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August 29, 2019

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Joan

The head of Western Connecticut State University’s psychology department

Physician, heal thyself.

Rafi

the “total demolition of value,” including, we’re told, the destruction of “integrity, honesty… common sense.”

Lefties project.

jones

I do find myself wondering just how this madness will play itself out in the next very few decades?

Honest question.

David

Lefties project.

Wildly and often.

Adam

Dear old WCSU: Widely known throughout Western Connecticut as “The Athens of Western Connecticut.”

The old office joke that “You don’t have to be crazy to work here, but it helps.” may have been taken far too seriously by Professor Barrett.

Lorna

Daniel Barrett… goes on to muse about his personal tumultuous relationship with his identity… [and] proclaims that he is “blinded” by his own “whiteness.”

*MAXIMUM VIRTUE SIGNAL*

David

*MAXIMUM VIRTUE SIGNAL*

It’s worth pondering what kind of adult might feel a need to signal their virtue, or what they imagine as virtue, habitually, and in such ostentatious ways. I mean, if you’re about as virtuous as you think you ought to be, given whatever circumstances, why would you spend time and effort putting on a show? What kind of person feels compelled to seem virtuous – to pretend to be more pious than they actually are - and to a degree that involves contortions like those above? At risk of sounding ungenerous, I think it’s a telling activity. A warning of sorts.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...what kind of adult might feel a need to signal their virtue, or what they imagine as virtue, habitually, and in such ostentatious ways...

I believe it is like colorful plumage that attracts others of the the same species for mating purposes.

Fatmatt

When did the psychologists take over from the sociologists as the crazy ones?

pst314

When did the psychologists take over from the sociologists as the crazy ones?

More likely they are taking turns.

David

Lest we forget, unwittingly comical virtue-signalling also afflicts professors of philosophy.

WTP

It scarcely needs saying that allowing one’s children to be exposed to the unhappy mental contortions of Professor Barrett would not be the wisest way to spend tens of thousands of dollars. Though conceivably one might use him as an illustration of how minds can come undone.

No, but if it's not your money, laissez le bon temps rouler. I seriously doubt people attending Western Connecticut (I understand it's way, way, way out in the western part of Connecticut) are paying for their own education. Nor are their parents. Especially not for psychology degrees and/or classes.

When did the psychologists take over from the sociologists as the crazy ones?

It's pretty much always been this way. Crazies are drawn to psychology. It's what they know. FWICT, the crazies who can't hack the rigors of a psychology degree take sociology as their fall-back plan.

I was thinking this morning, as I watch Central Florida descend into a massive panic over a hurricane that is at least four or five days away, assuming it eventually even comes this way....I don't believe that ever before in human history have we had soooo many people supposedly trained, experts in a subject (psychology/sociology) completely incapable of understanding that subject. I've seen hurricane panics in the past of course. Many times. But I don't think I've ever seen this much fear this far in advance of a storm of this moderate magnitude. I seriously believe that, God forbid, should that thing come this way and is as strong as predicted (which really isn't much right now) or even stronger, that people may be so stressed and worn out that they won't be able to handle the situation when it arrives. Which, let's face it, is not that big of a deal. This isn't the coast. By the time one gets here from the coast it will have dropped a category or two. And it's not like we haven't had strong ones somewhat recently, so real-world experience/understanding should have kicked in with enough of them.

DrD

Another paid shill of Fabutan!

CayleyGraph
The head of Western Connecticut State University’s psychology department shared his own qualms about being white on Tuesday, claiming that “whiteness needs to go away.”
"To this end, we are proscribing mandatory sunbathing on the beach for all persons of pallor. If your boss refuses to let you telecommute, or your clients decline to hire you because you're having fun in the sun, they will be liable for discrimination."
TMershi

*MAXIMUM VIRTUE SIGNAL*

The poor loves like this mad prof. are in a never-ending vicious circle of their own making. They feel superior because they're "white" and don't like it, so they "virtue signal" to make themselves feel better only to realise that by this act they are projecting their superiority onto everyone ("oh look at me, aren't I virtuous and woke and you're not"), so have to start the whole sorry cycle again to prove they aren't superior. And on it goes...... Madness doesn't begin to describe their mental state.

David

The poor loves like this mad prof. are in a never-ending vicious circle of their own making.

It doesn’t strike me as a healthy way – or an honest way - to spend time and effort. It’s psychologically revolting.

Ten

if you’re about as virtuous as you think you ought to be, given whatever circumstances, why would you spend time and effort putting on a show? What kind of person feels compelled to seem virtuous – to pretend to be more pious than they actually are - and to a degree that involves contortions

It doesn't seem to be in good company, does it?

