According to the critical race theorists, racism is everywhere.— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 29, 2020
It is in every society ("structural"), every organization ("institutional"), every relationship ("interpersonal"), and every individual ("internalized").
There is no escape. pic.twitter.com/fCU4VXIPbG
3/n Someone pointed out that one of the x-axis labels was mislabeled. Here is a corrected graph pic.twitter.com/KcG6WzygGc— Zach Goldberg (@ZachG932) July 30, 2020
5/n Apparently, thinking frequently about being white isn't good for mental health (or is it that poor mental health–> thinking frequently about being white). https://t.co/iIqhATrJPI pic.twitter.com/iI6Cu1qz7J— Zach Goldberg (@ZachG932) July 31, 2020
I’ve noticed this myself.
You can’t debate these people or reason with them. They have no interest whatsoever in discussing their opinions. They don’t believe in tolerance. They are bigots in the original sense of the word. Woke people would always show up at our events to try to violently shut us down.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked why it is that the Woke won’t seem to have a debate or discussion about their views, and I’ve been meaning to write something about it for ages, probably a year at this point. Surely you’ll have noticed that they don’t tend to engage in debates or conversation?
It is not, as many think, a fear of being exposed as fraudulent or illegitimate—or otherwise of losing the debate or looking bad in the challenging conversation—that prevents those who have internalized a significant amount of the Critical Social Justice Theory mindset that prevents these sorts of things from happening. There’s a mountain of Theoretical reasons that they would avoid all such activities, and even if those are mere rationalizations of a more straightforward fear of being exposed as fraudulent or losing, they are shockingly well-developed and consistent rationalizations that deserve proper consideration and full explanation. …
Fourthly, the Critical Social Justice view sees people who occupy positions of systemic power and privilege and yet who refuse to acknowledge and work to dismantle them, to the full satisfaction of the Critical Social Justice Theorists, to be utterly morally reprehensible. They are racists. They are misogynists. They hate trans people and want to deny their very existence. They are bigots. They are fascists. They are “literal” Nazis. Not only that, they are willfully so, and their main objective is to defend and spread their hateful ideology in the world. If you truly believe this about the people you’ve been asked to have a conversation with, would you be about to help them do that by giving them a platform and lending your own imprimatur to them? Of course not. Such views are not even to be tolerated, much less entertained, engaged with, platformed, or amplified.
Furthermore, because of the theories of complicity in systemic evils that live at the heart of Theory, such a stain is automatically contagious, in addition to whatever real damage it does to further its advancement into the world. As they tweet, so they are: “ten people at a table with one Nazi is eleven Nazis at a table.” And not only are they supposed to endorse the platforming of that by sharing a stage with people they see this way, but they’re supposed to do it in ways that the dominant system, which is all of those things as well and their guarantor, approves of and advances its own interests through. These horrible ways include civil conversation and debate, which aren’t happening. …”
This is a huge difference between us.
I’m an “extremist” who relishes rational debate. I enjoy differences of opinion. I love the churn of people arguing with each other. I read countless people who I disagree with politically every single day. I’m constantly reevaluating what I believe and trying to make better sense of the world.
It would never occur to me to round up a lynch mob to hound Andrew Sullivan out of his job. It would never occur to me to harass Mike Adams to the point he committed suicide or to celebrate his death. You will never find me in a graveyard disturbing the dead or toppling public statues. Imagine what it must be like to have the mindset of fanatics who work themselves into a rage because they are offended by statues of people who died like five centuries ago like Christopher Columbus. My primary disagreement with liberalism is that I don’t believe its claims to be universally true. I believed that it evolved in the West when it did in the 17th century due to a peculiar combination of circumstances.
Woke people don’t simply reject our politics. They have been indoctrinated into a religious cult. They are incapable of communicating with people who are outside the cult. They don’t share the same epistemology or ethics as the rest of society. Even though I disagree with James Lindsay on all kinds of issues, the differences between us in epistemology and ethics are much smaller. Woke people reject “soundness and validity of argument, conceptual clarity, and epistemic adequacy (i.e., knowing what you’re talking about)” as the “master’s tools.” They reject the classics, the Christian tradition and the Enlightenment which at least in my case have formed how I think about morality.
“Justice” as woke people understand it is an idea that was cooked up by Judith Butler at Berkeley a few decades ago. Similarly, Critical Race Theory which is also foundational to wokeness was developed by Derrick Bell at Harvard Law School in the 1970s and 1980s. Virtually everything they believe can be traced back ultimately to 1.) the Frankfurt School in Weimar Germany in the 1920s which combined Marxism with Freudianism and translated it into a cultural critique and applied therapy 2.) the French postmodernists like Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault who were active in the 1960s and 1970s. None of it is even a century old including the most terrible sin of “racism.”
Woke people are profoundly unhappy and much more likely to suffer from mental illness. They have been psychologically tormented by ideas which they have uncritically accepted as gospel. They are perpetually on Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic couch in their own minds making themselves feel miserable about being White over made up sins and terrorizing others as an outlet to feel better.