Saturday, March 25, 2017

Gustavus Adolphus "Diversity Council" Posts Fake Racist Flyers To "Raise Awareness"

My hypothesis is that this sort of nonsense springs from the same sort of cause as real fake "hate crime" hoaxes. Part of the leftist mind craves this stuff--"hate crimes," that is. They so crave it that they are not satisfied with the actual number of such incidents. So they manufacture fake ones. If the problem were as bad as they wish it were, there'd be no need to do such things to "raise awareness." They could point to actual instances. That's the best way to "raise awareness"...
   Me, I want the amount of this shit to be less. A lot less. A lot lot less. But it is what it is; the numbers are what they are. I think there are way more than enough relevant incidents, including for purposes of "awareness raising." Maybe point to this fucking sonofabitch, may he rot in hell, who traveled from Baltimore to NYC specifically in order to stab somebody--anybody--who was black. He ended up murdering a completely innocence man, Timothy Caughman, who was just waking down the goddamn street. How about you use that example?
   This crap is a blight on the academy.

8 Comments:

Blogger Aa said...

My alma mater (sigh and grooooooannnn)...

6:02 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I will refrain from ridiculing you personally

6:19 PM  
Blogger Aa said...

I appreciate that. I received an excellent liberal arts education there, however (in the 80s), and also an excellent education in science. But...sigh...

9:32 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, place has a good reputation. One of my most erudite colleagues was an undergrad there.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

I don't think it's 'the leftist mind.' There are a vast majority of leftists who wouldn't dream of doing this. And there are some rightists who would happily do the same thing. (Pizzagate isn't all that dissimilar.) It's a particular class of (very shortsighted) fanatic, I agree.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

No way, dude, Pizzagate is totally different--it may be worse...but it's different.

In these "hate crime" hoaxes, people lie in order to convince others that they have been victimized (usually: by conservatives) because of their race/ sex/ etc. etc. (insert the standard victimology categories)...and / or to convince people that there there is more such victimization out there than there actually is.

Pizzagate is just some crazy Infowars shit...

6:50 PM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

Pizzagate was started with malice aforethought, as a way to tar Clinton associates. And it's more similar than you might think. Both are examples of "blue lies". They come out of the confusion of political opponents with actual "tribal enemies."

Here's a scientific American article, on the topic, reprinted at Salon.
https://www.salon.com/2017/03/27/the-science-of-blue-lies-theres-a-reason-trump-supporters-embrace-his-alternative-facts_partner/
(Only incidentally a Salon link.)

5:37 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Well that is damn interesting alright...

"Blue lies"...not a bad conceptual arrow to have in the quiver...

Though I'd have to think about this more.

It's a similarity--you're right.

But I'm not saying that right-wing *lies* are different than left-wing lies...I'm saying that a certain *type* of lie shows up way more on the left than on the right.

It's not that the right doesn't have its lunacy...Benghazi, Birtherism, death panels, pizzagate, and on and on...

But the vast, vast majority of the fake reports of hate-crime victimization is on the left.

If that's true, you'd think it'd tell us something about the left.

Though maybe all it tells us is: that's what the left hates most / thinks is worst... which we already knew.

6:21 PM  

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