Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn recounted in “The Gulag Archipelago” of an audience applauding Josef Stalin who kept on applauding for over ten minutes to the point where some people’s hands started bleeding, until one brave person became the first to stop and earning an arrest for doing so.
What does this have to do with the 21st century?
Sadly, increasingly quite a lot.
With anti-racist training, meetings, and modern day struggle sessions becoming more common, those who don’t show sufficient enthusiasm, as with the “Stalin clapping test” above will find themselves the target of a purge, like a NYC professor who is facing job termination for “resting her eyes” during an “anti-racist meeting”.
“Nearly 2,000 people called for the termination of a New York City professor after she reportedly fell asleep during an anti-racist meeting held on Zoom.
“Patricia Simon, a theater arts associate professor at Marymount Manhattan College, is facing requests for her removal after a June 29 Zoom meeting to discuss the adoption of an “anti-racist framework.”
“The Change.org petition reached 1,902 supporters before being closed.”
This is the Stalin Clapping test of the year 2020.
“Scots share mixed reactions to ‘Clap for Nicola Sturgeon’ event organised for First Minister’s 50th birthday
“More than 3,000 people have pledged to take part so far – with a further 12,000 ‘interested’.”
But just make sure that you don’t clap as part of a play the Scottish government deems politically incorrect.
The Scottish government's "Hate Crime and Order Bill" is genuinely chilling.
Note in particular the section on the "public performance of a play".
— andrewdoyle_com (@andrewdoyle_com) July 20, 2020
The full introduced bill can be read below.