i am just a kitten and we’re only on unit 3 of history in kittengarten, but this probably seems a bit wrong to me.
if “a belief in one’s entitlement to freedom is a key component of white supremacy” then why did all the people who were slaves want freedom so much?
because unless our textbook is super wrong, i’m pretty sure they were not white supremacists!
i mean, there was a war and everything…
Do you think the people who write this stuff ever sit back and think, “I might be batshit crazy.”
Black American slaves were just black faces of white supremacy. I bet you thought Larry Elder was the only one!
I think writing idiotic editorials is white supremacy. Ha, so there - checkmate!
Reads exactly like Orwell's doublethink
I couldn't believe my eyes, so I headed over to ProQuest, where I can read the Post for free thanks to my library, and searched for this piece.
Friends, it is worse than I imagined. I think I should have stuck with the kittengarten screenshot. Then again, a search for the author of this opinion piece reveals that her Twitter, LinkedIn, and grad school bio seem to have been deleted. I almost feel bad for her at this point because what are the chances this white woman isn't canceled and consumed by her own (despite the fact that the rest of her piece parrots the party line instead of parodying it).
It is truly remarkable to watch the left turn freedom into a dirty word. I once heard Ron Paul speak, and someone asked, “Dr. Paul, why do you love freedom so much?” He said, “Well, because I hate slavery!”
That man is an American treasure.
Fun thought experiment....if racism is when one group is disproportionately affected by something...and black people are vaccinated at a lower rate than whites, then vaccine mandates and passports are racist and the 'anti racist' thing to do would be to fight them...like maybe with a protest against the government enacting them...
What an interesting pretzel shape Tyler Stovall twisted himself into! Do they not teach logic in college anymore?
A white woman in graduate school who exploits the struggle indigenous Amazonians for her personal profit and career advancement in her PhD project exploits the working class struggles in Canada to write silly nonsense about “white supremacy” in the newspaper to further advance her career in the loony world of modern academe. Do. I have that about right? Elites gonna elite, I guess. Get rid of the student loan racket, and this sort of nonsense stops. Defund the universities! (I am being serious)
See that, you non-whites? You don't believe, and never did believe, that you are entitled to be free! So you turned yourselves into slaves. It took white supremacist Abe Lincoln to force freedom on you. Don't you worry, tho. We white non-supremacists will set things right again. Now just shut up, mask up, take your jabs & get back inside!
They can’t win unless we are divided.
Democracy dies in darkness. Two sentences later....freedom is a key component of White supremacy.
Protesters in Vancouver were treated to a wonderful speech by Ms Anita Krishna, a Canadian of South Asian heritage. She spoke about being fired from one of our private news broadcasters for a blog that was sympathetic to the protesters. https://youtu.be/M3kWnV76kPk
Isnt that like racist?
What the actual F@&K am I reading right now?
They live in the world of the virtual reality, we live in the world of physical reality.
Their truth is information, story telling, and control.
Our truth is reflected by what is actually happening in the world .
We are connected to the physical world : nature and people .
They are connected to the virtual world
of ideas without connection to physical reality
Does anyone still read the WAPO? I mean other than in a National Enquirer kind of way?
I suppose one could postulate that freedom is a matter of White Supremacy it being an innate Right held to be supreme by White people but not others. Certainly in Africa when the British arrived, tribes people were the property of their Chief, enslavement of people from other tribes was widely practised and accepted. Same with the indigenous tribes of the Americas. In Asia the peasants were the property of a war-lord or land-lord and slavery was endemic. And, stupidly, it was the British who taught the supremacy of freedom over all else to the people in their Colonies… thus ensuring the Empire would end as people demanded what was theirs by supreme Right.
If “democracy dies in darkness”, it seems the Washington Post is trying damned hard to pull down the shades.
Do the people that write this WaPo shit think they are free? Perpetuating the false narrative is a form of enslavement. To the WaPo, NYTimes, LATimes and Bloomberg journalists I say: “being a whore to the message is not freedom.”
