Now THIS Is Trump Derangement Syndrome….Also Racism, Insufferable Arrogance, And A Good Reason Not To Let Your Kid Go To Rutgers

Dr. Brittney Cooper is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University. Here are a series of tweets she sent outlast week:

We have Mike LaChance at Legal Insurrection to thank for the tweets; he took screen shots of them all (and a couple more), just in case they were taken down. He needn’t have worried; this woman is obviously full of herself, empowered by what she sees as immunity from any consequences of her rhetoric and open bigotry, and doesn’t care that she is embarrassing her employer and any Rutgers student, administrator, faculty member and alumnus who isn’t, like her, so poisoned with uncontrollable hate and anger that they are no longer able to function as a positive force in a pluralistic society.

She’s right: they won’t fire her. An equivalent flood of race-based bile by a white male professor about President Barack Obama and his supporters would have had such a professor, tenured or not, run off campus. It’s so boring making that obligatory comparison, but it is no less accurate. But Rutgers won’t fire her, though it should have its collective heads examined for allowing such an divisive and arrogant individual to lower the quality of its faculty and mal-educate its students. Rutgers  breached its duties to its charges by employing someone like Cooper, who could be the poster child for “Bias makes you stupid.” She really thinks that the essential effort to start sending the country back to work and allowing something closer to a normal existence would be motivated by a desire to see African-Americans die. This is a delusion that can’t be justified by any set of facts or analysis, only by blind, unreasoning, crippling hatred. Cooper can no longer process facts, if she ever could. She now substitutes racial bias for logic, while claiming to decry racism.

On one level, I feel sorry for Rutgers, and, of course, much sorrier for any young minds that come within her putrid influence thanks to the school’s ineptitude and negligence. On another level, Rutgers deserves to be humiliated by this arrogant fool. Let the university live with the consequences of its atrocious judgment, which should include no one at all being so foolish as to pay nearly $ 49,000 for four years (for an out-of-state student) at an institution that would entrust the minds of our young to a woman like Brittney Cooper.

[Cooper was on the Ethics Alarm radar screen in 2018, when actress America Ferrera praised a passage from Cooper’s book. I wrote, “Cooper is essentially saying that only her tribes—women, race, nation of origin—are worth her time or care. This is an unethical point of view that feeds division, distrust and hate. Caring is a core ethical value that includes sympathy, empathy and beneficence. “I only care about people like me” is a selfish, ugly sentiment, and Ferrera is extolling it. Until people like Ferrera and Cooper stop proclaiming sentiments that would be properly regarded as racist or sexist with a change of color or gender, the nation’s society will continue to be roiled by division.”]

40 thoughts on “Now THIS Is Trump Derangement Syndrome….Also Racism, Insufferable Arrogance, And A Good Reason Not To Let Your Kid Go To Rutgers

  1. A question just came to mind, and I’m not intending it to be snarky: Is there anything from which black people don’t die disproportionately? Sailing accidents, maybe?

    • Pulling from Blanche Knott’s classic “Truly Tasteless Jokes,” the joke used to be that one of the books never written, somewhere on the shelf with “Polish Wit and Wisdom,” :Jewish Business Ethics,” “East Indian Personal Hygiene,” and “The Scottish Guide to Keeping Your Temper,” was “Negroes I Have Met While Yachting.”

    • Thank you, Steve. I was going to post that there’s probably a tasteless joke in there somewhere about black people not being able to swim.

  2. What is wrong with this woman? Where in her life did she make the left turn so far off the highway that you can no longer find her on a road map?

    She should be fired. And with prejudice. Not a single student is receiving proper education from her due to the hostility she must utter and perpetuate in the classroom.

    • What is wrong with this woman? Where in her life did she make the left turn so far off the highway that you can no longer find her on a road map?

