Life as a social justice warrior

Can you imagine living the life of a social justice warrior? imagine that your every breath is drawn in a state of anger and you are constantly offended by the most meaningless words or gestures.

Every single morning you wake up and you brace yourself for the battles that you think you must fight. Some of your biggest skirmishes are are against words. You fight hard to eliminate these words from everyday usage. Every moment of your day is spent in a state of readiness to do combat because at any moment some word could trigger you and send you dashing for a safe space where you do not have to hear the offensive expression.

Often times the words that offend are words that have been in use since the beginning of time. If there is no safe space to run to, then as a social justice warrior you feel the need to lash out at the perpetrator guilty of speaking the unapproved locution. What must it be like to roam college campuses in search of forbidden opinions, and trying to police the speech of others?

These are some of the most obnoxious self righteous people that you will ever come across in your life. They show up at private events with the express purpose of implementing the heckler’s veto, interupting others from even discussing opposing points of view.

SJWs are constantantly organizing protests and boycotts. One can only imagine how tedious it must be to live life denying basic truths like the fact that a man is a man, a woman is a woman and neither can be the other, then pretending that you are truly offended some do not share their views. To follow through on their denial, SJWs then go to extremes to prove that they really believe the lies that they tell themselves everyday.

Showing dedication to their cause, many social justice warriors willingly cut themselves off from their families who do not share their political views, and they have no problem ruining a good thanksgiving or Christmas meal with their politics. They will unfriend themselves on facebook from someone they have known since childhood because the friend expressed solidarity with Trump or his policies. They then wallow in their smugness with a feeling of superiority, convinced of their own virtue.

This bunch is always on the warpath and they are incapable of exercising the same tolerance that they demand of others. They are angry, hostile, petulant, offensive, aggressive, belligerent, insultive, and confrontational even as they castigate others for daring to have an opinion that is different from their own. Their lack of self awareness is unparalleled, and hey seem to think that their view of the world is the only outlook that matters. As far as they are concerned they have the right, through the use of intimidatory tactics to try and dissuade others from disagreeing with them. 

One can only imagine that this must be a life that is absent of any joy or fulfillment. 

Because almost everything offends the social justice warrior they never have time to savor any of the blessings in their lives because they are always preoccupied with the the next battle. How tiresome must that be? 

For those who don’t not live their lives preoccupied with looking for things to be offended about, the life of a social justice warrior is soul destroying, but the social justice warrior finds meaning in his misery. She is convinced that her cause is just, and perhaps it is that self assured attitude above all that makes her dangerous. 

Because they regard themselves as the final authority on what words mean, they can arbitrarily switch the meaning of them to mean whatever they want them to mean. When that happens they can then justify their behavior in response to these words. In this world of “words are whatever I deem them to be” anything goes. They tar and feather opponents for wrong doing and no proof is ever necessary. They then justify their despicable behavior by convincing themselves they are fighting evil. Feeling justified, they wage unrelenting efforts to end people’s careers, shame some, ostracize others, physically try to intimidate yet more, and even violently attack people whose only crime is that they said something offensive or hold the wrong political opinion. 

Visitors from the past

Imagine if Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Dubois, Harriet Tubman and other black freedom fighters, civil rights leaders and educators from from the past were to somehow transmit themselves in to 21st Century America.

They were informed about Barrack Obama, Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and other black Americans who are in, or have been in positions of power and influence all across the country.

They find out about the major cities that are dominated and run by black Americans and they can’t believe it. They look at the military where blacks are respected and have an equal chance of climbing the Military ranks and it brings a smile to their face. Imagine their surprise when these honorable people find out that a black four star general is in charge of the U.S. Military and international forces in the strategic contingency theater of Korea.

In addition to all of this they learn about affirmative action, and all of the programs that many well intentioned politicians and others have put in place to help lift black people out of poverty and in the effort move them forward.

