by Ed Brodow
The American Left has morphed into our newest religion. With frightening similarities to Islam, the religion of the Left “is an authoritarian movement that wants total compliance with its dictates,” says Daniel Greenfield, journalism fellow at the Freedom Center, “with severe punishments for those who disobey.”
In my new book, “Tyranny of the Minority,” I warn that “a Hillary Clinton victory might have placed us closer to a political inquisition in which conservatives would be given the chance to confess and recant. In that scenario, unrepentant conservatives would be deported.”
Is that so far-fetched? I don’t think so. Why? Because an inquisition aimed at white people is already underway.
The Jan. 5, 2018, Tucker Carlson show on Fox News, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” reported that eighth-graders in West Bend, Wisconsin, were given “a privilege test that identified them for being white or rich or having an intact family.” This is common in schools across the country, Carlson reported. School officials in West Bend argued that privilege education is important to “enable the students to succeed in their careers.”
The officials failed to explain how shaming kids who are 12 and 13 years old will constitute a career booster. “For a lot of children,” said one parent, “they don’t even understand what most of it means.”
“If I walked up to a 13-year-old on the street and started asking these questions, I’d be put in the back of a squad car,” said another parent.
Carlson challenged the idea that all people of one race are empowered and all people of another race are not. Calling the privilege test “cruel,” he said it shames some kids as being “bad” for things they can’t control. “How is this compassionate,” Tucker asked, “to single out little kids to make them feel bad about their race or their family situation? Why would they do this to children?”
Tucker’s question was answered by his guest, a liberal psychologist. It is difficult to teach history, she alleged, without talking about privilege. People must recognize what kind of privilege they have in society, she explained, “perhaps white, perhaps male.” Positions of privilege “when they are abused can lead to horrible crimes committed [against] humanity.”
Students must be taught to admit their privilege and not to “abuse” it as “they move forward in their lives,” she continued. “Otherwise we are going to raise little boys who end up becoming producers and executives at large movie studios who end up committing crimes against women like rape.”
So if 12-year-olds don’t confess their privilege, they will all grow up to be sexual predators? This individual is admitting that the latest rash of sexual abuse allegations is part of the campaign to demonize all white males.
The school in West Bend is brainwashing adolescent children to confess they are flawed if they happen to be white and male. If this is not an inquisition — what is? The privilege test is a manifestation of the Left’s attempt to promote its racist/sexist concepts of “white privilege” and “toxic masculinity.” It is a species of identity politics described by Scott Greer in “No Campus for White Men” as “bordering on an outright hatred for white people, especially white men.”
“The Left,” says author Ben Shapiro, “wants to portray America as ‘an incurable mass of bigoted whites.'”
One of the most popular forms of anti-white discrimination is the “indoctrination” forced by many colleges on white freshmen. The purpose, says Greer, is to make whites feel badly about their skin color. Whites should “sit down, shut up, and allow their moral superiors to berate them.” An example is the “whiteness” conference at the University of Michigan, designed to help white students recognize their alleged privilege.
A “whiteness” conference at the University of Michigan is designed to help white students recognize their alleged privilege.
This surrender by academia to identity politics is an insult to every American, including nonwhites.
The New York Post exposed the Bank Street School, an elite private school in Manhattan that is teaching white students as young as six years old that “they’re born racist and should feel guilty about benefiting from white privilege,” while their black peers are “taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges.” White parents have complained about how their children are taught to think that systemic racism still exists, that they are part of the problem — and that “any success they achieve is unearned.”
Parents are upset that the school “deliberately instills in white children a strong sense of guilt about their race.” A six-year-old came home in tears, saying, “I’m a bad person.” This is nothing short of disgusting.
The idea that white people are inherently flawed is absurd on its face. The value system that has made the U.S successful as a nation is an achievement of white people, especially white men. White men founded our republic. White men gave their lives to end slavery. Today, whites are largely responsible for the day-to-day commerce of this country. Many black teenagers hold themselves back, in contrast, by deliberately rejecting the values on which this country was founded. Self-destructive behavior by many — not white privilege — is ruining the lives of millions.
The payoff for the Left’s diversity and multicultural agenda is stoking racial discord. Minority special-interest groups are using the banners of “equality,” “diversity,” and “social justice” as a power grab. The intention is to impose their agenda on the white majority. It is a fight for equality only in the Orwellian sense. “All animals are equal,” George Orwell wrote in “Animal Farm,” “but some animals are more equal than others.” We are observing a grab for power by vocal minority groups that want to be more equal than others. Look out. If they succeed, they will institutionalize the inquisition.
Ed Brodow is a political commentator, negotiation expert, and author of “Tyranny of the Minority: How the Left is Destroying America.”
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