      The answer to this question, and so many other questions, can be provided, but it will not make you happy. There are two ways (essentially) to answer: one is to recite from the *lists of lies & distortions* and the other is *to tell the truth*. To tell the truth, today, in our shared present, in our determined & controlled present, is illegal. The pressure & the social coercion that have been applied for 50-60 years has penetrated so deeply that by yourself you ‘believe the lie’ and actually, honestly, believe it to be true. The entire *structure of perception* of the entire US culture has been subject to these lies. We exist within these structures of lies and yet, and yet, the stitching that holds them together is beginning to become undone. The *stitching* is a combination of elements. But the core substance of this *stitching* is the propaganda or PR industry. Everything that came out of the Civil Rights Movement which was turned into municipal and stata, and then national policy. This entirely contrived and false idea about *what America is*.

      Because it was established through *lying narratives*, and because at some point or other, inevitably, lies fall down into the dust, at this point in America’s history it is all beginning to unravel.

      There. Feel better? 🙂 [I did not think so]. What is happening right now in you is the upsurge of The Lie. “No! That can’t be so! What a terrible thing to say! What terrible things to think! I don’t want to believe that! I REFUSE to believe that!”

      So you asked a question, and all questions, and especially good questions, deserve an answer (though you really were not and are not looking for an answer: you just want to complain. And ‘complaining’ is also bound up in lies . . .

      What is *wrong* with this woman is that she and her people were forced to participate in a culture and a civilization for which they were not prepared. The very nature of the way & means by which they were brought to these lands set the tone, set the pattern, for everything that followed. To be robbed from your own social, cultural and even metaphysical milieu and forced to serve time in *the empire of the white man’s will* amounted to a fate that could call forth nothing but resistance. To resist, then, became the modus operandi: a mechanism of self-assertion. She embodies (in a rather large body I should say!) the essence of resistance. She is resistance. As long as blood flows through her, as long as she has Black Spirit (and she might say) she will — she must! — resist your imposition of your ’empire’ of culture, of history, of destiny, of meaning. If you think it through no one wants to live in the *empire* of someone else’s will or history or trajectory.

      To the degree that you are white and a White, and to the degree that you remain so and appear before her as a reminder of what she is not and does not want to be, her struggle lives. She exists, strangely enough, relationally to you, yet in opposition and in *resistance*. But all around her that is all she sees: a culture that is not hers, meanings that are not hers, values that are not hers. She sees this and she feels it at the core of her being. And she burns with rage: black rage.

      But here is the other side: *you-plural* cannot and will not see this! You have to turn your face away from a too glaring & blinding truth. Everyone who writes on this blog is invested in a *will not to see* and to lie. Because why? Because of a will not to face the truth. This is a resilient feature but the reason you-plural cannot face the truth (if the truth be told) is because of cowardice, not *nobility* or because you imagine that you are not *racists*.

      Drunk and dreaming of false Americas: this is a bold statement, not in any sense meant to offend, but intended to get right to the heart of the issue.

      To be drunk means to be inebriated with a contrived & false idealism. But the state of ‘drunkenness’ also involves having been deceived. And deception involves as well self-deception.

      False Americas too can be defined. This is a Postwar creation and one that has been imposed through elaborate public relations propaganda.

      So there you have it *in a nutshell* as they say! The power of telling the truth can rip through falsehood & self-deception lie a bullet through tissue. But truth opens up into frighteningly difficult realms where *you-plural* will have to confront your self. Not ‘them’ but your self.

      Seek out The Red Pill. But understand that it will make you sick before it heals you.

      Finally, to illustrate everything I have said here, spend 12 minutes listening to her revelation of her problem. She will either destroy *you* (and European civilization) or you will (finally) realize that you will have to help her find and claim her own destiny, and to disconnect from yours. That does mean separation. Either that or your destruction.

      • It is a presentation worth seeing (I read the transcript) and it presents an entirely different picture of Brittney Cooper. The one-sidedness and the willingness to stereotype others are there, but the venomous hatred is not. So, a better question, perhaps, is why those horrible tweets, why spew such hatred when the response will be just hatred directed back at her? I wonder if something prompted them, or if the ‘black rage’ just reached a boiling point. Regardless, any objective view of her has to be diminished by the vulgar hatred and prejudice in those tweets.

