Skip to comments.The Struggle Sessions Are Here, And They’re Not Going Away
Posted on 06/04/2020 7:01:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
The lefts multi-decade project to teach everyone that America is irredeemably racist has led to the emergence of a new regime in American life.
Amid the scenes circulating on social media this week of protesters and rioters and burned out storefronts and police barricades, two of them stand out as harbingers of what all of this means for the future of mainstream American society.
The first was a video clip of a small group of white people kneeling down before a group of black people. A white man at the head of the kneeling group was praying, his voice shaking with emotion: Father, we ask for forgiveness from our black brothers and sisters for years and years of racism, of systematic racism.
The second was a clip of a large gathering in the affluent DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland. Nearly a thousand protesters, most of them white, their hands raised as if in prayer, engaged in a kind of collective woke sermon, repeating after a man on a microphone: I will use my voice in the most uplifting way possible, and do everything in my power to educate my community. I will love my black neighbors the same as my white ones
Protesters in Bethesda attend a woke sermon to cry about their white guilt. Note that not a single one of them is social distancing. Two weeks ago, the media would've called them terrorists. pic.twitter.com/rOJCsmPs9v
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 2, 2020
More than the rampant looting and the street battles, more than the clashes between police and protesters, these scenes of white people genuflecting in mass public affirmations of their own guilt is the key to understanding where all this is headed.
The model at work here is the Chinese Cultural Revolution, with its mass struggle sessions in which anyone deemed insufficiently sympathetic to the proletariat, or thought to have an excessively bourgeois lifestyle, was subjected to public humiliations, paraded through the streets, assaulted, denounced, and put on display as objects of scorn. Often these struggle sessions ended in false confessions and pleas for mercy.
Obviously, no one in America is being paraded through the streets against their will. But by rushing to profess their supposed guilt for racism, these people are admitting that they need publicly to affirm their allegiance to woke identity politics. This represents nothing less than the emergence of a new regime in American life. What is now a voluntary and seemingly spontaneous public affirmation of progressive ideology will in time become a requirement. If you want a career or a public platform or a professional life in mainstream society, youll have to profess allegiance to the cultural left.
Already, we see examples of how this will play out. This week, Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear, who has called NBA games since 1988, resigned after tweeting ALL LIVES MATTER Sunday night in response to a question from former Kings star DeMarcus Cousins asking him for his take on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Within days, Napear had also lost his popular sports talk radio show. He later issued a public apology to the Sacramento Bee. Im not as educated on BLM as I thought I was, Napear said. I had no idea that when I said All Lives Matter that it was counter to what BLM was trying to get across.
No matter. For the sin of being insufficiently woke about BLM, Napears career is over.
You dont need to stretch your imagination to see how this process might repeat itself in the future, and on a mass scale. Anyone with a job in the public eye or even a significant social media following who doesnt publicly affirm the ideological preferences of the Left might be subject to similar treatment. To a certain extent, this is already the case.
And it has been a long time coming. What were seeing now is the result of a decades-long project on the left that is now bearing fruit in American civic life. That project has perhaps found its fullest expression in the New York Times 1619 Project, which takes as its starting point that America was founded to protect and preserve slavery, and that the American constitutional system is the source of our societys ills, foremost among them being racism.
That is, America as such is the root cause of the evils that now beset us, and it is America as such that must be transformed in order to right the wrongs of the past. And if you dont get on board with that transformation then you probably wont have a place in the new America.
And before you complain, this is why the feminization of men, and creation of soi-bois, is bad, too.
They go along in the vain chance ("it *could* happen...") they'll get some pitying attention from the women.
This is why we can't have nice things.
And it was all started on purpose by the Marxists in the Frankfurt School.
I don’t get it. All Lives Matter. Seems pretty simple.
As long as you have college campuses, and young people you will always have these struggle thingys.
And they claim Trump is a tyrant.
Lord help us.
Nietzsche, Prologue, Thus Spoe Zarathustra
No shepherd and one herd!
Everybody wants the same:
Whoever feels different goes voluntarily
into a madhouse.
(Nietzsche, Prologue, Thus Spoe Zarathustra)
We think of nihilism as a noun, an ism,
better to think of nihilization, a verb, the activity of the complete destruction of all values.
And if you dont get on board with that transformation then you probably wont have a place in the new America.”
This certainly SEEMS to be the case from today’s vantage point. I’ve been saying the same for the last 60 hours or so.
However....I also see significant presence of gun owners protecting businesses in the heartland. I see considerable flag-waving/not bowing down presence in social media. I see some stern outrage (good) and honestly a lot of real humor (extremely powerful).
I see a lot of determined Americans not rolling over.
So....please...someone...while I think it’s indisputable that real social upheaval is coming, and is here, I’d like to believe that it isn’t going to be a lopsided victory for the other side and that the new America the author speaks of will not necessarily come to pass....
Look at all of those lemmings, just doing the leftist bidding they were taught in school.
We REALLY are in deep shit as a country.
I like where you’re going with that comment, FRiend.
Let me see you and raise you.
Our society started decaying when women were given the vote and a voice in politics.
Never trust any creature that runs on its emotions.
The scary part about it is....those of us with jobs are either now, or soon to be, under intense scrutiny. If you aren’t sufficiently ‘woke’ about the supposed ‘inequality’ of whatever ‘outrage’ happens to be in ascendancy at the time, you’re in danger of having your job taken away, your character publicly trashed, or even worse.
Many of us are not well-off enough to weather such a storm. One may have a strong opinion that doesn’t go along with the mob-rule of ‘wokeness’, but we also don’t relish the idea of having our livelihood taken from us, and especially having it affect wives and kids who are relying on us.
It can come to a stop when tucks and trains no longer deliver goods. Hard to virtue signal on an empty stomach.
I hope you are right. But what this author speaks about was already here to a big degree. White Americans lost their ability to speak honestly years ago. And cops have lost their ability to police.
It should be simple, but to them, its not. Only SOME Black Lives Matter. Not the ones killed in the womb. Not the ones killed by other blacks. Just the ones killed by whites. Those are the only lives that matter anymore.
Only blacks who lives were taken by whites matter. Thats it. Thats the new rule.
“Obviously, no one in America is being paraded through the streets against their will.”
Not yet, anyway. But then again, people in China had no guns (and still don’t) nor defenses against the totalitarian juggernaut of the Cultural Revolution.
Soon, a lot of Americans who hold in their hearts the simple declaration, “No, I am not a racist!!” will be backing that up with deadly force.
Morons begging for a lifetime of living on their knees.
That’s still not going to be enough for their prog master’s insane greed.
“1984” - Two minutes hate.
The latest technique used to fight “all lives matter” is to misuse the parable of Jesus about the 99 sheep and the one lost sheep. Black lives are the one sheep.
Canada probably feels they live in the apartment above a meth lab right about now . The left has a way doing that to their neighbors.
I will believe black lives matter to the left when black infants are protected from the slaughter of abortion and blacks do. it. slaughter each other on inner city streets in alarming numbers
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