We’ll just skip the lecture, thank you.
Careful readers will notice that the denizens of the Werkes and its associated industries — lettered, unlettered, and indentured — are resolutely unprogressive. Even deplorable! Many reasons (freedom being one) but mainly, we can’t afford the dues.
- We don’t wear face diapers while driving alone on Madison’s Beltline.
- We back the badge.
- Our Second Amendment armaments are well oiled, loaded, and ready at hand.
- We don’t do “Guilt” because we pay our taxes and respect your property.
- You’ve got every right to spout nonsense but don’t trash my town.
- We watch Fox and listen to Our Ms. Vicki.
- Our pronouns are “Mister,” “Sir,” and “Your Lordship.”
Which is why we get a good guffaw out of that column in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, “The Ethicist” written by a certified Black Man and practicing progressive. The enterprise is a popular salt lick for guilty White (we capitalize it) liberals seeking to expunge their unearned privilege and sprinkle themselves with some of that holy victim dust. Today’s installment is a real laff riot; a self-flagellating penitent wails:
“I’m Jewish and don’t identify as White.
Why must I check that box?”
Why, oh why?! (Lamentations of the Overly Woke 10:30(1)) Name Withheld writes:
Forms of all kinds often ask for a person’s race. I strongly support affirmative action for historically disadvantaged groups. … I’m fair-skinned and have an Anglicized last name … I can easily ‘pass’ as white … It’s more of a moral question for me. I don’t identify as white.
(How about identifying as stupid?) The proprietor of “The Ethicist” starts out his exegesis with the Old Testament story of Jacob and Esau. Thereupon, Kwame Anthony Appiah natters on (and on and on) with a graduate-level Grievance Studies lecture because progressives love the sound of their own morality. They can never get to the point. But Blaska Policy Werkes (like the Candy Man) can!
The answer, Name Withheld, is simplicity itself: Abolish all forms asking race! What business is it of government? And what is “race,” anyway?
Q. What “is” Tiger Woods?
A. One helluva good golfer!
To inform government policy? Does Oprah Winfrey need reparations? Is there a Black way of learning and a White way? (However did Dr. Ben Carson learn to use a scalpel?) If we abolished all those boxes, would Yale still be able to discriminate against Asian students?
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Here at the Werkes, we believe Science Is Real and the capital of Israel is Jerusalem. And that identity politics is killing the idea of e pluribus unum.