Skip to comments.The Uniformity and Exclusion Movement
Posted on 09/30/2020 5:52:33 AM PDT by karpov
Out of all the major political movements on Earth, none is more Orwellian than social justice. No other movement is so dedicated to achieving the opposite of what its slogans proclaim or so aggressive in the warping of language. While every ideology is prone to a little doublethink, social justice is doublethink at its core.
To see what Im talking about, picture North Korean and Chinese communism. Their official story is that totalitarian rule by the Communist Party is wonderful and they impose totalitarian rule by their respective Communist Parties. The official story of Islamic fundamentalism is that fanatical Muslim theologians should enforce the teachings of a 7th-century book and when in power they do so. The official story of Russian nationalism is that authoritarian Russians should rule Russia with an iron hand and sadistically dominate neighboring countries and they do so with gusto.
In contrast, the official story of the social justice movement is that we should swear eternal devotion to diversity and inclusion. Yet in practice they strive to achieve uniformity via exclusion. The recent University of California scandal is an elegant example. In affected departments, job candidates had to write a diversity and inclusion statement. Unless candidates vigorously supported the social justice movement through word and action, the faculty never even got to see their applications. How vigorously? To reach the next stage of review, applicants needed a minimum average score of 11 on this rubric. Since a rank-and-file dogmatic ideologue would probably only score a 9, this cutoff predictably causes ideological uniformity of Orwellian dimensions.
1. The diversity and inclusion movement is nominally devoted to fervent anti-racism. In practice, however, they are the only prominent openly racist movement I have encountered during my life in the United States.
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Beware the “do-gooders”... They are tyrannical busy bodies that make hell of life on earth.
From CS Lewis...
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be cured against ones will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.
LOL I wish I had read this just before I sent in a college survey in the last 5 minutes! I couldve sharpened my biting comments. It has MOSTLY to do with this very nonsense.
Suffice to say, the last question was
If you could change one thing about the school, what would it be?
Me: THE PRESIDENT.
She makes me sick.
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