        • The presentation she gave, while not openly antagonistic (it was a TED talk after all), explains the reasons why she cannot accept to live within white culture. It explains her opposition to white culture — literally to *white reality* if I can use that term (and she does, more or less). It seems to me that if this is understood, one can understand better *the will not to cooperate*.

          • The issue was her tweets, not her TED talk.
            The tweets do not simply show “the will not to cooperate,” they show hatred and contempt for a very large group of people when she cannot know more than a very tiny percentage of that group. That prejudice, that indiscriminate hatred, gained her a lot of likes and shares as shown in her tweets, but I cannot imagine that mindset, unfiltered, being acceptable for any educator. Worse yet would be an educator with that mindset concealed.

            • The issue is not her tweets, the issue is her person and what she thinks: what is going on inside of her. The larger issue of why this is happening, at this juncture in time & history, extends far beyond some tweets. This is a perfect example of how you-plural focus on the *tree* and completely miss *the forest*. You focus on surface and are unable to see the cause.

              I feel at times like I am swimming through molasses! My arms are tired! 🙂

              • To the extent that it seems I have missed the forest (I don’t think I have), it is because I view Brittney Cooper as an individual, which is how I usually try to treat people. It’s fine to lump people into groups and to assign characteristics to those groups for some limited purposes, but only with the understanding that any member of that group may not have those characteristics.
                Likewise, it is fine to assert your position as a member of a group, but, likewise, with the recognition that there are individual differences. It appears Cooper wants to wear the mantle of all of the history of slavery and discrimination against Blacks; but, by what right does she have that claim? Her personal experience is not that of all that history.
                I have no idea what ‘plural focus’ means in this context, but I do not completely miss the forest. No, I have not lived in that forest, and yes, there are parts of the forest I don’t fully understand. But, I have worked for, with, and over many blacks and other minorities during my two careers. I am well-schooled in the failings of our country when it comes to slavery, racism, and other discrimination. That Cooper has been subjected to some of that discrimination, I do not doubt. But, that does not absolve her of the responsibility to treat others with respect, at least not until she knows them as individuals and sees that the individual does not deserve her respect. Feeling rage is understandable, maybe unavoidable; spewing prejudice and indiscriminate hatred is not.
                Those tweets are what prompted this Ethics Alarms thread, and they have revealed at least partly what her person is and what she thinks and what is going on inside of her. It is not good.

  3. I wonder what would happen if all the keep the economy closed proponents suddenly found that their incomes abruptly came to an end and put their hard earned credit ratings at risk.

    When academic personnel start trying to navigate the online unemployment process along with tens of thousands of others they may get a sorely needed reality check long before an unemployment check.

  4. Are there any professors of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies who aren’t off the deep end of leftism? And what do graduates with that degree DO for a living?

    • Are there any professors of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies who aren’t off the deep end of leftism?

      What an odd question if you think about it! The very essence of woman gender and sexuality studies came about through application of Marxist acids. Remember that the influence of Marx began right around the time of the American Civil War. People instrumental in that *struggle* were reading Marx then.

      Similarly, this analytical structure, this tool, this ‘acid’, began to be applied to cultural establishments, as would be inevitable. An analytic acid of this sort does not stay in one place nor function only in one area. It moves, like mercury, from one field or concern to the next.

      Once *inspired* to etch away at *structures*, and once the process has begun, it simply goes on & on because there is nothing to oppose it.

      Though it is possible to think of feminism in its initial phases as arising out of (necessary) adjustments to modernism and liberal modernism, when analytical Marxist acid and those who worked the acid, applied the acid, came on the scene, it did not take long for the male-female relationship to be understood through a Marxian grasp of gender-struggle.