The Branch Covidians, they never stop, do they? Until eventually, perhaps years from now, they'll wake up and realize that for a decade their brains had simply been switched off.
So what exactly are the "health consequences to those around them"? For zillion-th time pls can somehow those idiots get it finally: the jabs DO NOT STOP TRANSMISSION, but rather accelerate it.
It is infuriating that journalists support restricting essential freedoms with false arguments.
The writer at the Washington Post needs to do some wider reading. The rights tradition to which s/he refers was indeed a western phenomenon, but it arose out of a much broader understanding of politics and a recognition of the perennial possibility of tyranny. The idea was to create a WHOLE SOCIETY which promoted maximum human flourishing - rights theorists understand perfectly well the problem of competing interests and the need to balance different human needs for the good of all.
But that's only one (yes, specifically cultural) articulation of the necessity of freedom. Hannah Arendt and Erich Fromm, having observed first-hand what happens when it's lost in 1930s' Germany, expressed it more in terms of human beings' innate capacity to respond to the world in which they find themselves. (see my own Substack).
Also, what the fuck does the WP think Black Americans were fighting for?
The left is great at diluting language and making it meaningless. The word “racist” no longer has meaning. Nice job leftists!
So all of the mixed race BLM "mostly peaceful" "protests" that were supposedly about being "free" from the oppression of violent police forces and "free" from inequality in big corporations etc weren't about freedom from all of that after all? WTH? I'm so confused. lol. I'm still shocked that I'm living in these insane times.
Jaw dropping, mind boggling insanity!
Holy Moses. The sad thing is, there are people who will believe this.
Even before Ferguson riots, George Soros was quoted as saying he would fund a radical black group to cause havoc and divide and destroy America. He funded the communist group BLM. He really never tries to hide what he is doing. Just as he supports the election of radical DA’s in major cities and releasing criminals from prison. Ever wonder why the FBI infiltrates so-called white supremacy groups and totally ignores what George Soros is doing to destroy this country?
It doesn't have to make sense anymore. You should go read Freddie De Boer's post today. We're suffering from "definitional" collapse: https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/we-are-experiencing-definitional?utm_source=url. I'll warn others on here. De Boer is a socialist (perhaps a communist--I haven't quite got my finger on it yet), but this why we need to stop using labels to shut people down. We all recognize the same problems. We just differ on how to solve them. But all people with some awareness have the same problem right now, and that is this twisting of semantics and definitions until up is down and dark is light.
Wow, just think of all the bad faith arguments one could make about the "consequences to public health" when arguing against abolition back on the day.
insanity has arrived, buckle up for the next instalment of bullshit
Be the c̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ white power that you wish to see in the world.
I simply don’t comprehend the world anymore. Maybe it’s always been filled with insanity and it’s only now apparent because of our digital technologies… but I am losing (maybe have lost) faith in humanity.
Apparently, believing men competing in women's sports is inherently unfair is also a manifestation of "white supremacy"...as well as misogyny, of course.
We live in a clown world.
We are living in a country where the normal levels of governmental overreach abound. But we are fortunate to be in a part of that country where the people choose to ignore what my grandma used to call “horsh”. For the past six weeks we have had an endless stream of around twenty people, old and young, coming and going, staying, not staying, eating, drinking, laughing, singing. Not a single reference to viruses, not a single mask in sight, and as El Gato knows in a Latino culture, very enthusiastic socialising.
Nobody died. Nobody even got sick. Nobody even worried about maybe getting sick. Everyone had already had a cold, the flu, some sniffles, or not, and carried on as usual.
La locura está por allá, no aquí.
It's either freedom or not. The word "entitlement" suggests some court process. Freedoms are not gifts, they're who we are. Inalienable.
freedom = whiteness... so does this mean that they think that black people should be slaves after all or that all of us should be slaves or that slaver is OK... what does this even mean? is this even real..
Pardon me for picking on the grammar here but “A belief in…” would make it a complete sentence and complete thought — still a stupid one, of course — but the WaPo piece seems to present us with a sentence fragment “The belief that one’s entitlement….” There is no predicate.
