Not to mention self-pitying victimhood
Roll over Beethoven, Lincoln, and Einstein
One of our current Madison school board members is promoting an essay to further her indictment that White People are the Problem! Too many of the wrong kids stealing cars and busting each other in the cafeteria? Blame Whitey!
The Policy Werkes excerpts liberally from the recommended essay, which was published by local public radio station (who else?) in Seattle WA. We invite comment from the Peanut Gallery but cannot resist our own snarky comments [bold-faced in red between brackets].
‘I am drowning in Whiteness’
Nothing really threatens the Seattle identity of liberal utopia more than asking white people to acknowledge what whiteness is and where it is in their lives.
People tell me to stop making things about race all of the time. [Wonder why?] But when you are not making things about race, you’re making them about whiteness all of the time. [Sometimes, dear lady, a cigar is just a cigar.]
Every decision that you make with ease is made with whiteness. [‘Every breath you take, every move you make, I’ll be blaming you.’] Every door that opens for you is opened by whiteness. [Yeah, my college didn’t have enough white students.] And I know this sounds like I am taking away all of your achievements, and I’m not. But I need you to understand that from the Constitution [the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments?] to our education system to our pop culture [Jay Z? Shaq? Michael Jackson?] – everything that we do is steeped in whiteness.
And when you do not acknowledge that, you make it about race. [Heads you win, tails we lose.] Because then I have to navigate what you won’t see. I am tripping over the roadblocks that you don’t even know that you’re placing in front of me. [Would be helpful if you could name these roadblocks. Just one.]
I am drowning in the whiteness, and you can’t help me if you can’t see it.
Now, it’s uncomfortable – it is uncomfortable to realize how much easier you may have had things. It is uncomfortable to realize that a lot of the benefits that you may have came at the expense of other people. [the zero-sum game fallacy. One cannot succeed without making someone else fail.] That makes you feel bad; it makes you feel guilty. [Not me, sweetheart, but do rave on.] And I do not have a solution for that because it should make you feel bad and it should make you feel guilty. That is not my goal. (I mean sometimes it makes me smile.) …
From a speech given by one Ijeoma Oluo at “Interrupting Whiteness,” an event held on June 1, 2017 at the Central Library, co-hosted by KUOW Public Radio.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Ever notice? This kind of crapola doesn’t fly in places like Wichita or Scranton or Wausau — places where people work hard for a living. Only where there is too much money, too much leisure, and too many tenured socialists. Speaking of which:
BONUS EFFLATA: Swear to God these progressive-socialists could politicize a dish towel. Where else but in The Nation:
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Couch Coach Blaska Sez: The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season. Drew Brees is out for 6 to 8 weeks. How long do you think the Packers could survive without Aaron Rodgers? Tim Boyle hasn’t proven he can QB the practice squad. Packers need a proven NFL quarterback as back-up. Carson Palmer and Luke McCown are recent retirees. Suit them up. Consider Colin Kaepernick if he apologizes and promises to kneel only in the victory formation. Tim Tebow, anyone?
Whoever is the back-up, sign him up today. Play him whenever the Pack is ahead by two TDs in the fourth quarter so as to preserve Rodgers. That is all.