      See Shulamith Firestone The Dialectic of Sex: A Case for Feminist Revolution:

      “A revolutionary in every bedroom cannot fail to shake up the status quo. And if it is your wife that is revolting, you can’t just split to the suburbs. Feminism, when it truly achieves it’s goals, will crack through the most basic structures of our society.”

      “In the radical feminist view, the new feminism is not just the revival of a serious political movement for social equality. It is the second wave of the most important revolution in history. Its aim: the overthrow of the oldest, most rigid class/caste system in existence, the class system based on sex – a system consolidated over thousands of years, lending the archetypal male and female roles and undeserved legitimacy and seeming permanence.”

      Now, with what are you going to impose this entire STRUCTURE of perception and perhaps *ambition* that has been let loose in American, and European, and to an extent world-culture? First, you cannot even recognize what has happened nor why. You are just as involved in it as everyone is. The reason is because these *narratives*, with tremendous coercive force, have penetrated into our very psyches!

      Try to imagine what the alternative to a revolutionary dynamic in the male-female relationship would be. What if instead of opposing *man’s will* women cooperated in man’s will? But what will is that? What would this mean for woman? That question involves the entire notion of shared goals and objectives: goals and objectives of civilization. Those involve an understructure of metaphysical grasp about the nature of this life and what is important in life. And that, I assure you, will lead you to counter-revolutionary ideology. Because you will — necessarily — have to confront what is called ‘liberal rot’: the corruption and destruction of value & principle and the reduction of life & meaning to the sheer inane.

      Is there anything good on TeeVee today? Let me waste my incarnation in inanity for a bit of time more. Then I’ll get down to proper business! Promise!

  5. Cut from the same cloth as Prof. Randa Jarrar, who celebrated Barbara Bush’s passing after calling her a war criminal and racist. She too kept her job, and not because she was tenured.

    Tenured professor Bret Weinstein was forced out of Evergreen State College after correctly calling the university-sponsored “Day Without Whites” racist.

    Let’s face it, the race card is the real life get-out-of-jail-free card and its played all the time.

  6. Since you opened the door a crack with a TDS example and Wuhan virus references, I’ll pass along this recently encounter:

    There’s an app/webservice called Nextdoor, which describes itself as a “hyperlocal social networking service”. You join it with your location as part of your profile, and the posts you see are from a relatively tight group of nearby neighborhoods. You can create a post or comment on one. It’s used mainly for things like notices of lost or found pets, local events, requests for recommendations for good service providers, warnings about bad ones, & etc.

    Today, for the first time, when I made comments, a little pop-up notice appeared that had to be acknowledged before the comment posted. It read as follows:

    (Icon of a little “comment bubble” with a heart inside)

    “We’re all in this together.
    When posting about COVID-19, reference guidance from the CDC or WHO and include a link to your source. Please use the terms “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” when referring to the virus.

    It appears to be automatic and not triggered by any specific content, or to (yet) actually restrict anything posted, but it’s not hard to see from where on the political spectrum this originated. Put out the welcome mat; Big Brother is on his way right to your own little neighborhood.

    Unsurprisingly, Nextdoor is headquarted in San Francisco.

  7. What the Professor said is both horrifying and ignorant, but I must say her very public informing the world of her thought processes, such as they are, and biases is welcome. May all those who think and feel as she does do the same as a warning to the sane and parents of prospective students.

  8. “…what do graduates with that degree DO for a living? “
    They become Diversity Assurance Directors, Protectors of the Perpetually Aggrieved, and professors of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

  9. “And what do graduates with that degree DO for a living?”

    Either they cash checks written by their parents, or they go on to become teachers of such “studies”. A few find jobs in the HR departments of excessively “woke” companies as Director of Diversity or other such nonsense make-work jobs.