As these stalwarts of history continue to learn about the modern world, they learn about Brown vs Board of education. They learn that the KKK has been neutered and holds no political sway in the country. Everyone of them is pleased to know that even though white supremacy still exist, whenever these bigots attempt to have a rally or some public display of their evil philosophy, they are always outnumbered by protesters at least ten to one. Our group of visitors are delighted when they discover that lynchings are a thing of the past, and the Civil Rights Act was passed decades ago.

It brings a smile to their face when they realize all of the laws that are in place to protect the rights of all citizens. They find out that the government and businesses can, has, and is often sued for racial discrimination. Human Resouces departments all across the country have rigid anti-discrimination rules in place, not only to deal with dicrimination when it happens, but to avoid it from happening in the first place. Everywhere diversity programs are in place to create an atmosphere of tolerance.

This noble group from our past then finds out about zero tolerance policies and they are truly impressed.

While surfing the internet they find out that one of the easiest ways for a white person to be shamed and ostracized is to be labeled as a racist. In this regard they read about people like Paula Dean and Rosanne Barr, George Allen and others who are now treated as castaways because of their perceived racism.

As these great black leaders continue on their modern sojourn, they continue to be enlightened about life in current day America. Each passing moment, they are more and more astonished. They simply cannot believe that black people can travel anywhere they choose, or live anywhere they wish.
They become overwhelmed with what they see and are in shock when they learn about business moguls like Oprah Winfrey, Bob Johnson, Michael Jordan and successful businessmen like Herman Cain.

Now completely flabbergasted by all that they have seen, they find out about sports leagues like the NBA, NFL and even the MLB that are dominated by black people and other minorities. Upon further inquiry they learn out about Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Simone Biles and others. They just cannot get over all of the opportunities that black people have to improve their lives, and they stop to take in all in.

As they try to absorb it all, along comes Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson, Kamala Harris, and other black victocrats with their white liberal enablers to enlighten these black champions.

These victocrats and their white liberal enablers’ sole purpose is to let these giants know that they should not get it twisted and be confused by all of these deceitful signs of progress because black people are still suffering at the hands of the white man in America, and that the whole system is geared to keep the black man subjugated.

Beto O’Rourke emphasizes to them that the system is unjust as it ever was for black people in America, and he brings along Colin Kaepernick to help him reinforce the point.

In the ensuing next few hours Kamala, Al and company proceed to give to our distinguished guests from the past, all the examples that show what a horrible nation America is in 2019 because there are evil people and bad things sometimes happen.

What do you suppose the response of Mr. Douglass, Mr. Washington, Mr. Dubois, Ms. Tubman and the whole group of heroes would be?

Let’s talk climate change!

It’s time to ask an important question! When people talk of climate change, what does that contrast with,  in terms of the ideal? Is it climate constant? 

Washington Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty once said in an interview that “every fifth grader could tell you that climate change refers to unpredictable weather patterns.” What she did not tell everyone is what predictable weather patterns that indicate a normal climate looks like. Let’s go one step further and say that perhaps every third grader knows that climate change refers to unpredictable weather patterns, that still leaves a lot of unanswered questions concerning climate change. 

Once upon a time global warming was promulgated as the major threat to the world, then without any explanation, the danger switched from global warming to climate change. Today climate change stands as the only field of scientific study that is not open to criticism or reexamination. The science is settled they tell us. No dissenting voices are allowed. It does not matter what the credentials of anyone who questions the dogma of climate change as an existential threat to humanity and the earth may be. That person is to be banished from the halls of academia, and the labs of scientific research. That individual is rendered as persona non grata for daring to question the certitude that humanity is in danger of extinction, and that the world is about to be destroyed by climate change. 

So let us go back to the question asked earlier on, climate change as opposed to what, climate constant? If every modern day weather extreme that we experience is a sign that the world is about to end, the experts have to tell us what the specifics are of a climate that is not experiencing change, or a climate that is normal. How do citizens identify normal climate? 

