February 18, 2014

“University textbook claims Reagan was sexist, conservatives view people as incapable of ‘charity,’ ‘lazy'”

So long as we allow the left to write our history — and by “write” I mean “create, shape, contextualize, and, in many cases, fictionalize” — our history will be an amalgamation of leftist lies meant to propagandize. The long march through the institutions is not some abstract theoretical plan by hard leftists to shape in our citizens from an early age onward a particular cognitive frame and in so doing, secure the idolatry and subservience of a misinformed and maladjusted army of useful idiots who are long on esteem and entitlement and short on critical thinking skills and the ability to tease the truth from competing or often altogether incoherent narratives; instead, it is a reality: it is happening, and though it is often hamfisted and obvious, too much of it sticks.

As is evident in my fate once I told certain “conservatives” that by buying into a particular theory of how language functions, they were in fact aiding the left and institutionalizing one of its core kernel assumptions — that individualism is to be trumped and controlled by consensus-driven, self-serving revisionism packaged as “interpretation” and used to punish as well as discredit.

Of course, many of them have since come to their senses. Or at least, they appear to have come to their senses now that the wind is blowing in a particular direction.

I like to think that I had something to do with all those gusts that are forcing these types to contradict their own archives, over and over and over again. Because it’s important that they do if what they are really after is a way to stem to inexorable movement of leftist ideology through our cultural institutions.

So if one of those erstwhile textualists reads this and mutters “blow me,” I take no offense. I realize that what s/he really means is “thanks for being one of those gusts, and please, blow me again so that this time I may stay on path.”

If instead they wish to go with “thank you,” that works, too.

Oh. And you’re welcome.

(h/t Terry H)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 2:06pm
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Comments (49)

  1. Conservatives think people aren’t capable of charity?

    Um, it isn’t conservatives who are trying to muscle voluntary charity out of the Helping People™ business…

  2. Thought that it has been shown that conservatives give more than progressives, and that religious ones more than non-religious. But this isn’t about truth, it’s about truthiness, and everyone knows that Reagan was a stupid, bigoted, uncaring rich dude who purposely ignored AIDS.

  3. If one counts forced income redistribution as charity, then yes, I am uncharitable in the extreme.

    If one hews to the classic definition of charity, I give when I can and when I think the person receiving is worthy of it. All charity needs to be local, such that everyone knows who the truly needy are, and who the deadbeats are. That is the only way charity can be helpful, as opposed to destructive.

  4. It’s as incoherent as it is mendacious.

    Twofer.

  5. Di, did you get gulaged on Twitter?

  6. I did.

    My money’s on this sanctimonious twatwaffle with the cute kitteh avatar.

    Tweet Searcy about it if you can plzkthx. Maybe he’ll deliver another thwapdown.

    The more they chastise you for being unkind and unChristian, the more likely they are to wreak vengeance for the tiniest slights.

  7. That’s because they are a bunch of wusses, as you well know.

    By making your reasoned arguments go away, they don’t have to challenge their assumptions. Problem solved.

    Or so they think.

  8. A simple BLOCK would do.

    But no, they have to PUNISH you to boot.

  9. I’ve tweeted at His Awesomeness, but I don’t think he’s ever noticed my tweets…

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  12. everyone knows that Reagan was a stupid, bigoted, uncaring rich dude who purposely ignored AIDS.

    Ignore it? Hell, I thought he ordered the CIA to create it.

    Right after they finished introducing crack cocaine to the ghetto.

  13. Ernst

    It was Nancy. Ronnie was just an Alzheimer puppet through his 8 yr presidency.

  14. Somebody’s saying he was even registered to vote in Virginia? And when caught he re-registered as a resident of a friend’s guest room in Kansas? And treated it all as a big joke?

    If all that is true, he’s too dumb to be a Senator (and this is the body that formerly included Biden, Kerry and Hagel).

    Of course, if Congress were part-time these things wouldn’t happen.

  15. I’ve tweeted at His Awesomeness, but I don’t think he’s ever noticed my tweets…

    Many thanks. He might not give a rip, it not being his job to look out for me.

    Or he might, if the mood strikes. Either way, thank you.

  16. Oh hey.

    My interactions still show up where I can see them, and your distress tweet garnered 6 retweets, among them @yesnicksearcy.

    Wotta mensch!

    Both-a ya, that is.

    I’ve been contemplating that douche who probably reported me, Rowend Raition. There’s something odd about his responses, a lack of affect. He doesn’t sound like a typical howler monkey reacting to his cage being rattled — there doesn’t seem to be any ego behind what he’s saying, almost as if he had it planned out beforehand. He’s not defensive on being called a biggit, not terribly interested in exchanging heated insults, not trying to intimidate us with his incandescent outrage or intellect.

    Like the supervillain who goes to his 9-to-5, calmly sips coffee in one hand while pressing the destructo button with the other. No rage, no gleeful cackling, no indignation.

    Just tossing food scraps down the disposal and flipping the switch. What, you don’t leave your garbage in the sink overnight. How gauche would that be?

  17. If all that is true, he’s too dumb to be a Senator

    Not to mention Constitutionally ineligible… (but who cares about the Constitution these days, amIright?)

    Relevant portion of Article I, Section 3, Paragraph 3: “No person shall be a Senator who … shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.” (The 17th Amendment does not affect this requirement.)

  18. From Venezuela, this photo: “Here’s your permission, Jorge. Where do you want me to stick it?”

  19. I remember somebody argued that he was an inhabitant when first elected so he’s home free.

    Franklin wept.

  20. It was Nancy. Ronnie was just an Alzheimer puppet through his 8 yr presidency.

    Nancy’s been rehabilitated by PravadaBS.