  10. This woman’s comment is essentially the same as those made by the African American mayor of Atlanta about the white governor of Georgia lifting the lockdown in the state. It’s essentially a Democrat talking point of many weeks’ standing. The Mayor of Atlanta said that because black people hang out in barber shops, re-opening barber shops would kill black people. No, Madame Mayor, elderly and compromised black people going to barber shops and contracting this virus might kill those black people. The governor is not commanding black people under the force of law to go to barber shops. But ironically, evidently black people have no free will or self control. They will reliably do things not in their best interest unless the government prohibits them from doing those things. Isn’t it good of the Mayor to point this out for us.

    Similarly, judging from her photograph, Ms. Cooper obviously has no ability to keep her body mass index anywhere near a healthy range and she is probably verging on being diabetic and having dangerously high blood pressure, if she doesn’t already. (Flip Wilson paraphrase: “Don’t make me eat that sweet potato pie, Devil!) Again, it’s the fault of white people who are trying to kill her. If she’s worried, she should HIDE OUT. But please let other people go about their business.

    Also, there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell of this woman encountering anything other than kudos from Rutgers. She’s doing what she’s paid to do. She’s calling out the patriarchy. She’ll probably get made department head and get a raise. She might even be awarded a government grant allowing her to found and run her own institute.

  11. Cooper’s twitcomments come as no surprise. Her talking points are pretty reflective of the resentment-think that is basically taught to you if your skin tone is paper bag brown or darker. It would be easy to say politically left people of color/minorities are the culprits pushing this anger but in my experience this isn’t the case.

    I remember passing a white woman and black man discussing being “woke.” She was basically explaining to him why he should be upset with the “white colonialist power structure” because it made his life harder. He seemed to be unaware of what a giant wounded victim-target he was.

    I can chalk up my almost entire college career to this similar scenario. A lot of white leftists telling me – because of my skin color, the people I date, and my sex (it was sex not gender then) – I would always be less than – within “the system.” Therefore it has to be smashed.

    They said someone like me was seen as inferior because of those scary guys named Bubba with their trucks and Confederate flags. My professors also said because of systemic white supremacy, I’d probably never amount to much. In addition, you can find on just about any college campus, charts and graphs (usually created by freshman who almost literally know nothing about life) displayed often showing that if you’re black you’ll probably need an abortion, will go to jail, be on welfare, and will never get ahead financially.

    If you’re biologically female (or now feminine identified) you’ll probably get raped and/or harassesed. You’ll probably need an abortion, unless you’re white and then you’re parents will pay for it rather than the taxpayers. Your bosses will likely be sexist males and you’ll always make less than your male counterparts at work.

    If you’re gay or bi or QRSTUV you’ll probably become an alcoholic or have to runaway from your bigoted parents. Random phobes will target you just for holding hands or dressing differently. You’ll probably commit suicide or at least contemplate it and you’ll need to go to special peer groups with rainbow flags on the doors so you can be “safe.”

    Want to know generally who taught me this again and again? White and straight (even if they claimed queer because they has one same-sex kiss in college) progressives. First at college and then in leftist politics. I was told to be afraid because the boogyman of bigotry was around every corner and I’d never make it – unless we smashed the patriarchy, white supremacy, now cis-supremacy. And unless I kept listening to them (you know the good kinds of whites telling me I’ll be nothing, rather than the bad whites who also tell me I’ll never amount to anything) I’d be lost.

    Cooper’s mindset didn’t come from participating in a culture she’s “not prepared for” but from a elitist culture over-saturating minority college kids (and progressive minorities) with grievance and resentment along with an ethos of fear and failure. Is it any wonder, from especially college educated minorities, that nonsense like Cooper’s comes bubbling out? And for all the complaints I see about her ideology of defeat, where are all these sensical anti-Marxists to show folks like Cooper another point of view?

    She’s saturated with a sense of resentment-based entitlement. How she and many of us get there is in part because of the many who prefer to complain and wonder how she got there, rather than go out and be a positive counter-point where it counts.

    “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” This is the mindset she immerses herself with. No wonder she’s pissed.

    • Nicely done, as always.