- Is consistently self-deceiving, with the intent of avoiding guilt and maintaining a self-image of perfection

- Deceives others as a consequence of their own self-deception

- Projects his or her evils and sins onto very specific targets (scapegoats) while being apparently normal with everyone else ("their insensitivity toward him was selective"

- Commonly hates with the pretense of love, for the purposes of self-deception as much as deception of others

- Abuses political (emotional) power ("the imposition of one's will upon others by overt or covert coercion"

- Maintains a high level of respectability, and lies incessantly in order to do so

- Is consistent in his or her sins. Evil persons are characterized not so much by the magnitude of their sins, but by their consistency (of destructiveness)

- Is unable to think from the viewpoint of their victim (scapegoat)

- Has a covert intolerance to criticism and other forms of narcissistic injury

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Scott_Peck#Evil

Jay  Guevara

The head of Western Connecticut State University’s psychology department shared his own qualms about being white on Tuesday, claiming that “whiteness needs to go away.”

Do we still get to pay for welfare, at least?

I'm guessing we do.

Monty James

From the article:

"Western Connecticut State University psychology professor Daniel W. Barrett claims that the “white race” is “based on the continual exploitation of others.""

Bill de Haan

“whiteness needs to go away.”

Two examples come to mind.

The first is the city of Detroit. Despite being the city with the highest standard of living in the USA the 1950s, the black citizens of Detroit were often left behind. There was also racism in the white police force. While still better off than in other cities, blacks demanded equality.

What they got was Coleman Young, the first black major. The self-declared "MFiC" (mother fornocator in charge) of Detroit, he made a point of cheering when white people and businesses left, and told them they weren't welcome, and that Detroit would be an example of what black people could do on their own.

And it is.

The second example is Zimbabwe, nee Rhodesia. When Mugabe took over, he implemented land expropriation, and transferred ownership of white farms to the black majority. Then he just said screw it, and got rid of private property itself. The country went from being about the third most prosperous country in Africa in the 1960s to being the butt of jokes about the hyperinflation, poverty, and corruption.

But hey, it's black majority now.

The term "whiteness" appears to apply to people irrespective of skin colour. If a poor hispanic, asian, or black person becomes a lawyer or engineer through hard work, he's "acting white", and that must be stopped. If he remains poor and dependent on the state for a handout, he's "authentic".

The problem is eventually, "authentic" people run out of "whiteness" to sponge off of.

Killer Marmot

Wokeness (noun): Combating racism by being really, really racist.

pst314

His Skin Just Won’t Come Off

I recommend sandpaper. If that fails, a wire brush.

David

Wokeness (noun): Combating racism by being really, really racist.

I’m trying to imagine the intellectual elites of Nigeria, Japan or South Korea pretentiously fretting about the evils of their melanin levels and how they, as a racial group, are uniquely destructive and inherently malevolent.

Somewhat related - a search for racial ectoplasm. Note Professor Rowe’s hope of inflicting discomfort on any white people over whom he and his little protégés have power.

It’s as if they don’t hear themselves.

ComputerLabRat

In the comments, Lorna quips, “MAXIMUM VIRTUE SIGNAL.” In light of which, it’s worth pondering what kind of adult might feel a need to signal their virtue, or what they imagine as virtue, habitually, and in such ostentatious ways.

What has me wondering, and a little worried, is that is is perceived at all by anyone that denouncing a part of your genetics that cannot be changed (Born That Way!) is considered a virtue that needs to be signaled.

And why is changing sex at the drop of a whim ok, when there's a whole chromosome difference between male and female (and different internal organs!), but changing race, which is mostly phenotypical, still verboten? If I can decide I'm a man tomorrow, why can't I decide to be black, too?

Probably because "whiteness" could be banished if everyone were allowed to identify as BIPOC of some kind or other, but then there'd be no one to run the damned grievance gravy train.

WTP

If I can decide I'm a man tomorrow, why can't I decide to be black, too?

I think I've said it before, so no sense in saying it again. Instead, I'll just leave this here

Ten

I’m trying to imagine the intellectual elites of Nigeria, Japan or South Korea pretentiously fretting about the evils of their melanin levels and how they, as a racial group, are uniquely destructive and inherently malevolent.

"Baizuo" https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=baizuo

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, our favorite failed congressional candidate and "self loathing and internally oppressed white feminist until 2016*" weighs in with deep thoughts about problematic whiteness, "the most powerful drug on the planet".


*(Now conveniently a Wymxn of Color)

Governor Squid

If a poor hispanic, asian, or black person becomes a lawyer or engineer through hard work, he's "acting white", and that must be stopped.

There's a foundation in town that just started advertising how our high schools are failing children of color, with large achievement gaps that refuse to close. I work with a number of school districts who are picking up on the campaign (which is really nothing more than another cash grab for the teachers' union, but that's hardly a surprise).

On those occasions when I've asked whether their efforts include pushing back on the stigma around "acting white," I get nothing but uncomfortable silences and people politely checking their phones and discovering they're needed elsewhere.

None so blind as those who will not see.

Governor Squid

Dammit, I stuck in an extra /i and everything.

Jay  Guevara

It’s worth pondering what kind of adult might feel a need to signal their virtue, or what they imagine as virtue, habitually, and in such ostentatious ways. I mean, if you’re about as virtuous as you think you ought to be, given whatever circumstances, why would you spend time and effort putting on a show?

Remind me again, which of the seven deadly sins was pride?

Hal

. . . why can't I decide to be black, too? . . .