Instead of laying out broad vague terms like “fix the climate,” or “getting the climate under control,” they have to tell the world what the standard will be to determine that the climate has indeed been fixed if all of the recommended remedies are applied.

To be more specific, the experts will have to let everyone know exactly how many hurricanes per year they sonsider as a sign of a climate under control. Will it be the same for the different locations around the world that do experience hurricanes. They will also have to let us know what constant is for the amount, and  category strength of hurricanes that are acceptable during particulars years, but that is not all. They will have to do the same and give specific numbers for tornadoes in each of the states where these spectacular, dangerous wonders of nature take place every year. What is the acceptable margin of error? 

That will still not be enough though. Someone will need to explain approximately what temperature range would be considered as normal during different times of the year. What exactly would be the acceptable constant temperature patterns in the summer months? How high should the temperature be during each month, and exactly how much  seasonal overlap into the other months and seasons is acceptable. 

In the last few years, there has been some really unusual weather in the winter months, with some places across the U.S. experiencing some extremely cold weather while in other places at other times it has been unusually mild. If all of these weather phenomena are signs of the scourge of climate change, then the climate pundits would need to articulate what the goal should be in terms of a climate that has been tamed. What is the constant that indicates winters are no longer experiencing climate change?

It is not sufficient to say that the world needs to stop climate change. To reiterate the point, there must be clear indicators that will help to define a climate that is not changing, and on the way to good health. These professionals will have to give the details for every state, and as they collaborate with other countries, they will have to give us the details for every country. Based on their calculations they will then have to let everyone know what the average climate for the world should be every year going forward.

After achieving the desired temperature range during the winter months, it will be important to highlight the amount of years that these patterns should continue before anything outside of the model is considered as just an aberration, and not a return to a stare of climate distress. 

For the unlearned, the ignorant and the skeptical, these specifics are needed so that they would have a clear understanding of what a world free of climate change looks like. While the pros are at it, perhaps they will also explainthe the details of how to apply their measurments to drought, floods, sea level, and the many other natural occurences that are the result of adverse climate. 

Tell the world exactly what the indicators of predictable weather patterns are so that there is no confusion, so that nothing would be left to chance, and people would know exactly what they are working to achieve. 

The white supremacy threat

Society shoud call out with a loud voice and identify white supremacy for the evil that it is, like any other evil ideology. It is unacceptable! It must be condemned wherever it rears its ugly head. 

That said, let’s be honest. The idea that white supremacy is a problem that is pervading American society is a ruse. It is ridiculous! This is not to say that racism does not exist. It surely does. One would have to be a fool to make such a statement. 

In a country as large as the United States of America, that is as diverse as America, it is impossible for there not to be racism. The idea that white supremacy is a major threat to American society  however is a tool that is used by politicians to scare people into voting for certain politicians, and turning away from others. 

For a large segment of the population, people do not have to actually do racist things in order to be considered racist. One simply needs to have certain political beliefs, and that is enough for people to label that individual as a racist. It is a sinister tactic that is part of an overall strategy designed to keep people’s minds off of real issues, and instead focus on the white supremacist bogeyman. 

Here is a couple examples of how it works. Charlie Rangel, a former black Congressman from New York once said, “it’s not sp** or ni***r anymore, Republicans just say cut taxes.” Another media commentator once said “Republicans are using [the IRS scandal as their latest weapon in the war against the black man. ‘IRS’ is the new ‘N****r.'” By labeling opponents as racists, for many; the conversation then shifted from tax cuts, and a really huge scandal that involved the IRS to making sure that the “scary evil racists” don’t attain, or are removed from power. 

During the reign of Barrack the great, this tactic of labeling every political disagreement as racist went into overdrive. Every criticism or mean word spoken against the great one was labeled as racist. Just the fact that his holiness was black and most of his detractors were white was sufficient grounds for his political opponents, or people who simply did not like him to be labeled as racist. It went like that for eight straight years. If you opposed Obamacare you were a racist who did not like that a black man was in charge etc. 

