left. It is a system that does work to some extent - keep them woefully ignorant as kids, then subject them to a barrage of fictitious (or grossly exaggerated) and hateful claims so that they are ashamed to have any appreciation of their cultural origins.
Another point to keep in mind is that, like the wild claims made by Fundamentalist Christians about events in the history of Christianity (specifically that of Catholicism), every false claim would take entire paragraphs or pages (including citations) to refute, Marxists rely on the fact that, even when someone does invest the time and effort to refute the accusation, that work will never be seen by the original targets. So, when Noel Ignatiev claims that the Pilgrims gave blankets taken from smallpox victims to kill off the neighboring Native Americans, his students will likely never hear the truth; just as the Fundamentalist sitting in his Church will think that the Catholic Church was created by the Emporer Constantine.
It is not hard to see that the whites who make these claims have no intention of subjecting themselves to the same penalties that they demand for other whites. As with population control proponents (also of Marxist origin) who revel in asserting that people should do the world a favor and end their lives to reduce the amount of the living - but won't do the deed themselves, filth-minded individuals such as Noel Ignatiev act as if, due to their work against whites (and "overpopulation"), they deserve a permanent voluntary Sonderkommando-type "pass".
Now, for the report on how his claims were received by his compliant students:
"....The Professor however, reported receiving “a standing ovation” from his “largely white and middle class students....."