There is an essential read by Steve Sailer at Taki’s Magazine from a week ago which might well explain the cultural and political landscape better than anything else you’ve seen in recent vintage. It’s entitled “A Half Century of Amnesia,” and you should take the time to have a look.
Sailer makes several important points, which could very easily be lost to readers not courageous enough to wade through obvious, though perhaps politically incorrect, facts, in recognizing the current cultural atmosphere which has not only given us Donald Trump in the White House but an apparent brewing sea change in the culture which the academic and media-elite Left simply isn’t recognizing (Caitlan Flanagan’s surprising piece on Jordan Peterson’s growing celebrity at the Atlantic notwithstanding). Chief among those is Sailer’s central point; namely that the Left has declared war on straight American white people for decades — and there is a natural price to pay for that hostility.
How enlightened, how sensitive these faithful must be to voluntarily enjoy having their sins denounced!
John McWhorter examines the religious nature of racial “wokeness” in an insightful essay published in The American Interest, and finds it bears some resemblances to the Christian worldview, albeit without the hope of redemption or forgiveness.
“The parallels with Christianity are almost uncannily rich,” he writes. “White privilege is the secular white person’s Original Sin, present at birth and ultimately ineradicable. One does one’s penance by endlessly attesting to this privilege in hope of some kind of forgiveness.”
The religion of social justice and wokeness is stern, however, with little hope of redemption, love or reconciliation.
So I shouldn’t be surprised that the equity warriors at Social Justice U don’t want the spotlight cast on their three days of white-shaming, otherwise known as Canada’s first White Privilege Conference.
White privilege and an exploration of uncomfortable truths
Are white people accorded extra benefits in Western societies simply because of the colour of their skin? Scholars taking part in Canada’s first white privilege conference weigh in on the subject and the ways in which it shapes our world.
From the geniuses that brought us the “Free cup of coffee exclusively for people of color” coupon, comes an even greater turnaround. Starbucks is quickly going from a racist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamaphobic, whatever-else-phobic, into a well-respected coffee shop that caters to those of any other race but white.
It seems organizers of the upcoming White Privilege conference at Ryerson/Social Justice U are not merely content to convince adults that white people are worthy of contempt.
They are also offering a special one-day boot camp for students as young as 11 where they will be coached (indoctrinated) on how to “dismantle white supremacy, white privilege and other forms of oppression.”
‘I think the message itself is inappropriate because yes there is racism out here, and they need to learn about it. But let the parents do that,’ Pabon told WTVD. ‘Because like I said, if she’s teaching him the way she knows, it could be completely different from the way I know. And me being part of the black community, I know different from how the white community sees it.‘
According to an event description, students in a 90-minute training session will learn about ways American Christians receive things they don’t deserve and are not worthy of getting: “How do we…acknowledge that Christians receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country?”
Canada is not a racist country, and most Canadians are not racist people. It’s strange that this even needs to be said, but given the rise of divisive identity politics and ugly race-baiting in the news these days, it’s worth stating and restating.