Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dolezal's Resignation: A Window into the SJW Mind

We conservatives don't often get to read the internal communications of the social justice warriors, the jargon, the corporate bubblespeak, that they emit when talking to each other. But Rachel Dolezal's resignation letter, penned by the fake black head of the Spokane NAACP to her fellow SJWs, gives us a window in the the lefty soul.

Dolezal starts with delicious bureaucratic gobbledegook.
Many issues face us now that drive at the theme of urgency. Police brutality, biased curriculum in schools, economic disenfranchisement, health inequities, and a lack of pro-justice political representation are among the concerns at the forefront of the current administration of the Spokane NAACP.
Notice what is missing: Jobs, jobs, jobs.  Because our liberal friends these days, and presumably their social justice clients, aren't really that interested in jobs. (I'm assuming that "economic disenfranchisement" is really about access to some sort of government privilege rather than ordinary access to the job market.)

Then Dolezal segues into delicious corporate PowerPoint-ese.
While challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness, we can NOT afford to lose sight of the five Game Changers (Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Health & Healthcare, Education, Economic Sustainability, and Voting Rights & Political Representation) that affect millions, often with a life or death outcome. 
Yay! Gotta love those "Game Changers." It's really delicious to see these anti-capitalist SJWs using the very language that sales managers use to motivate their sales crews out there in corporate-land.

And of course we are all interested in the Game Changers, even the lowest of the low: the racists, sexists, and homophobes that so pollute our world. Let's take those bullet points and restore some sanity:

  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety. Because of gangs in the inner city it is very difficult to get residents to testify against gang thugs. So we must restore the "broken windows" policing policy that the Ferguson Effect has stopped. Why is "borken windows" so important? It gets around the fear of "snitching" by using the testimony of police officers when arresting and trying gang members. So it puts them away for minor infractions, when people are too afraid to testify against them for their drive-by shootings.
  • Health & Healthcare. Let's repeal Obamacare and convert Medicaid into a cash subsidy with which low-income African Americans can buy real health care, instead of the second-rate care they get with Medicaid.
  • Education. Let's implement school choice nationwide and give black mamas the chance to get their kids out of violent inner-city schools that basically act as jobs programs rather than tickets out of the ghetto.
  • Economic Sustainability. Goodness knows what the twisted liberal meaning of that is. I suspect it may be that people with jobs can never be fired. But the truth about the economy in the Great Enrichment of the last 200 years is that there is no "safe space" where today's workers can hide from the gusty winds of economic growth. People need to get a decent education and they need to surrender to the market. Any policy that "saves jobs" is a policy that is taking money away from Hillary Clinton's "everyday Americans" and giving it to people with powerful friends.
  • Voting Rights & Political Representation. I suppose this is all about the Democrats' efforts to gin up the black vote by insisting that Voter ID and limited early voting is about bringing back Jim Crow. But if I were an African American I'd be thinking about illegal immigrants voting and taking jobs away from people like me.
Dolezal finishes with the usual call to action that every motivational speaker uses at the end of a speech.
It's about moving the cause of human rights and the Black Liberation Movement along the continuum from Resistance to Chattel Slavery to Abolition to Defiance of Jim Crow to the building of Black Wall Street to the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement to the ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ movement and into a future of self-determination and empowerment.
I like that "future of self-determination and empowerment." It reads a lot like my own notion of "responsible individualism." And indeed I have faith that most white Americans that haven't given in to the temptation of putting on a fright wig to access the benefits of politicking-while-black would like nothing better than for African Americans to come out of their self-imposed racial ghetto and join the rest of responsible individual Americans trying to make a decent life with work and marriage and children in the greatest country in the world. 

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