Guest Post by Null Pointer
[The University of Washington featured this head-exploding essay by an anti-white bigot named Andre Lawes Menchavez. Do remember his name, and if he presents his credentials to you for employment, do make sure he explains why you shouldn’t toss him right out the door. Among the offensive quotes: “Whites will continue to do what whites have always done in our history –– create carnage at the expense of minority communities in order to obtain their own selfish desires.” That’s per se racism. That’s what the University of Washington is indoctrinating its students to believe. Any guess where this, multiplied all over the nation in thousands of colleges and universities, inevitably leads? In truth, you shouldn’t have to guess.
It’s ironic that this post, in response to Michael Ejercito’s request for comments on the piece in the last Open Forum, is Guest Post worthy: my flip response to Michael’s question was that it wasn’t worth the time or energy to rebut. Then Null Pointer proved me wrong—JM]
I don’t get the sense that any of the words came from the author. It is all pure Critical Race Theory, almost verbatim. He sounds like a deeply unhappy person who has consumed large quantities of propaganda. I don’t really know where to start analyzing this, so I’m just going to ramble and hope something smart comes out.
All of the articles I read in this vein seem to be written by people with a completely external locus of control. The individuals seem to think they ought to be able to dictate to everyone else what they can think, say and do, and because they cannot, the world is a horrible place with everyone out to get them. Nothing that happens to them is the result of their own actions, but they want to be made some sort of god who can control everyone who doesn’t think and feel exactly as they do about everything.
If you go through life thinking that the only way you will ever have control over your own life is if you can control everyone else’s life as well, then I would guess you would always feel pretty powerless and unimportant. I pity these people for their misery, and resent them for trying to blame their problems on everyone else.
Trying to understand their thinking is very difficult for me, for several reasons.
First, they are very offensive in their rhetoric, which makes me want to dismiss them as assholes. They are assholes in many ways, but they are also deeply unhappy, and need and deserve help if they want it. Just not the help they think they need.
Second, I was always taught by my parents to take responsibility for my own actions, that life isn’t fair, and that if I wanted my life to improve then I needed to do that for myself. The way these people think is alien and bizarre to me. I have a very hard time putting myself in their shoes, and feel a distinct urge to tell them to stop whining about how unfair life is. The only person who you have any control over is yourself, and wishing otherwise is pointless waste of time and energy. I try to remind myself that not everyone was taught these things as children, and that it can be hard to relearn a way of thinking that is deeply ingrained.
Third, their assumption that they have any right to dictate how others can think, feel or behave is deeply repugnant to me. I really cannot find any way to get myself around this one. To me it is almost like modern leftism is a religion that has replaced the biblical god with the god of self. These people truly seem to think that they are the center of the universe and everyone in their universe is obligated to kowtow to their thoughts and feelings. It is the mindset of a child. A rather young child. A toddler screaming in the checkout lane who wants some candy that their parents refuse to buy, throwing themselves on the floor yelling “that’s not fair!” My mother had a saying for those situations: “Wish in one hand and shit in the other. See which one fills up the fastest.” I don’t know what else to tell these people.
Understanding people who think like this is important, particularly because the number of people who seem to think this way seems to be increasing exponentially. You cannot reach people you don’t understand. You have to understand these people to understand the cultural forces that are shaping them, and pushing them to prominence.
I think some of the problems stem from social media, which retrains young people’s brains to rely on the number of “likes” they get for a tweet, post or video to determine the morality and ethics of a statement or action. The algorithms behind those likes can manipulate the compass wherever someone wants it to point. It is a form of social engineering with invisible hands and invisible footprints. Media, academia, entertainment and sports wrap the moral compass up in a pretty package and reflect it back at the “like” count. To a young, naive or gullible person, the like count looks real, but it isn’t. It’s all an illusion created by powerful people with goals that don’t match the propaganda. When real life doesn’t match the “like” count, cognitive dissonance takes over, and the person starts trying to force it to match.
The people behind the algorithms currently seem to want to inflame racial tensions, burn down major cities, and impose some sort of communo-fascist totalitarianism on the country, and the world. It is frightening.