Oh look, White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo saying a bunch of really racist stuff, including admitting that she herself is a racist.— Karlyn Borysenko, most dangerous knitter alive ? (@DrKarlynB) June 12, 2021
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Robin DiAngelo knows her audience.
They are masochists who enjoy being told how awful they are.
It is the people who we criticize virtually every single day on this website: the affluent, college-educated, upper middle class White professionals with modernist, cosmopolitan and antiracist values who live in a wealthy suburb or a large metropolitan area, usually in a coastal state back East or out on the West Coast. These people are the Democrat Independent Liberal Elites (DILEs) or the woke progressives.
“Doubling down on her dangerous claim that all white people are intractably, hopelessly racist, the P.T. Barnum of American race relations is back with a new book — a little light summer reading, if you will — and her premise is a whopper.
The worst of the worst, says Robin DiAngelo, are not those who identify as neo-Nazis or white supremacists or members of the KKK or the Aryan Brotherhood.
No: In her new book, “Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm,” DiAngelo posits that white, liberal, intellectual, coastal progressives — you know, the people who used her first book, “White Fragility,” as an intellectual hairshirt — are the most bigoted, the most harmful, the greatest threat to racial equality.
As a professor of “multicultural education,” DiAngelo is credited with coining the phrase “white fragility” in 2011. Of late she’s developed this into a lucrative career — along with Ibram X. Kendi of “How to Be an Antiracist” and others — teaching white people why they’re racist. Oh, DiAngelo is white.
CEOs of multibillion-dollar multinationals force their rank-and-file to sit through her corporate scoldings ($15,000 a pop as of last summer). …”
These terms are modern day euphemisms for Yankees.
The Great Awokening is merely their latest millenarian outburst. These people are always swept with religious ecstasy and get worked up with self hatred and end up determined to stamp out some great national “sin.” We use that term to describe it because it has happened before.
I’m not comfortable using “Yankee” to describe the problem.
The demographics of the East have radically changed in the 20th century. These people like Robin DiAngelo come from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds. And yet, somehow the Yankee mindset and spirit has survived into the 21st century. We’re dealing with the same problem in a new form. Perhaps we have gone from Puritan to Yankee to PMC in the 20th century or maybe the people who once lived there have just interbred with European immigrants and have absorbed them into their culture.
“Yet they and their followers among the laity seem to have been animated by a particularly “acute fear of disorder and wickedness,” and they devised a socioreligious system calculated to cope with their overwhelming insecurity in the face of such developments. This system required both “constant warfare” on the part of individuals against their own natural inclinations toward wickedness and the implementation of a social system that would enable men through willful activity, to settle the unsettledness around them, to exert control over a chaotic world.
The world puritans hoped to substitute for the one in which they lived used suspicion and mutual surveillance to achieve a tight social regimen and to suppress individual deviance and sin, to exert tight control over the unruly forces of the market, diminish acquisitiveness and the covetous or frivolous indulgence it engendered, locate every person in an appropriate calling, urge diligence and a careful use of time upon individuals, submerge the rampant assertion of self in a concern for the next world rather than this, and achieve a degree of communal unity virtually unknown in the fluctuating world of early modern England …”
Even today, this is all recognizably Yankee stuff. It is still commonplace in the East. The difference is that God has been subtracted and the next world has been replaced by the secular woke progressive utopia. Otherwise, the fanatical impulse to repress their own “natural inclinations toward wickedness” and the thought policing, guilt culture and ritual shaming has remained intact. This culture of “mutual surveillance” in order to stamp out “individual deviance and sin” is the root of wokeness.
Note: MacDonald King Ashton, the author of Yankee Babylon: American Dream, American Nightmare, explains the origins of this below.