      I’m certain my (recorded) honors convocation speech on individual female empowerment based on thinking and doing for oneself and by it raising up society this year will piss off a large portion of the population you expose here.

      • OB the first part is a Biden quote & endemic of the unsaid attitude white progressives generally (and yes not always) have. It’s actually the way they think of people of color yet it’s clouded by platitudes. That they’re always poor and poor of course means less privileged, downtrodden and in need of progressive benevolence. Spending time around such a mindset can lead to a great deal of unchecked rage for some.

    • I remember passing a white woman and black man discussing being “woke.” She was basically explaining to him why he should be upset with the “white colonialist power structure” because it made his life harder. He seemed to be unaware of what a giant wounded victim-target he was.

      That woman sounded like Julius Streicher!

    • Mrs Q wrote: Cooper’s mindset didn’t come from participating in a culture she’s “not prepared for” but from a elitist culture over-saturating minority college kids (and progressive minorities) with grievance and resentment along with an ethos of fear and failure. Is it any wonder, from especially college educated minorities, that nonsense like Cooper’s comes bubbling out? And for all the complaints I see about her ideology of defeat, where are all these sensical anti-Marxists to show folks like Cooper another point of view?

      I wrote: What is *wrong* with this woman is that she and her people were forced to participate in a culture and a civilization for which they were not prepared. The very nature of the way & means by which they were brought to these lands set the tone, set the pattern, for everything that followed. To be robbed from your own social, cultural and even metaphysical milieu and forced to serve time in *the empire of the white man’s will* amounted to a fate that could call forth nothing but resistance. To resist, then, became the modus operandi: a mechanism of self-assertion. She embodies (in a rather large body I should say!) the essence of resistance. She is resistance. As long as blood flows through her, as long as she has Black Spirit (as she might say) she will — she must! — resist your imposition of your ’empire’ of culture, of history, of destiny, of meaning. If you think it through no one wants to live in the *empire* of someone else’s will or history or trajectory.

      You point out something important: that the Sixties movement of social radicalism is not as *organic* as it is said to have been. It is painted as a genuine social revolution rising out of the masses but the more that one looks at it, the more it seems to have been directed by specific persons, groups and agents.

      There is another way to look at the Sixties: as a top-down project in which certain elites in academia, in industry, in government, engineered a social revolution in order to wind up with what we have today: a Multi-Cultural Multi-Ethnic New America likely to follow the trends of California. A New Demographic requires a new vision of itself, and that vision is not the old ‘white vision’. Therefore, people like Cooper come on the scene to define a new way of being. You imply that to explain Cooper one can refer to those whites who encouraged her to adopt a radical stance of resistance. I think I can share this interpretation to a degree, because it is true to a degree. And one could also speak of the Jewish-Black alliance or the Jewish manipulation of Blacks to create a sort of radical wing in America. Now, there is talk of a Jewish-Gay alliance to bring out another wing of ‘resistance’ and opposition. These demonstrate aspects of social manipulation. But none of this explains the essential position of Blacks. That is, as a people ripped out of their own setting and context and forced to perform in a radically different setting for which they can be said to be unsuited.

      Really, I am sorry (sort of) to say things so directly, I know it offends certain sensibilities. But I am not the one to invent these ideas and perspectives. Many many Black activists have said as much. The Nation of Islam holds to this idea. For Blacks to be free and self-asserting involves their taking them self in hand: determining and molding their own fate. And part of that process is in resisting an imposed fate. It is something that functions viscerally, in the viscera. The thing is that Blacks in America did not ever have to fight their own battle. Their battle was fought for them. They were by-standers largely. And if what you point to is true it was the white hyper-liberal activist radical, and often a Jewish white activist, that stirred them up into a revolutionary falange.

      You could look at Cooper in the way you do. It would be an interpretation that makes a certain amount of sense. But it does not explain the full picture.