If people make a case for voter ID laws, they are immediately called racist and the topic of whether or not voter ID laws are a good idea is avoided because after all, everyone knows racist laws are bad, right. 

Over the years the bar to label someone as racist has been lowered to such an extent that racists acts are no longer required. No proof is ever necessary! All that is is needed is the assurance in one’s own mind that the accused is racist. 

This glib use of the word racism is only ever directed against one group…white people, and it does not matter how much improvement there continues to be in race relations. The charge of racism will be hurled at a person without hesitation despite how that person has lived his or her entire life. One slip of the tongue is all it takes and an individual’s reputation, career and life could be ruined by the charge of racism.

In America today a person could recover from being labeled a murderer faster than being labeled a racist, yet the refrain continues and the beat of the drum is constant. America is racist. White supremacy is a major threat in America. It is a lie!  It is a crafty device that is meant to shade certain people and policies from criticism. The constant cries of racism is meant to scare political opponents, and to destroy them if they dare to step out of line. 

Many white people walk around on egg shells, scared to death of being labeled as racist, and they fold up into the foetal position cowering in the corner at the mere idea of being labeled a racist. Many of them try to deflect negative attention by joining the chorus and labeling others as racist for no sound reason. These white saboteurs then get to pat themselves on the back for “telling it like it is,” or “speaking truth to power,” when in fact all they are doing is signaling their own virtue, and in the process continuing to tear the country apart based on a completely false narrative. 

Again, just to be completely clear, no one here is saying that racism does not exist. News flash! We will always have racism, just like we will always have other forms of evil. Let’s identify racism, confront it where and whenever it shows up and keep on moving, but the idea that racism and white supremacy is an integral part of  the American fabric is laughable. 

More people should stop being afraid to say so and treat it for the joke that it is.

Mass shootings!

Three mass killings over the course of a week! There is no way to make sense of this kind of violence and reconcile it with a civil society. What possible answers can there be to this kind of carnage taking place in our society?  It is natural to ask questions and seek answers to what triggers this kind of violence, and what society’s response should be, but people have to be careful about using these incidents to push political agendas. 

First of all, it is important to state unequivocally, any ideology that drives people to gun down their fellow citzens is evil. That goes without saying. The families of victims find themselves overcome by unconsolable grief and they ask the eternal question why. 

What do you say to someone who lost a father, a brother, a son, a daughter, a grandmother or a sister under such horrendous circumstances? 

The thought that a person would never see his or her loved one on this earth ever again is heart rending in itself, but add to that the absolute horror of knowing how that loved on died, and it is is so much harder to bear. It is impossible to imagine the pain that people go through under these circumstances. 

This following is not meant to minimize people’s pain and anger, only to state what is a hard ugly truth, and that is that evil exists in this sinful world. 

As human beings, as Americans we must be there for our fellow citizens in times like these and  despite what the mockers of prayer may say, offer a prayer on their behalf and let them know that you support them. Be a shoulder to cry on, be there just to listen, to just be present without saying anything, or to offer a comforting word when needed. In addition to all of this, as a nation; we must also look for ways to try and stop these incidets from recurring. 

In the search for answers leaders and citizens must keep in mind that external applications are not the only remedies to solving these deeply rooted societal problems. Sure, new laws may be neccessary as part of an overall approach to tackling these issues, but people bent on committing evil acts do not worry too much about breaking the law. By definition, these people are law breakers. If Americans were forced to turn in all of their guns, people would still find ways to commit murder, because the heart of the issue is not the tool that people use to kill. It is the individual!

Despite what you may hear in the media, these incidents are not happening more frequently today than they did in the last fifty years, neither are mass shootings unique to the United States. In fact America is not even in the top 10 among nations when it comes to mass shootings. 

