high school used to be about figuring out how to get laid.
now it’s about wielding manufactured grievance like some sort of maoist cultural revolutionary.
the woke ideology has fractured identity and sexuality, prevent their sound development and sublimating them into the pursuit of intersectional dogmatism and orthodoxy. it has made that which should be internal into something external. this is how independence becomes subjugation. this is how one turns a human into a tool of state.
deprived of and alienated from the traditional waypoints of self-reference and weaned on too much structure and a crushing need for approval and validation, these kids were wide open for indoctrination into something that made them feel like they belonged and offered them claims to virtue.
when it then offered them power to wield as well, they gleefully became little eichmans, finding strength in numbers and in homogeneity of belief, it set them off imposing literal maoist struggle sessions upon any who disagreed with the moral certitude of spanish grand inquisitors meting out auto de fé.
that’s just the sort of life raft a human of sufficient insecurity will desperately cling to. then they will tell themselves a story about how they are heroes for having done so and all others villains for having questioned it.
our children, as were the children of the 1930’s in italy and germany and russia (and even the US), have been weaponized into the shock troops and omnipresent snitches and tattletales of totalitarian fascist movements. instead of turning in your parents for shopping at a non-blue eagle store, now you turn in your teachers for daring to question absurdist orthodoxies of division that serve only to separate and indoctrinate. it’s textbook mao.
this is as unfair and brutal to them as it is pernicious for the rest of us, but now, just as then, this ideology carries the myth of justice and righteousness within it. this is how you get people to feel like they are the good guys for rounding up the intellectuals and marching them barefoot to the countryside to be worked to death on re-education camps.
what’s going on in schools right now is how that starts.
on behalf of all of us, I apologize kids.
we nerfed your world and left you alone to be preyed upon by vicious ideologues you were not equipped to fend off. we let them teach you that tyranny of the other side is pluralism and submission to doctrine is intellectual bravery. we fed you to the marxists and they ate you whole and spit you out as something both broken and self-righteous.
this is a BAD combo. it amounts to severe mental illness and while we care about you, we cannot feed the world to you and your madness. we cannot make you feel better by pretending to hear the voices too. you’re going to have to snap out of this and we’re going to have to make you.
you will, doubtless, howl about oppression and how we will not allow you to be you and your authentic selves and whatever other defensive drivel has been pounded into your heads to help you rationalize being precisely that which you purport to hate, but before you do, stop and ask yourself this:
isn’t that precisely what you have been demanding of everyone else? your way or the highway? cringing obeisance to your ideological diktat under threat of massed group attacks to destroy lives and livelihoods?
you are not standing on the moral high ground. you’re the bad guys. you’re the brownshirts and like them, you got tricked into thinking you were the good guys.
the kids are always the nastiest victims of the totalitarians.
you’re in for a rough ride.
i hope you can forgive us.
most of us meant well.
«Members of the BDM later recalled that they welcomed the extra power they had over their parents. Hedwig Ertl recalled: "As a young person, you were taken seriously. You did things which were important... Your dependence on your parents was reduced, because all the time it was your work for the Hitler Youth that came first, and your parents came second... All the time you were kept busy and interested, and you really believed you had to change the world."»
yes, I posted my comment on one your links, the woke one, but it should have gone here really.
have your bad cat fingers pried open Eric Hoffer's 'The True Believer' 'thoughts on the nature of mass movements' published in 1951? I only started it this morning and already mind blown. Describes what is happening right now so well.
just as a teaser...
The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready is he to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause."
that's it, the whole chapter.
A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind of his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.
This minding of other people's business expresses itself in gossip, snooping and meddling. and also in feverish interest in communal, national and racial affairs. In running away from ourselves we either fall on our neighbour's shoulder or fly at his throat."
A rough ride indeed. Tragically, they have no idea, which will make it all the more devastating once the potholes and cliffs begin to bite.
One question: How did we so benignly and willingly allow the corruption to take control every single important institution that made this the uniquely great nation it became? Government and every instrument of power it controls. Education. Free Press. Healthcare. Even much of free enterprise. We just didn’t pay attention.
I wish you'd omitted the first sentence. It's the main reason I don't want to forward this widely, because that's NOT what high school is about.
Godlessness. Remove the divine sovereignty from education and fail to teach the law cause-and-effect, and then zero male leadership in the home, Or fatherlessness all together...boom, result
Ted Wheeler already found out you can't control the Red Guard. Sounds like these teachers are learning the same lesson. How many more people have to live it before they will speak out?
the root is cultural marxism, hiding behind the soft sounding theme of "post modernism". the object like amo, lenin, and ho used is to convince them that post modern insists the old regime is evil.
the easily mislead become easily offended.
understands their object is no less than a bezos friendly red guard assault on the republic..... who who cares nothing for the frankfurt school brand of authoritarian marxism
Ever read "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang?
Just like this. Kids were biggest drivers of the Red Guard movement.