      There is no example of successful and prosperous black culture nor an African state that can be said to be successful. Black culture, left to itself, does not and likely cannot create such (at least not yet, not now). In this sense then when I said ‘unprepared’ I was referring to a real thing, not something made up. In the larger ‘trajectory’ of history white culture has imposed itself on African culture (colonization) and one does not need to elaborate on the forced participation in ‘the empire of the white man’s will’ by slavery.

      The so-called *liberation* of South Africa, which became the moral cause of people world-wide, and certainly a major *righteous* cause among liberal-radical Whites in the Occident, resulted in the modern state of South Africa. But as more time passes it because obvious that Black South Africans, having been given access to the state and control of it, cannot manage the state. South Africa sinks deeper and deeper as each day passes.

      I know that my meta-political and meta-social observations are hardly welcome here. Yet I am interested in your position in this. You appear among white ‘conservatives’ who rather desperately need someone who is both ‘of color’ and gay. They fall over them self to support your positions. But my question is do you really speak for the ‘black culture’ I refer to? The ‘Michael Browns’ of America: the submerged African American class that simply cannot get it together, cannot make it, cannot adopt nor perform in white American culture? There is a huge *problem* about black culture itself. And the reasons for this have to be seen and described, in my view. And do you speak for the new demographic of America? What about ‘cultural displacement’ and ‘dispossession’?

      . . . that nonsense like Cooper’s comes bubbling out?

      I look at these manifestations differently. But I try to do the same when I examine statements by, say, the Klan (as recently came up with some Dixie Klan group). Similarly, one has to examine critically all the assertions that are made here as well.

      • Alizia we will never agree about certain things related to race because we have very different backgrounds, desires, and whatever else. Though at points we at times agree, for example I concur that the 60’s had some purposeful cultural changes set forth by elites, that were sewn into that time with drugs and group-think. Yes sometimes you do point out when something race related or otherwise isn’t being seen by other comments. But as Jack says, even a clock is right twice a day.

        Blacks here don’t have some sort of racial adjustment disorder. Saying they can’t hack being here because they’re “not prepared” makes about as much sense as saying whites who have a hard time here is because they’re still on Native American soil. As far as how success is determined, by whom, and when, in the way you’re presenting it – sounds like regurgitated talking points someone else made dressed up in your pandering long-winded “I know better than you fools” Alizia speak. All peoples across history have times of peace and times of turmoil. That’s a human thing not a black thing.

        I speak for no one but myself. I have experiences that have to do with being a minority and those that don’t. What I know is someone like me can’t always get a platform to share my stories, studies, and ideas because of my minority designations combined with the fact that I don’t “go along.” In circles I’m such a traitor and uncle Tom that I have lost friends and have been called a proxy-racist by a beloved family member for not hating Trump or whites or men or guns. I speak as a woman who may be able to share something others may not know about or find interesting. I put my family’s safety on the line every time I post an article here under my name while living in Portland. I take the risk because I won’t be told what blogs I can read or what experiences I can share. I speak for those who are afraid to, not because I represent large and diverse groups but because I’ve been told I have to represent such groups and if I don’t I’m a self-hating bigot (I recommend Thomas Chatterton Williams for more on dissecting that line of thinking). Which is interesting since I spent 20+ years in active social justice – more than all my accusers combined.

        Of course assertions here should be examined. What kind of point is that to make. Bias apparently really does make us stupid.

        • Here is a quote from one of these leftists.

          White people are shaped by white supremacy to believe they are superior. When we walk into a store we are represented everywhere. The models and mannequins are mostly white. The products are marketed to white people primarily…and we live in the whitness bubble. We don’t consider what it’s like to be a little black girl who has to go to a special section of the store to find products that help her (haircare for example).

          Note that her very first example was about models and mannequins.

        • Of course assertions here should be examined. What kind of point is that to make. Bias apparently really does make us stupid.

          It is easy to make such a statement, while remaining within bias.

          The reason I make the assertion is because I often — very often — do not get the sense that it is understood as necessary. So, the point is in fact a very good one.

