Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thought Crime! College President Begs For Forgiveness After Saying 'All Lives Matter'

Smith college president Kathleen McCartney has learned an important lesson. It's not enough to just be down for the struggle. You must also grovel, as the price for your white privilege.

Smith College has long been known as an outpost of progressive Left wing ideology, and there's no doubt that President McCartney embodies this, holding the position she does. But apparently she made a major error in communicating the dialectic, if you take my meaning.

She sent an e-mail to her entire student body intending to express solidarity with the #Ferguson and Eric Garner protestors. Not that she was exactly going to go and trash business and loot or anything, but she wanted them to know she felt their pain, so to speak. And as she expressed it, “We are united in our insistence that all lives matter,” as she made clear she was strongly behind the rioting protests, writing that the grand jury decisions had “led to a shared fury… We gather in vigil, we raise our voices in protest.”


She was literally bombarded by outraged cries of ra-a-aacism from the intended recipients for apparently changing the slogan 'Black Lives Matter' to 'all lives matter.'

She was accused of asserting her white privilege for inferring  that  whites were entitled  to share in the sacred rites of black victimology. How dare she!

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, which first covered the story, quoted one Smith sophomore, Cecelia Lim, as saying, “it felt like she was invalidating the experience of black lives.”

Now, Cecilia is Chinese, but she's obviously has a more  direct knowledge of black lives, right? Or at least a better grasp of her place in the universe of victimology. 'Shared rage?'  Nah, we own that, whitey. Although we do accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Now, for some educators, this could have been a teachable moment. President McCartney could have risen to the occasion. She could have explained to these self-involved twits that all lives do matter, that no group has a monopoly on morality and to assume so is just another pernicious form of racism. She could have told them that justice and the struggle for justice belong to everyone or it belongs to no one.

 But of course, President  McCartney didn't do that. She tearfully apologized for her racism and white privilege with all the zeal of an accused bourgeoisie  undergoing a 'self-criticism' trial/beat down  by Mao's Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution. She claimed she had no idea, no idea at all that the phrase 'all lives matter' would be seen as a co-opting of 'black lives matter' and a dead giveaway of her unconscious racism.And of course she said that  she was 'committed to working as a white ally, to learning from the lived experiences of people of color, and to acknowledging mistakes.'

It appears her students aren't the only ones whom need educating. Pity about that.


louielouie said...

holding the position she does.

and just what position would she be holding?

Rob said...

I had something else in mind, but your's works fine.

I actually feel a little sorry for her.

louielouie said...

you are the eternal optimist.
i am not.

Rob said...

It's not exactly optimism..I mean, can you imagine being so pathetic and so filled with self-hatred?


Take care, OK?

Jane said...

This is why I hate socialists, a digusting group, no, I must say, a disgusting race of morons and idiots.

Dave Schuler said...

I didn't pay much attention to the incident but my interpretation was a bit different from yours. I don't see how you can reconcile support for abortion, particularly abortion on demand, with asserting that "all lives matter".

Rob said...

Hi Dave,
Always a pleasure to have you drop by.

I focused on the racial aspect because that was the basis of her being attacked by the New Thought Police/Red Guards and for her servile, sniveling apology.

But of course your logic is excellent, as it mostly is. And I would extend it to everyone lining up behind the 'black lives matter' meme, up to and including our president.

As I'm sure you realize, lives only 'matter' to the Left when the politics work for them.