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Some of you read the title and thought, “Surely you jest.”
It looks like we have underestimated the mental gymnastics capabilities on the left yet again. There must be free training available inside all those safe spaces!
The idea that you can judge someone you don’t know by their skin color, age, or clothing is exactly the kind of biased thinking the left says we should avoid. In fact, they have been trying to instill unconscious bias training (which is a legitimate scam that costs thousands and is proven to NOT work) in every workplace and school they can get their idiotic leftist hands on.
It’s how you know you’re super-woke. Not only are you supposed to declare your white guilt, but you subject yourself to unconscious or implicit bias training so even your dreams and your inner Jiminy Cricket can feel guilt.
Except you can’t control your subconscious thoughts. And what kind of narcissistic fruitcake thinks they SHOULD control people’s subconscious thoughts? You don’t need to answer that; the Left has clearly shown that the answer is nearly anyone on the Left with a real or perceived modicum of power.
Not only does implicit bias training not work, but it can actually cause MORE prejudice and discrimination in people who are forced to take it. So go ahead with your pyramid scheme. Maybe one day the people who pay for it will have an epiphany and realize the sheeple they are.
But while the Left is trying to actively reprogram the population to not judge others with preconceived notions, perhaps they can explain why we’re supposed to see Bernie Sanders in his mittens and puffy parka and instantly think white privilege.
To be fair, it’s not everyone on the left who has this absurd view of life. Lucky for us, Ingrid Seyer-Ochi does and she wrote all about it in this opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle. Doubly lucky, she’s a public high school teacher who feels the need to help her students identify such offenses on a daily basis.
“What did they see? They saw a white man in a puffy jacket and huge mittens, distant not only in his social distancing but in his demeanor and attire. What did I see? What did I think my students should see? A wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens.”
“I don’t know many poor, or working-class, or female, or struggling-to-be-taken-seriously folk who would show up at the inauguration of our 46th president dressed like Bernie.”
Seyer-Ochi also had her students analyze images from the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. She instructed her students, “This is white supremacy, this is white privilege. It can be hard to pinpoint, but when we see, it, we know it.”
Apparently, she doesn’t know her ass from her elbow.
Fortunately many on the internet disagree with her, but we have no way of knowing how many of those are leftists or if people on the left are sitting home adding “mittens” to their white privilege bingo cards. Mark it under the list of things that are inherently white; like milk, sandwiches, math, punctuality, and a nuclear family structure.
No, it’s not racist to say blacks and other ethnic minorities are incapable of these things. It’s called woke. It’s time to get a new dictionary, people!
A dictionary that has no clear definitions in it, one that is ever-changing. It should probably be an online dictionary…
Oy vey. The Left is exhausting.
If you want to pick on Bernie Sanders for something, maybe focus on the fact that he’s a millionaire who owns three homes while he’s selling socialism to the youth of America. Maybe ask why he switched from condemning millionaires when he became one and now only targets billionaires, or how he managed to become a millionaire on his $100,000 per year Congressional salary in the first place.
There are plenty of things we could hold Bernie to task for, but wearing mittens just ain’t it.
This is why I can’t take the Left seriously. Liberals live in a psych ward and invent a new reality every day. Progressives are trying to burn down the psych ward while they’re still locked inside. They’re all a little insane. Or a lot insane.
I’m actually hoping someone makes mittens that say “white privilege” across the palm, so I can don them with my American flag hat and thin blue stripe sneakers and confuse the hell out of people when I go out.
Black woman, wrong gear, brains short-circuiting in the streets.
Maybe they’ll assume I’m displaying that multi-ethnic whiteness. I’m fairly sure of it.
But perhaps some leftists will see it and realize that all of their judgments, labels, and preconceived notions about blacks, whites, and white supremacy are a complete joke. The entire concept of “woke” is a joke. Please actually wake up, because every time I think the Left can’t come up with anything dumber, something like this happens and my hope for humanity slides a little further downhill.