          As far as how success is determined, by whom, and when, in the way you’re presenting it – sounds like regurgitated talking points someone else made dressed up in your pandering long-winded “I know better than you fools” Alizia speak. All peoples across history have times of peace and times of turmoil. That’s a human thing not a black thing.

          All of our ideas are ‘regurgitated’, so I might echo back “What kind of point is that to make?”

          If you mean that I did not invent certain of the ideas that I work with, that is certainly true. So we have:

          regurgitated
          talking points
          dressed up
          pandering
          long-winded
          Alizia-speak

          If I did not know better I’d think your terms designed to insult me. You are certainly not the first!

          I just note that this is actual repeating of ‘talking points’ others employ. And that is OK. I don’t expect different. I just *note* it. It is actually better for me not to get *agreement* and to receive opposition and discord. I don’t team up with anyone because I want to maintain a completely independent position.

          Blacks here don’t have some sort of racial adjustment disorder. Saying they can’t hack being here because they’re “not prepared” makes about as much sense as saying whites who have a hard time here is because they’re still on Native American soil.

          I think that the things that I say & think, and the things we of a certain faction of a Dissident Right say and think, are very unpopular. I am very aware that they are thought to be *wrong-headed*.

          I did not use the term ‘racial adjustment disorder’. I expressed it very differently after having read a pretty large amount of writing by black authors on topics pertaining to what they describe as *the black experience in America*. Taken on the whole I do not believe that the black race in America shares the same desires as the white race, again taken on the whole. The problem arises when two very different races are forced to combine. These are different peoples, different *nations* if you wanted to use a biblical term. If what I suggest is true — if — it points to certain conclusions, or suggests certain things: true things that cannot be escaped because we are afraid to face them or because they make us uncomfortable (or sad, or depressed, or whatever).

          Alizia we will never agree about certain things related to race because we have very different backgrounds, desires, and whatever else.

          This is very true. I would also go on to include ‘objectives’.

          I speak for no one but myself. I have experiences that have to do with being a minority and those that don’t. What I know is someone like me can’t always get a platform to share my stories, studies, and ideas because of my minority designations combined with the fact that I don’t “go along.” In circles I’m such a traitor and uncle Tom that I have lost friends and have been called a proxy-racist by a beloved family member for not hating Trump or whites or men or guns.

          I can understand all of this. In my case, I am less concerned for the personal and subjective and much more focused on the impersonal and objective.

          • I have defended a few of your comments here and appreciate that you speak up here. I’m sorry I didn’t fully convey that in my comment.

            • Yes, I certainly recognize that — though you haven’t *liked* any post of mine for the longest time! (I say that with some drops of good-natured humor). And you did drop down to the level of insult (as many here have and do and when one does it the herd seems to join in).

              But did I insult you? (I didn’t).

              But more importantly you have not refuted any of the important points that I made in these recent posts. You did not really engage with them. You say that you speak only for yourself. That is a fair statement to make. But I do not speak just for myself. In fact I have read many Black activists who speak about the disempowerment of the essential African-American experience. That liberty and self-definition was not fought for, as a Yankee would fight for it. And I also speak for a rather wide percentage — a developing segment — among Whites. See Jared Taylor for example.

              Do you really think that black culture is destined to be compatible with white culture? Do you really see ‘integration’ as occurring successfully? Do you really think that I make no sense when I refer to ‘the dispossessed majority’ or the real and tangible — and continuing — anti-whiteness that will not abate? Do you actually think that Whites, as Whites, have no right — or what about obligation? — to turn away from multiculturalism as an immense American project and to turn back to a more strict identitarianism? Do I make any sense at all when I refer to what is happening now in South Africa?

              There are so many things to talk about, so many relevant things. Is it that the questions are too difficult?

            • “. . . I have defended a few of your comments here

              Yes, but only at 11:11 AM and then again at 11:11 PM.

              If we were to switch to a European time-mode I’d only get to be right once a day!

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