But if the media started telling the truth and writing it in, say, all lower case, I’d prefer it to this relentless effort to bend narratives and deny reality.
Ok, I spent a long time equivocating about wokeism while following it for a few years, but when I saw the normalization of obesity in Fat Studies and the claim that "nutritionism is white," I decided it was genocidal masquerading as a honey trap trojan horse (amongst other things, like taking the focus off corporatism and classes and dividing everyone). Now I think this medical fascism is mapping neatly over the wokeism. The corporations have totally embraced this wokeism as it doesn't threaten them. Witness the Amazon hammering of "Black is innovative"
"Black is remarkable" but not a fucking soul invents an oximeter that accurately tests oxygenation in people with darker skin and no public health official is yelling about low vitamin D in people with darker skin, which predicts death from covid. But faux empathy club Biden will appoint a black supreme court justice as a consolation prize for horrendous numbers of deaths in the black community. The leftist propaganda is getting really byzantine and twisted, like exponential Orwell.
This has its apotheosis in the Guardian. (My political compass test puts me at Emma Goldman
"no matter the public health consequences to those around them..." the unvaxxed by now should have died off-if the pandemic was so horrible! Vaxxed people are infecting other vaxxed people.
Most people are slaves to the Govt and society today. This comes in the form of debt-slaves and entitlements such as welfare.
Furthermore, the Civil War was NOT about ending slavery or compassion for black people. These people were just shuffled North to be slaves to the Industrial Age.
Thirdly, the US Govt was hell-bent on destroying the Native Americans before and after the Civil war. They gave them blankets infected with Smallpox (biological warfare) to steal their land. They killed off their food source (buffalo) to force them to the reservations.
History is repeating itself because people don't want to see themselves as slaves that empower evil.
Has anyone at the WaPo been to Portland, Seattle or San Francisco?
We are awash in buffoons.
Entitlement to freedom for everyone is a key component of ethical humanity.
Hatred is their weapon. Because unity could crush them. Nothing divides people more than race. So they’re baiting as usual. Don’t buy into it!
How fully indoctrinated in The Cause of The Glorious Progressive Revolution does one have to be to think "freedom" is a fringe, racist concept?
If, indeed, Tyler Stovall...whoever he/she/xi is....said that, it just proves what I have observed for decades:
"Some humans make better serfs than Free Men."
To better understand what is happening globally around us today, one only needs to read Fredrich Hyack's prescient tome, The Road to Serfdom. Warning: no pictures and many large words and complex, yet simple, concepts..
Let’s fix that by taking his white ass freedom of the press and speech away. I disagree with his sentiments so he should be put in jail forever. Let’s see how esoteric and righteous he sounds then.
No matter - obey, or you het horsed - because it's funny.
I've read all the comments here, and they are primarily tepid scoffing or shallow ridicule of the WaPo article. Not one gets to the heart of how & why the WaPo assertions are illogical, the flawed assumptions/ideologies behind it, nor recognition of the horrors it's inevitably leading to. Why is that?
It's because the left has groomed all of you. You believe in blank-slate equality in all things, civic nationalism, niceness, passivity, tone policing, legal immigration, nonconfrontation with evil, unlimited forgiveness, unlimited acceptance, force conflated with violence, nationalism conflated with nazism, peace and love, democracy, universalism, feelings as morality, “don't be divisive”, gnosticism disguised as Christianity, antiracism, ignorance of formal logical fallacies, etc. In short, you've unwittingly accepted the left's essential frame of reference. Civilizations are defeated from within. How else could it have gotten this bad over the last 70 years?
Your enemy is very happy with you, and soon she'll be taking total control. (BTW, don't expect me to offer a deconstruction or to respond to any replies, there's too much you don't know, more importantly, too much you refuse to know.)
Did nobody at the WaPo, with their layers and layers of fact-checkers and editors, not notice that the highlighted sentence is just flat out ungrammatical and doesn't scan?
"The belief [dependent clause: that one's entitlement to freedom is a key component of White supremacy]" ... what? The belief what? THERE'S NO VERB.
Our educational system in action, folks, right there.