June 29, 2020
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
White Guilt and Our Schools: The Monster Must be Beheaded NOW
As I carefully scanned the images emerging from my 42” Sony boob-tube, it all become clear. In fact, although it shouldn’t have surprised me, in a way, it did.
A goodly portion of those mostly Millennial demonstrators (AKA, rioters and looters) in nearby Raleigh and, as well, all across America who were participating in the Black Lives Matter uprising, were and are white. That’s right: take a moment to closely examine what you are seeing on your TV screens.
White faces, mostly 20- and 30-somethings, bearded and tattooed, pajama-guy white dudes and unwashed and smelly obese feminists—with a sprinkling of aged-out former Hippie types who never grew up or out of their youthful craziness. Mostly college educated—which means they spent several years in an indoctrination facility/hot house where they were pumped full of revolutionary post-Marxist slogans and tidbits, fed to them by professors themselves who absorbed the “first wave” of socialist nihilism from the 1960s. And not to mention their primary and secondary schooling which served to prepare them like sausages for what is euphemistically called “higher education.”
A lot of them, although very adept at Twitter, Instagram and the latest computer technology, can’t (or won’t) find a real job. Their education, such as it was, badly prepares them for that. Essentially they are ignoramuses. Indeed, one rioter out in San Francisco—an archetypal feminist “womyn”—stated that although she didn’t know who Winston Churchill is or was, she was happy to see his monument toppled because, after all, “he is a white man” and “part of the oppressive white patriarchy.”
Got that? It makes admirable sense given our defecated and rotten tendentiously ideological educational establishment. If it’s a white man (or even a white woman), it’s got to go. That’s what is propagated in our colleges and in our primary and secondary schools.
And so, ironically, it is those white social justice warriors, those “enragees”—those youngish and ignorant, heavily indoctrinated creatures, severely seared with “white guilt” which will never go away who have very often taken the lead in what is called the “Black Lives Matter” movement. They simply believe, they feel, they must somehow expiate that guilt, and how better than to burn down some small white-owned business (causing the owner to go bankrupt, and the loss of jobs for his employees, many of whom may be black).
Here is a very short video which brings this home, plus some of the ridicule of some black folk who look askance at the ostentatious self-flagellation and penance-pushing of those white “bruthas and sistas.”
Let’s go back and look at causes.
My first question—one I’ve asked before repeatedly—is when are we going to have true and radical educational reform? Not just papering over the problem, for it IS a problem on which the future of our civilization depends. Not just throwing more money at “education” and at the schools, as most Republicans and conservatives in state legislatures do, so as not be savaged by Democrats or, more especially, by the Leftist media, as “anti-schools” or “anti-student,” or, increasingly, as “racists.”
Of course, charter schools are one way to go. Also, encouraging and supporting private school education and, yes, home schooling where possible (perhaps with small groups of parents taking the lead). But importantly and necessarily is tackling the critical and systemic ideological problems in our public colleges. And by that I mean restructuring, re-imagining (a word now the Leftists like to use) radically what college education is meant to be, and that includes demanding and insuring course changes and severe but equitable (and non-ideological) faculty vetting (at the end of each school term). And if the Boards of Trustees or Boards of Governors will not do it, then the legislatures must step in and perform the actions needed.
Preeminent historian Clyde Wilson of the University of South Carolina declares that our colleges must be napalmed. While I don’t go quite that far, I do think he’s on to something. Millions and millions of dollars are spent annually on retaining a “national reputation”—as it is called—for places like the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, and Old Miss. Millions of dollars go to grossly overpaid academics who are little more than Leftist shills, apparatchiks intent on the cookie-cutting reproduction of more Leftist apparatchiks, filled with the kind of frenzied and hysterical passion we’ve witnessed in past weeks.
Of course, there will be perfervid screams of “violations of academic freedom” or of “academic integrity.” Overpaid faculty and administrators will protest and threaten to leave; let them go. Others can be found…and they will be a vast improvement. And those reformed universities WILL find students.
The real object here among these later day revolutionaries surpasses the fondest dreams of the old Soviet Communists, who at least partook of some of the forms of creaky old Western civilization…the Commies never would tolerate transgenderism and gender fluidity or same sex marriage: a sure fire means to land yourself in a Gulag.
The present contagion is in this sense “post-Marxist,” incorporating various ideas that come from Marxist theory and the Frankfort School theoreticians, but polished and perfected, if you will, by such fundamental texts as Frantz Fanon’s influential anti-colonialist and anti-white tract, The Wretched of the Earth (1961), and more recently by radical organizer Saul Alinsky’s critical primer, Rules for Radicals.
Here, summarized, are thirteen rules Alinsky offers. Much else follows from them:
1. "Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. Power is derived from two main sources – money and people. 'Have-Nots' must build power from flesh and blood."
2. "Never go outside the expertise of your people."
3. "Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy."
4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions."
6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."
7. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag."
8. "Keep the pressure on."
9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist."
10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition."
11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside. Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog."
12. "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."
13. "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions."
Alinsky’s minions in Antifa and Black Lives Matter have perfected these operative rules in praxis, with an infusion of energy and globalist funding. And they have correctly counted on the widespread and shameless cowardice of the so-called “white oppressors,” too often themselves subject to the same ambience emanating out of those ideological outhouses - AKA colleges. And fearfully confirmed by establishment elites in the Republican Party and in the “conservative movement” (see in particular Rules 13, 11, 10, and 1).
What we observe before us is a contagion, another kind of pandemic, an infection of the mind and intellect far more dangerous than COVID-19. It must be eradicated through counter action in whatever form that may take. The Monster’s head must be sliced off, its wellsprings dried up, its street partisans arrested and imprisoned. And that is just the beginning.
If not, then time to close the book of what remains of Western Christian civilization.
That is our choice.