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Sunday, June 14, 2015

"Antigonish": An Anthem of Progressivism?

Rachel Dolezal: What a classic progressive fairy tale!

For foreigners not familiar with the Hollywoodesque nature of American progressive "thinking," the Dolezal saga is a wild and whacky one which you can read about here -- and, please, do watch the interview, which must come from outer space, or maybe just from progressive land. In sum, Dolezal is a senior official of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) who claims to be black and to have a black child. Well, folks, in the real world it turns out that she is as white as white can be, and her black son is actually her black brother adopted by her white parents, and . . . aw, read it for yourselves. I don't want to ruin the fun. You will find that, as I have noted when discussing Brian Williams and other mainstream "journalists," she proves herself a progressive in search of "street cred." Dolezal is a fake; progressives are fakes.

This latest sorry little piece of progressive lying inspires today's rant, a continuation of a prior one on how progressives distort their stated objectives to hide their real ones. Let us expand on this issue, and raise again the possibility that progressivism, aka American liberalism, while extremely destructive, is based on The Fake, The Fantasy, The Delusional Illusion--as phony as Hillary Clinton's Southern accent and the Serbian snipers she dodged. In sum, Progressives are fakes.

I previously wrote about a great English teacher I had in the long-distant 1960s. She loved literature, above all, poetry, and tried to impart that to bratty baby boomers who already knew everything. We read a weirdly wonderful little poem by American poet and educator William Hughes Mearns, titled "Antigonish." Published at the end of the 19th century, it drew inspiration from stories of a haunted house in Nova Scotia.

Read it aloud in the dark with a menacing tone and you're certain to frighten children:

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today,
I wish, I wish he'd go away...

When I came home last night at three,
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall,
I couldn't see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door...

Last night I saw upon the stair,
A little man who wasn't there,
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away...


We have so many examples of the "little man who wasn't there" on the stairs of Progressive House that it proves difficult if not impossible, paraphrasing Mearns, not to not see them all. The race issue, of course, is a big "little man." In the name of "racial healing," progressives have raised animosity between blacks and whites to levels not seen in this country in many decades. They want us to "forget" about race by having us, as noted before, constantly focussing on it. One example, of course, is mentioned at the top: Rachel Dolezal has spent years claiming to be something she is not, a black woman.

Progressives have created a whole industry of fake racial grievances and of fake racial identities. Dolezal follows in the proud progressive tradition of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren who made an academic and legal career by pretending to be a Cherokee Indian. Gaming the "Racial Diversity/Affirmative Action" laws and regulations, she set herself up quite nicely, thanks to the Cherokee "who wasn't there." Progressives are fakes.

In subsequent posts, we will come back to the essential point: the progressive creed is based on The Fake--fake rape statistics, fake gay marriage studies, fake gun studies, fake climate "science," fake nooses, fake voter id crisis, and now fake genetics. Fake controversies all around. There is nothing real about the creed, except the damage it does to the real world.

Hands up! Don't shoot!

Progressives are fakes. Oh, how I wish they'd go away . . .

20 comments:

  1. https://youtu.be/cxhwM06lLUs
    James the Lesser

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  2. Faking it, draws in so many from Hollywood. They make their living "faking it", So a philosophy that embraces faking has to be hard to resist for them, progressism and climate change religion allow for hypocrisy. They can maintain their life style while being on the "right side".

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  3. This woman now appears to be involved somehow in a child molestation charge against her real brother. God knows what that will turn out to be.

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    1. I w=followed your link and read the article. It seems her older brother was charged with molestation of a minor. There seem to be a lot of family problems.

      And since when was the NAACP closed to whites?

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  4. Re: that fake noose.

    Anyone notice the now "pictured across America" rope used to fashion the so-called *noose* was of the braided three plies (strands) one of which was pink?

    Now I'd put it to all my Diplomad reading friends, can any of you imagine any self-respecting Klansman going into the local survivalist's gear-shop and purchasing any such rope?

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    1. With pink in it?? Hell no! Word would go out so fast that the sloped head fool would not make it out of the parking lot. There would be a host of "good ole boys" right there to seize his pickup truck, gun rack and any assorted fishing gear he might have.

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  5. Is she insane, or an entirely sane crook? Or somewhere in between?

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  6. Robert of OttawaJune 14, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    So why the fakery?

    It is very useful to brow-beat opponents and keep ideological purity amongst the left. By making making almost any subject impossible to discuss, without genuflecting to the left position, through labelling, only their view becomes valid. As the left controls the media, then it is a winning strategy, straight out of communism; as a Serb friend of mine likes to comment when he hears the next outrageous lie. He grew up under this continual propaganda and recognizes it instantly.

    (If you don't actively support gay marriage, you are an enemy of the people
    .

