News of the Week (April 11th, 2021)

 

News of the Week for April 11th, 2021


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Four Legs BIPOC; Two Legs White?

     “Social Justice” has advanced in all its systemic privilege and systemic power to outright say that the mere existence of Whites as students who contribute to a schools “total whiteness” score is inherently bad and that denying students admission because they are White is a laudable “justice” goal. The veritable Christopher Rufo yet again shows this “Animal Farm” thinking:

     BIPOC:White::Four Legs Good:Two Legs Bad

     Aside from the fact that the law in the United States (and the rest of the Anglo-sphere) is based on Common Law that was developed by…Whites so White they were literally Anglo-Saxons, the idea that that legal inheritance can be improved or harmed by the mere color of a law student’s skin is and ought to be repugnant not just morally but to the very essence of the law.

     And they will destroy anything and everything, including academic integrity, in order eliminate “excess whiteness”.

     When “justice” becomes qualified by the word “racial” or “social”, it isn’t.


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Quick Takes – Woke Segregation: College Orientations; Coffee Klatches; Mandatory Racial Bias Training

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

Wouldn’t want to subject the “BIPOC” to what those icky gringo honky crackers deserve, amirite?

“Lewis & Clark enlisted a Portland-based ‘social justice activism’ group to run a mandatory orientation workshop Aug. 29 where, in the name of providing ‘safe spaces’ for discussion, students were required to choose whether they most identified as one of three options: ‘Black,’ ‘Indigenous, Person of Color,’ or ‘White.’ Students were then divided by race into different virtual Zoom breakout rooms for separate educational experiences, unlawfully limiting their ability within the program to engage with students of different races.”

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Denying the Existence of Biological Sex is Now Mainstream

     The sympathetic magic that is transgender ideology necessarily involves denying basic biological reality, including by denying a word’s meaning and denying the meaning of words. The conflation of “gender identity” and biological sex was but the first step in denying the biological reality of biological sex has been noted and debunked both by your humble author and others, but people continue to deny  scientific reality.  This craziness has gone mainstream to the point where the “mainstream media” is now openly saying that “biological sex” is not only a disputed term but scientifically questionable as to its very existence!

“Though the two executive orders signed by [South Dakota Governor Kristi] Noem do not explicitly mention transgender athletes, they reference the supposed harms of the participation of ‘males’ in women’s athletics — an echo of the transphobic claim, cited in other similar legislative initiatives, that transgender women are not women. The orders also reference ‘biological sex,’ a disputed term that refers to the sex as listed on students’ original birth certificates.

“It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and for some people, the sex listed on their original birth certificate is a misleading way of describing the body they have.

“While sex is a category that refers broadly to physiology, a person’s gender is an innate sense of identity. The factors that go into determining the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate may include anatomy, genetics and hormones, and there is broad natural variation in each of these categories. For this reason, the language of ‘biological sex,’ as used in this legislation, can be overly simplistic and misleading.”

     Many have taken to scufaw at CNN for denying that biological sex is real but at best only disputed.   It is crazy they say, to deny the obvious. But increasingly, across businesses, schools, and even scientific journals, the accouterments of science are being used to, in a mix of truth and lies, force science through the ideological lens of “gender”.

     But when this sentiment has gone mainstream, it is important to review objective biological reality and understand the gaslighting, deception, and obfuscation of the truth going on.

     This is like saying “What are birds? We just don’t know”.

     Even vaunted scientific journals are declaring that biological sex is so complex that it is all an intricate spectrum, with near infinite varieties such that we should not even try to categorize people according to sex, but rather use “gender identity” that is both an essential aspect and a social construct concomitantly.

     It is obvious to anyone not indoctrinated to notice that we are a biologically dimorphic species with physical and actual physiological differences that are both acute and so statistically noticeable to become manifest to anyone who does not filter reality through a gender-ideological lens. But under the guise of “science” this ideology distorts and obfuscates reality—deconstructing it and then reconstructing it like it was some magical spell.

     They insist that there are a plethora of metrics concerning biological sex and it is a result of intersectional axes of various aspects such as genitalia, chromosomal sex, hormonal sex, neurological sex, behavioral sex, &c.—all of which are on its own “spectrum”—and how not all of these always line up into a manichean perfect binary. They present it as if there is no correlation between of of this; that “spectrum” of near infinite seeming combinations is a dishonest characterization and a “false dilemma” fallacy.

