To teach innocent little children that they are somehow responsible and guilty because of some sort of long ago crime is utterly evil. It is doubly evil if they are taught such guilt is their lot because of the color of their skin or because of their religion or national origin or social class or because of their gender or sexual orientation. There is no gene by when a child inherits the responsibility for past crimes of any sort. The persistent leftist obsession that places race or class at the center of all history and causation is thus the greatest evil of our age and is highly destructive of our society.
Okay but it is an objective fact that MOST white people – myself included – are comparatively privileged. Which is not to say that we should apologize for that, or have guilt about it. But it’s worth acknowledging.
I think I’ve read before about a political movement that required certain people to wear certain identifying marks according to their race.
George wants to omit slavery and Jim Crow from history books and only talk about the founding fathers, his father’s generation and his soon to be dead generation.
Will the White majority wake up to the blatant racism that is aimed at them? “White privilege” is a handy propaganda tool and works so well because the “Sleeping Giant” is so damn passive about it.
G.Will’s article is timely and chronicles some of the abuse these extremists are getting away with. The larger issue is just what will Whites do about it?
The pathetic answer is; nothing, absolutely nothing.
I was raised to be very thankful for all the advantages I had by virtue of birth, and to always feel as if I owed a debt to society as a result. In my experience, the opposite was a sense of entitlement, and it resulted in some ugly people.
On the bright side: Strong-arm government indoctrination like this often has a boomerang effect.
Strangely if you get an engineering and science education, your education is pretty much free of politics. Perhaps more people should study the sciences.
It’s notable that the number of school bureaucrats increased at twice the rate of teachers and at seven times the rate of student enrollment during a time when computers in the private sector made so many bureaucratic jobs obsolete. Common sense suggests most of the new school bureaucrats were needless hires given busy work–like those Will discusses–by managers and department heads looking to expand their fiefdoms via head counts and budget increases.
What George Will calls bureaucrats includes: principals, librarians, counselors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, speech therapists, personnel who attend children with special needs, secretaries, food service personnel, custodial, maintenance and security personnel. I don’t see a lot of bureaucrats among them.