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If you’re planning to major in political science at New York’s Hunter College, you can earn three points by taking a course called “Abolition of Whiteness“.

You may now be thinking something like this:

“Wow, that’s some pretty blatant racism there; it almost sounds like a call to genocide. Somebody should ask these people: what if it had been called ‘Abolishing Blackness’, or ‘Hey, Let’s Get Rid of the Jews’? Would that be OK?”

If so, what you are doing there is all wrong, and you need to “wise up”; you’re looking for principled consistency in the wrong place. There is a consistent principle here, but it isn’t the one you think it ought to be. As John Glanton has explained, it is, rather, a very simple one:

You have to admire the Left for its clarity of vision. It has identified its enemies, and it does what it can to drive them from the field. The recent fireworks in Indiana are a perfect illustration. Team blue knows that Christians are hateful homophobes, and so it goes to bat for the right of homosexuals to sue them over wedding cakes. The Right, with its characteristic acumen, mistakes this bushwhack for a principled stand. “Ah!” they say, “But if you support the right of a gay man to force a Christian to make a cake then you must support the right of the KKK to force a black baker to make a cake!” The average liberal couldn’t imagine a more irrelevant rejoinder. They aren’t making any such proposition at all. In their calculus, Christians (of the Not-fans-of-Pope-Francis type at least) are the bad guys and thus their interests are hateful and invalid and must be opposed. The KKK are bad guys and thus their actions are hateful and invalid and must be opposed. You attack bad guys. You don’t attack good guys. Whence the confusion?

The principle, then is as old as human affairs. It is nothing more or less than this:

We hate you, and we want you gone. Whatever that takes.

If you haven’t understood this yet, you haven’t understood anything.

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  1. David R. says

    I think the point is well taken by now. All but the most impenetrably dense conservative louts and ne’er do wells of establishment credential have seen the left for what it is. The only operative question now is will those with some modicum of political power do anything about it?

    It is transparently the case that the half, give or take, of the country which voted against unyielding leftward drift wants to see the education system taken to task for its belligerent abetting of leftist thuggery. But, it is clearly in the hands of ersatz conservative politicos to actually make a move to that effect.

    The understanding is well and done. Now is the time for the duly elected and appointed to act. Failure to do so marks them as much as the leftists themselves. Why fight the left at the ballot box at all if nothing is done thereby to slow their advance?

    Posted May 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  2. Unlike the last time, the right-wingers cannot use a dictator/king to fix this. Nor can the righties use violence or murder. Because the lefties control the media to delegitimize or legitimize any king and violence.

    What if the righties control the media? They tried it the last time, but the people who run the media will just run away to another English speaking place and do it all over again.

    I think all of this is a test. Only states with certain qualities can survive this test. And there is no magic bullet.

    Posted May 31, 2017 at 3:31 am | Permalink
  3. Whitewall says

    This term has been here before:

    Posted May 31, 2017 at 2:56 pm | Permalink
  4. JK says

    And there is no magic bullet.

    Well … I for one sincerely hope no member of that faculty shows up at my door asking me to take that test.

    Posted June 1, 2017 at 6:27 pm | Permalink