     The truth of the matter is that humans develop into two basic forms: Male and female. Even with bonafide medical conditions, including intersex individuals, these two forms are the default functional norm. That these separate axes of sex are strongly correlated suggests causation, which is born out by objective scientific inquiry and consistent with what humans understood at the onset of our species, and which all sexually dimorphic species in the animal kingdom instinctively act upon as well.

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Woke Medicine in Vermont: Wrong Race? No Vaccine For You!

     Declaring “racism” to be a public health crisis, with “racism” as a “disease” to be cured by “woke medicine” seemed at best to be rhetorical flourish. It has already been noted earlier that the pseudo-logic of this would require racial discrimination in healthcare including denying the vaccine to people of the “incorrect” race in order to priorities those of “correct” races; this is now actually happening under the Republican Governor of Vermont:

Meanwhile… in Vermont.

     Prioritizing people based on race per se, and not even a medical need that may correlate with one race or another, is repugnant to equality under the law. But this is the logical outcome of “social justice” as applied to medicine: Everyone has a “right” to medicine, but some will have more of a “right” than others.

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Texas vs. Critical Race Theory

     More and more states are introducing legislation to ban Critical Race Theory indoctrination.   Now, a bill has been introduced in Texas to ban it as well. The key passage in HB 4093 reads as follows:

(5) No teacher, administrator, or other employee in any state agency, school district, campus, open-enrollment charter school, or school administration shall be required to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of race or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of race or sex.

(6) No teacher, administrator, or other employee in any state agency, school district, campus, open-enrollment charter school, or school administration shall shall require, or make part of a course the following concepts: (1) one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex; (2) an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously; (3) an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex; (4) members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex; (5) an individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by his or her race or sex; (6) an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex; (7) any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex; or (8) meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by a members of a particular race to oppress members of another race.

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News of the Week (April 4th, 2021)

 

News of the Week for April 4th, 2021


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Systemic Privilege of the Oppressed in San Francisco

     There is no greater continuing example of the failure of public schooling than the San Francisco School Board. They’ve already denied people a spot on a parent advisory committee because of their race and sex (which is illegal), fighting “racist” acronyms, declare Abraham Lincoln to be an oppressor of Blacks, and incompetently rename schools based on idiocy and ignorance.

     Now, the San Francisco School Board ended merit-based admissions of lack of diversity.   Why, because meritocracy is considered to be racist. However, this lack of diversity isn’t due to too many White students, but of too many students who are racially Asian. Apparently the only way students of Asian decent can “get ahead” in a “racist system” is to use “White Supremacist thinking” and presumably using their “White adjacent” status. Board member Alison Collins was caught saying the quite part out-load in a series of old tweets (which of course includes her pronouns), demonstrating her prejudiced bias.

     The outrage was so great, that the San Fransisco school board and removed her title as Vice-Chair of the board and her seat on committees… at least until this all dies down.

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Critical Race Theory vs. North Carolina

     Yes, even in the South, Critical Race Theory rears its ugly head, now in North Carolina’s largest school district. Again, the veritable Christopher Rufo has primary documents of the indoctrination, including the call for teachers to “subvert parents”.

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Defining The Term: “Transgender Child”

     The Left is fond of playing “Humpty Dumpty” with words, including appropriating words used to describe one thing and applying it to another and then exploiting that ambiguity.   In general, such ambiguity can allow for a “Motte & Bailey” fallacy to trick people during discussions or debates.   And sometimes, two plus two must equal either three or five, or sometimes both at the same time; this is the case when they use the term “transgender child”.

“Sometimes, this term refers to a child who does not conform to sex-based stereotypes. Instead of leaving said child alone to experiment with toys and outfits as is only natural for children to do, the users of this term prefer to project an adult ideology onto him or her, then confuse him or her by saying that he or she really is the opposite sex.

“Other times, ‘transgender child’ refers to a gender-dysphoric young person — that is, a child who has clinically significant feelings of distress associated with his or her sexed body. In that case, instead of loving and accepting that child as he or she truly is, and providing him or her with safe and ethical psychological and emotional support, the users of this term prefer to set him or her on a pathway to irreversible harm at an age when he or she cannot possibly consent to permanent medical and surgical changes.”

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