    It was Nancy who got Ronny to sideline all those 1st term reichwingers who would have kept Reagan away from the peace talks, thus preventing Gorbachev from ending the Cold War.

  21. Also from Venzuela, the hashtag #18FLeopoldoTeAcompanoTrancandoMiCalle

    “18 February: Leopoldo, I am with you by blocking (locking down, shutting down) my street.” That tweeter says “Hoy ya tranque mi calle y enfrentamos a los guardias. Tu cuando lo haras?”

    “Today I shut down my street and we confronted the guards. When will you do it?”

    From CHER! “WHERE IS MURDEROUS DICTATOR #NICOLASMADURO HOLDING #LEOPOLDOLOPEZ ?IS LOPEZ TORTURED,DEAD?INSANE MONSTERS CAN’T BEAR PPL KNOWING THE TRUTH????”

  22. Belvedere also pleads my case.

    Thanks guys!

    It would be nice if Twitter had a more efficient method to clear these cases.

  23. echo chamber that petey

  24. >It would be nice if Twitter had a more efficient method to clear these cases.<

    should not the accuser have a higher standard for twitter?

  25. I remember somebody argued that he was an inhabitant when first elected so he’s home free.

    Good thing he hasn’t had to run for re-election since then, I guess…

    Oh, wait.

  26. Until @dicentra33 is restored, I’m @taklamakanuigur.

    I was watching Searcy’s timeline and it was killing me to stay out of it.

  27. @dicentra: Added.

  28. -Anytime, Di.

    -Unfortunately, Twitter is not letting me Follow anyone new at this time.

  29. Good thing he hasn’t had to run for re-election since then, I guess…

    Oh, wait.

    That’s different, you bitter clinger. The first time was election. All those other times were re-election.

    Not the same thing at all.

  30. The book is “Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives, 4th Edition”.

    The Social Work/Welfare “community” fortunately does not extent to all of academia (just yet), and it doesn’t surprise me in the least that social worker theorists and historians and educators are stuck in that little ahistorical trap of received wisdom.

    (Note from the screenshots at the link in the main post; there are references to those claims; the author of this intro work didn’t invent these theses, but is just repeating them, in the way of this sort of academic work.

    Quite possibly it never occurred to her that they needed to be thought about critically – that they might be wrong! – ironically enough, given the title of her work.)

  31. (Extend, rather. But I can’t edit here.)

  32. Social Work majors, the Totenkopfsverbaende of the brave new order.

    I really hate those guys.

  33. Geez, dicentra. Somebody really doesn’t like you over there.

  34. Until @dicentra33 is restored, I’m @taklamakanuigur.

    Aaaand gulaged. Again.

    It’s weird: last night when the blocking messages kept popping up, it would present me with a page where I could check two boxes promising to be a good grrrl, a Captcha, and then I’d be restored.

    I’d get two-three more tweets off and it would pop up again, and I’d verify my humanity again, and off I’d go. At least 5-6 times this happened, which led me to believe that the restore-account status wasn’t getting propagated through the cloud very quickly, so I logged off and went to bed.

    This morning, a couple-three tweets later and the block is permanent.

    Bastards. That passive-aggressive puke claims he wasn’t doing it, but he’s so unctuous and back-stabby that I wouldn’t put it past him.

  35. Geez, dicentra. Somebody really doesn’t like you over there.

    I’m guessing that Verified Accounts are immune from Spam reports, so they’re taking out their frustration on me.

  36. Continuing the Venezuelan saga

    Your Spanish lesson for the day is guarimba, (feminine, as in ‘me voy a la guarimba’ I’m going to the guarimba) the blocking of roads, lighting of tires, and sometimes involving defensive acts of rock-throwing, a practice adopted by the Venezuelan opposition in response to elections they feel are unfair. Those who participate in the guarimbas are known as guarimberos. It is presently the season of guarimbas, and one can only hope, for the sake of the nation, that they will soon come to an end.

    The top Venezuelan hashtag is #GuarimbasHastaQueSeVayaNicolás Guarimbas until Nicolás [Maduro] goes away.

  37. I’ve got some Chavista stuff at my place. On facebook a Venezuelan sent a picture from last night (and she thanked me for my post from yesterday which was linked by Ace)- the police went around setting fire to the student’s tents.

    Linky maybe on my name?

  38. I don’t do twitter. Never really go the hang of it. I’m ON twitter, just never “on.”

  39. Philosophical sexism in Colorado.

  40. I don’t do twitter. Never really go the hang of it. I’m ON twitter, just never “on.”

    Go follow @yesnicksearcy for awhile. He smacks down lefty trolls with great aplomb. It could brighten your darkest day.

  41. Tacitly, from the outside looking on, it sometimes seems as though Twitter does the twitter users, and not in a good way either.

  42. ****Not long ago out here in Canon City, Colorado, a six-year old first-grader, Hunter Yelton, was suspended from school for . . . kissing a girl on her hand in a school reading group. It was, according to current school guidelines, “sexual harassment.”

    […]

    In the old days, we might have told the young Mr. Yelton that his behavior toward girls in his class was not appropriate, because he’s dealing with young ladies who deserve respect, placement on a pedestal of sorts, and expectations of gentlemanly behavior from young men, etc.****

    I thought that’s what hand kissing reflected, etc.

  43. In olden days.

  44. @yesnicksearcy, for your viewing pleasure.

    it sometimes seems as though Twitter does the twitter users

    It’s far too easy to report someone for spam. Given that you can block anyone you want if they’re bugging you, the only reason to report someone for spam is vengeance.

    Twitter gave me a grace period with that new account wherein I could prove my non-botness and get right back into it. The gulag, however, can last a week or more because of the backlog.

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