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  7. In a sane world this most recent ridiculousity *just might* work as an antiseptic finger in the dike against Racist Inc's further incursions.

    Recall not very long ago [two months?] when some number of college academics had the temerity to go against the grain of #BlackLivesMatter stating basically and innocently enough, "All Lives Matter" only to find themselves lined up before the wall prepared to get shot?

    Well this facade of the N double A & etc now guarding the chastity of a white lunatic insisting she's black and Racist Inc in the awkward position of verifying her lunacy puts this whole "Who Has the Privilege" canard on its head.

    But like I mentioned at the start - it'd require a sane world.

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  8. I like what she has achieved for black studies, a totally phony field of scholarship (along with feminism).
    Her appearance, so similar to the Simpsons character sideshow Bob-the resident psycho-is instructive too.
    Progressive theory summed up so well in one very delusional woman.

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  9. One fine day in the middle of the night,
    Two dead boys* got up to fight, [*or men]
    Back to back they faced each other,
    Drew their swords and shot each other,

    One was blind and the other couldn't, see
    So they chose a dummy for a referee.
    A blind man went to see fair play,
    A dumb man went to shout "hooray!"

    A paralysed donkey passing by,
    Kicked the blind man in the eye,
    Knocked him through a nine inch wall,
    Into a dry ditch and drowned them all,

    A deaf policeman heard the noise,
    And came to arrest the two dead boys,
    If you don't believe this lie is true,
    Ask the blind man he saw it too!
    - Author unknown but probably a progressive

    If you are a biologically a man and identify as a woman; you are a hero to the progressives. Why shouldn't the same thing be true for a white woman who bravely identifies as a black woman?

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    1. Anonymous: When I was a kid, I loved that rhyme you shared--although I only knew the first and last stanzas.

      But I doubt that the author was a prog. He had too much of a sense of humor and irony.

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  10. Not to forget Ward Churchill who set his academic career on his claim to be Native American and gained a pulpit after 911.
    While we're at it, let's check The WH occupant's DNA and the identity of his parents.

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    1. Ward Churchill! Yes, I had mercifully forgotten him . . .

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  11. LIFE'S BUT A WALKING SHADOW, A POOR PLAYER
    THAT STRUTS AND FRETS HIS HOUR UPON THE STAGE
    AND THEN IS HEARD NO MORE: IT IS A TALE
    TOLD BY AN IDIOT, FULL OF SOUND AND FURY,
    SIGNIFYING NOTHING.
    WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/illiterate-teacher-doesnt-want-to-teach-works-of-dead-british-guy-shakespeare/ Excellent analysis, and critique, by Dan, also

    Thus, consequently, thanks to progressives ‘me, me, me,’ we have generations of youth and near youths, or “youts”, and addled adults, of little ability to think, or appreciate freedom, with little or no fear, and regard for fellow men, that eons of peoples have yearned for and suffered to scrape to attain, any measure they could of precious freedoms, always, through history, as the human condition………
    Jack

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  12. Not funny! Back in 1964, Cassius Clay said that he would "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee". He WANTED to say that he WAS a butterfly and he WAS a bee, but the patriarchal white power structure of the time were intolerant towards trans-speciesists.

    I don't make it up.

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  13. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3125889/Now-race-faker-Rachel-Dolezal-faces-claims-ART-WORK-plagiarized.html

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  14. Well, the politics of racial identity cause problems. I'm all for treating people fairly regardless of race [whatever that is, other than human], color, or national origin, although I think that the 1964 Civil Rights Act unfortunatley took us into an expansive and intrusive role for the federal government.

    But I will alway gnash my teeth on how a school system once gave me a lot of trouble because I told my son to mark two of the five flavor boxes concerning his racial identity. It was the most accurate and truthful response he could give (after all, his father is a Euro-American and his mother is of Far Eastern birth). Oh, no! You can only be one! Pfffffffthhhhhhhhlmmmmmmp!

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  15. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/16/ousted-spokane-naacp-head-sued-howard-u-for-discrimination-claiming-was-white/

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  16. the progressive creed is based on The Fake--fake rape statistics, fake gay marriage studies, fake gun studies, fake climate "science," fake nooses, fake voter id crisis, and now fake genetics. Fake controversies all around. There is nothing real about the creed, except the damage it does to the real world.

    The social fictions are an aspect of it. Thomas Sowell has remarked that what we call 'progressive' or 'liberal' would be the common opinions of articulate people (who are not the same thing as intelligent people).

    I think two aspects of the left's self concept are salient: of they themselves as a clerisy with the authority to invalidate common sense and common opinion, and of they themselves as school administrators empowered to suppress 'classroom disruption'. The disruption would be the viewpoints of their political opponents.

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