That may be difficult to absorb and accept because of all the emotions that wrap people’s minds when they do happen, and because of the hypersensationalism that takes place in the media when these mass killings do occur. 

Today, because of the internet, news seems to travel at the speed of light, and in the age of the 24 hour news cycle, incidents like the mass shootings that took place over the last weekend appear to happen more frequently. 

Do not misunderstand the call to keep things in perspective. It is not an attempt to minimize these awful acts of violence that do occur. In an ideal, perfect world none of these acts of violence would take place, but we do not live in a perfect world. Bad things happen! Once again, that is the sad ugly truth.  

The best that we can hope to do this is keep  the occurence of these godawful incidents at a minimum, and as noted earlier, currently these acts are at the lowest they have been in decades. 

Pointing this out does not bring any comfort to those who have lost their loved ones, and society should never become callous and or lose sensitivity to these things. Data and statistics do not mean a thing to the mother whose daughter will never again be walking through the front door simply because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

Society should not be comfortable even if only one of these incidents happened once every ten years because this behavior simply is not acceptable in a civil society. 

People should be putting their heads together to find ways to confront this issue. At the top of the list should be the question of evil and what needs to be done to stop people from lashing out in such a violent manner.

Michelle O, demagogue supreme

Michelle Obama in an interview a few weeks ago stated that people are now dismissive of the Presidency because a black man was recently the President. She went on to add, “I guess it’s kind of like if the black guy can do it, anybody can do it — and that’s not true. It’s a hard job.”

So according to Michelle, everyday Americans around the country were saying after the the reign of Barrack the great “oh that was easy…shoots and a black dude did it with such ease too…ah the Presidency must not be all it’s cracked up to be.”

Again, just to reiterate, this woman who told us that until her husband, the anointed one, Barrack Hussein Obama (praise be unto his name) was nominated to run for President, she had no reason to be proud of her country, is now telling the rest of the nation that because a black man was recently the President, people now dismiss the Presidency.

What do you say to that? How does a woman like this develop such disdain for her country, and such a low opinion of her fellow citizens. For people like Michelle Obama, no matter how far they go in life, no matter how much they achieve, no matter the opportunities they’ve been afforded, they can never rid themselves of the racist bogeyman. For them, lurking around every corner is a white man whose sole purpose in life is destroy them. Every shadow is a racist gun just waiting to open fire on them.

There is nothing that anyone can do that will ever convince them that generally speaking, people are not trying to do them harm. They believe that as long as this world remains imperfect, and as long as bad things sometimes happen there is no reason to be appreciative of all the good things that exist in their life.

Michelle Obama who polls tell us is the most admired woman in the world is a world class demagogue. She is a flame thrower, a gaslight who continues to add fuel to all the racial discord that exists in this country. It is because so many listen and give credence to people like her that black people continue to see themselves as second class citizens in America.

They refuse to live as free men and women because they believe what Michelle and her ilk says. They will have a cow over Donald Trump telling people that if they hate the country so much they can go back to their country fix it then come back and show us how it is done, but will have absolutely no problem with race hustlers like Michelle Obama making these awful statements. It is not that she said this about a few people who she believes think this way, but about tens and tens of millions of Americans.

Oh, she’s dignified alright. She’s has an air of sophistication that Donald Trump will never be able to match but she is dangerous precisely for this reason. She has credibility. So when she says that people dismiss the Presidency now because a black guy was recently President, intead of pushing back on such a divisive statement, people shake their head approvingly. In their minds its a fact, most Americans think that black people are stupid. After all if such a thoughtful, intelligent woman like Michell O is saying it, there must be something to it, right?

When the people who support Donald Trump hear demagogues like this woman talk, and they hear people defend statements like what she made, make excuses for her, their support for Trump grows. Whereas with Trump, a lot of mind reading and interpretation is required to come up with one’s opinion of him, people like Michelle Obama tell the country over and over who they are and what they think.