Well, there are a couple of instances . . . .

Hal

Remind me again, which of the seven deadly sins was pride?

He was the one with the mirror, granting that 'e got listed as Vanity in that one.

Myrddin Seren

It’s worth pondering what kind of adult might feel a need to signal their virtue, or what they imagine as virtue, habitually, and in such ostentatious ways.

Someone desperately trying to keep one step ahead of the Red Guards and the next Struggle Session.

Because ultimately Prof Barrett knows that his paleness and maleness will see him up against the wall.

Richard

Let's try to read this post.

I am a traitor to my race.
He is white.

If the survival of the notion of whiteness is based on the continual exploitation of others ...
Whiteness exploits others

I don’t know all of what it means to be white ...
He doesn't know what it means but apparently it is important.

I am blinded by my whiteness and am unable to see myself for who I am
and yet he is blinded by it but he is invisible

White has no intrinsic meaning ..
It has no meaning.

Whiteness needs to go a-way.
and it needs to go away.

Desiring to be other than “white” is not an authentic wish.
But he cannot desire to be not white. But he clearly does desire to be not white.

My whiteness is an accident of history and ought to be trivial. Yet it reverberates through the fabric of my being and my consciousness, seemingly without limit.
Once again, he is white and it is an accident with limitless consequences.

the notion that “race” exists at all is easily undermined. There is no “white” race; I hope the concept of race itself eventually loses its meaning. Since one cannot betray an absence, perhaps I am not a traitor at all.
So white is a race but race is easily undermined. He hates being a racially white person but he cannot wish to be not white. He is both blinding and invisible. Whiteness has no meaning and it is limitless. He understands it well enough to think it is bad but not well enough to understand his own thoughts. And there is no white. So this is all BS.

Why is this person allowed to be near children? What do you suppose a young adult might learn from a person who spews this drivel? This is bowl of cognitive jello containing all of the colors. He needs to cut back on the drugs.

Rxc

Maybe he is spewing all this crazy stuff to impress someone and get laid.

MC

Maybe he is spewing all this crazy stuff to impress someone and get laid.

They're not worth it.

MC

His Skin Just Won’t Come Off

Luckily for Prof. Barrett, I am close to perfecting my 'Cure For Whiteness' and it will soon be available to the American public*.

Retailing at only $199.99, the Whiteness Resolution Kit includes a CD of healing music to calm those afflicted by oppressive skin tone, a series of meditative instructions, 10mg of fentanyl in a vegan capsule, scented candles with essential oils to dissipate unwanted supremacism and a short note - which the user must sign to indicate he/she/xe is ready to let go of whiteness - setting out a commitment to bring an end to whiteness.

Troubled souls just need to spend an evening in, using the components as directed, and they will never need to Worry about Whiteness again.

*I hope to bring the product to the UK but there are some licensing issues with one or two components...

sH2

A vagueness that suggests no grasping of facts or ambition to explain, merely an airing of in-group credentials.

That.

David

That.

Being woke plumage, I suppose it doesn’t require realism or coherence. It just has to say, “I pretend the things you do.”

Saturday

https://www.takimag.com/article/noble-savages-and-the-antiwhite-university/

http://danielpovey.com/leaving

Now if I had known in advance that everyone inside the building was black (that was what I saw; although from media coverage it seems that there may have been a white trans person in the core group)— I wouldn't have gone ahead with the counterprotest. I'm not an idiot; I know that as a person who demographically ticks all the 'oppressor boxes', I would have to be severely punished for opposing such a group. ... If it were simply a matter of difference of opinion I expected that Hopkins would at least pretend to be even-handed; but once race and transgender status enter the picture I don't think that's possible any more.

I'm aware that it's a huge violation of social norms for me to say publicly that I think whites, or males, are being discriminated against1. As far as I can tell there are three specific circumstances in which it's acceptable for a white male in left-of-center America to allude publicly to these types of double standards:

* To justify them

* To advocate for their adoption

* To deny that they exist at all

White males in this environment seem to be expected to constantly atone for their existence by telegraphing their exclusive concern for every demographic group but their own, like a neutered puppy-dog or some Justin Trudeau man-child. It's pathetic, in my opinion; and I don't accept it at all.

APL

Retailing at only $199.99, the Whiteness Resolution Kit includes a CD of healing music to calm those afflicted by oppressive skin tone, a series of meditative instructions, 10mg of fentanyl in a vegan capsule, scented candles with essential oils to dissipate unwanted supremacism and a short note - which the user must sign to indicate he/she/xe is ready to let go of whiteness - setting out a commitment to bring an end to whiteness.

Troubled souls just need to spend an evening in, using the components as directed, and they will never need to Worry about Whiteness again.

10 mg of Carfentanil is my suggestion. You have to make sure. It shows how concerned you are.

Lurker in the Woodwork

Off topic : Anyone know where Tim Newman's 'White Sun of the Desert' blog migrated to ?

prm

@Lurker

Tim said it might be offline/blank for a bit as he migrates servers or hosting or some such.

Jen

Instalanche.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/340613/

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