These are really sick people who hide behind a veneer of sophistication to spread their bilge.

People can support them if they wish while ignoring the substance of what they say and believe. But please save the lectures, the fake selective outrage and the posturing for another day. No one on the other side wants to hear it.

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Y. T. McWhitey speaks (and you better listen)

Hi, my name is Y. T. McWhitey. Friends and enemies alike call me Y. T. I have a confession to make. I have white privilege! Not because there is anything special about me or anything. Given the color of my skin it’s a no brainer that I have white privilege. But of course you already knew that. I am white after all. Ahh…it feels so liberating to say that. It’s kind of strange…it also gives me a feeling of…of…of virtue…a feeling of…superiority even.

I know what you are thinking. As a white person, I need to be careful about feelings of superiority, after all did I not just confess that I have white privilege…a touch of racism even. You don’t understand. I feel superior to other white people who do not understand their own white priviege and racist tendencies. That’s the difference.

This puts me a in position to lecture fellow white people, while gaining browning poin…uh…credibility in the black community. Whenever I get the opportunity, I love to point out the racism of other white racists, who loves to hate, hate, hate.

Many times my confrere white brethren would protest and tell me that they are not racist. They point to the way they actually treat people as evidence that they are not racist. That is when I point out to them that it does not matter how they treat people. They must be aware of their unconscious racism. That is when they get really confused.

All that nonesense spoken by the great Dr. Marting Luther King about judging people by the content of their character does not apply to white people. White people must be assessed as a group.

Let me explain how white privilege works.

One time, a black colleague and a white colleague of mine were arguing about something none work related. My white colleague got so frustrated with my black colleague that he told him he is ignorant and needs to shut up. I had to step in and remind my white colleague that as a privileged white male he should not be calling people of colour ignorant, neither should he tell them to shut up. Who was he to deny that black man his truth? To be honest that black colleague is a real jerk and half the time he opens his mouth, he really does not know what the heck he is talking about, but that is beside the point. Because we possess white privilege we cannot treat black people as equals. They must be treated with kids gloves.

In another instance, I had to explain to a young executive how white privilege works. He was telling me how hard he worked and how much he sacrificed to get where he is. I, Y. T. McWhitey had to bring him down a notch by explaining to him that he should not feel to proud of his so called “accomplishments.”

You see, his great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather once owned slaves. As a descendant of these evil slave owners, it did not matter that he had to work two jobs, survive on a diet of Ramen Noodles, and struggle to pay his rent while he was in college. The many nights he spent burning the midnight oil studying hard had very little to do with his success in life. He needed to understand that he was the recipient of white privilege, and it was my privilege…(heh heh, get it? Privilege!) to let him know.

White people also need to understand that it is never ok to laugh at people of color…ok? It does not matter how funny you might think it is. It…is…not…cool! One more time, as a white person, you do not make fun of people of color.

One time I had to pull my BFF aside and chastize him for laughing at a black man’s hear style. True, it was a god awful hair style that made the black dude look like he was straight out of a 1860s circus side show, but that’s his culture. It really upset me to see how insensitive my BFF could be, but I let him know, it was not ok. No one has the right to chuckle at that, especially a privileged white male.

I do this from a pure heart, and besides it also helps to keep unfavorable attention away from me…but that’s not why I do it…really.

Sometimes I even have to speak truth to black people who do not understand how white privilege works. I have no problem telling black people who do not think the way that I do that they are race traitors. They have to understand that nothing is ever their own fault…whatever the problem may be. It is my job to let black people know that the bank loans they have been denied, the police stops, the disparate incaceration rate and every other problem they face in society is never their fault. It is the system’s fault. They have to understand this. It is for their own good.

Any black person who does not accept this way of thinking, thinks differently, and has an independent mind is just an Uncle Tom who lives in the sunken place. They must understand that they are victims of the system and they need me, Y. T. McWhitey to be their hero.

Don’t you just love me?