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‘Systemic Racism,’ Anarchy and Incipient Totalitarianism at University of Missouri

Posted on | November 10, 2015 | 133 Comments

The New Regime: Mob rule on the Missouri campus.

A frenzied student mob is now running the University of Missouri, having forced the abdication of university system president Tim Wolfe, while chancellor Bowen Loftin will “transition” to another job, the university board announced:

Today the board announced a series of initiatives to be implemented over the next 90 days to address the racial climate on its campuses, including:

  • A first-ever Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer will be appointed for the UM System. Accountability and metrics will be established for the position going forward;
  • A full review will be initiated of all UM System policies as they relate to staff and student conduct;
  • Additional support will be provided for students, faculty and staff who have experienced discrimination and disparate treatment.
  • Additional support will be provided for the hiring and retention of diverse faculty and staff;

Complete capitulation to the mob, basically. Robert Tracisnki at the Federalist tries to explain what happened at Missouri:

A helpful timeline of the case indicates that it started with two cases in which black students at Mizzou said they had racial epithets shouted at them, and one in which a swastika was scrawled on the wall of a bathroom in a university building. In all three of these cases, nobody knows who did it or why. But they were taken as proof of “systemic racism” at the university, and protesters howled for Wolfe’s resignation. Throughout the case, Wolfe issued condemnations of racism, acknowledgements of the justice of the protester’s cause, and apologies for not seeming to take them seriously enough — which, as we should know by now, are all the signs that he’s doomed and will eventually be forced to resign.
Wolfe was targeted, as one protest group put it, because he was “‘not completely’ aware of systemic racism, sexism, and patriarchy on campus.” I love the “not completely.” It reminds me of the old rule about totalitarian revolutions: first, you go after the counter-revolutionaries, then you go after the insufficiently enthusiastic. So Wolfe had to be removed for failing to show immediate and total compliance toward their political agenda.

You can read the whole thing. Tracinski’s point about the futility of Wolfe’s pandering — the apologetic, defensive stance signaling weakness, a prelude to surrender — tells us what to expect as a result of the board’s newfound commitment to “diversity” and “inclusion.” Henceforth, no heterosexual white males will be hired by the University of Missouri, and whenever any student complains of having “experienced discrimination and disparate treatment,” a scapegoat will be fired immediately to appease the Gods of Social Justice. A thorough purge of the faculty and administration is to be expected, and woe be unto anyone on campus who complains about this scorched-earth campaign of bloodthirsty vengeance to eliminate “systemic racism.”

Jim Hoft notes that one of the mob leaders spent five months as an intern to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. These young totalitarians represent the Progressive Future. The ranting campus mobs are expressing the zeitgeist of a dawning New Age of Intolerance that will suppress dissent and abrogate liberty in the name of Equality. Forcing the authorities into humiliating gestures of abject submission, these impudent student radicals have now imbibed the intoxicating spirit of Total Power and are likely to become lifelong addicts.

Commissars of the New Regime move to squelch any critical scrutiny:

After desperately trying to gin up media coverage of student protests at the University of Missouri, one of the school’s media professors is now furiously trying to “muscle” the press off campus to prevent them from covering student protests that rapidly spiraled out of control Monday. . . .
On Monday afternoon, activists who had demanded Wolfe’s resignation abruptly demanded that media stop covering their activities on the public campus of the taxpayer-funded university. At the center of those demands was Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media within Mizzou’s communications department. . . .
“You need to get out, you need to get out,” Melissa Click demanded of the person filming the protest. “You need to get out,” she continued before trying to grab the camera out of the videographer’s hands.
“I actually don’t,” the journalist told Click.
“Hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here,” the media professor then hysterically exclaimed to the assembled mob. “I need some muscle over here!”

What sort of scholarship does Professor Click pursue?

Her research interests center on popular culture texts and audiences, particularly texts and audiences disdained in mainstream culture. Her work in this area is guided by audience studies, theories of gender and sexuality, and media literacy. Current research projects involve 50 Shades of Grey readers, the impact of social media in fans’ relationship with Lady Gaga, masculinity and male fans, messages about class and food in reality television programming, and messages about work in children’s television programs.

She got her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a dissertation about the “commodification of femininity, affluence and whiteness in the Martha Stewart phenomenon.” A quote from pp. 57-58 of her dissertation:

Feminist scholarship, which investigates the social construction of gender and the ways in which power infiltrates the most intimate aspects of people’s lives, grew out of a critique of the foundations of “traditional” research. Reinharz (1992) traces the development of feminist scholarship in “Principles of Feminist Research” to the early 1970s when academia began feeling the effects of the social upheaval of the 1960s outside the Academy, and the critique of positivism in the social sciences inside the Academy. The feminist scholarship that emerged from the early 1970s was founded on a critique of the ways in which scientific discourses, far from being neutral and objective as regularly claimed, were biased, androcentric, ethnocentric and heterosexist and distorted the experiences of those under study. Feminist scholars argued that scientific research produced partial knowledge that worked as violence against non-dominant groups excluding them and silencing their voices. In this sense, feminist scholarship offered a revision, a transformation of academic knowledge that would encourage new ways of thinking about the processes and goals of theory and research.

Professor Click is engaged in “a transformation of academic knowledge” to end the “violence against non-dominant groups” perpetrated by traditional methods of research, which are “androcentric, ethnocentric and heterosexist” and thus invalid.

Taxpayers subsidize the universities where young people are indoctrinated by scholars like Professor Click. Do you need any further explanation for why lunatics are running the academic asylum and why dissent against the New Regime will soon be strictly prohibited?

UPDATE: It appears that assistant professor Melissa Click did not have tenure at the university, and the journalism faculty has voted to revoke her appointment. Good.



133 Responses to “‘Systemic Racism,’ Anarchy and Incipient Totalitarianism at University of Missouri”

  1. Daniel Freeman
    November 10th, 2015 @ 9:59 pm

    Normal black people aren’t as smart as liberals say, but they’re smarter than liberals think, and with one good leader they could turn on a dime.

  2. Daniel Freeman
    November 10th, 2015 @ 10:05 pm

    My theme song for 2016:

  3. Mike
    November 10th, 2015 @ 10:55 pm

    Carrot Top is a feminist media professor?

  4. theoldsargesays
    November 10th, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

    ” I’m hoping a similar phenomenon happens after the first black President.”

    Not me, I’m hoping it’ll happen after Obama.

  5. trangbang68
    November 11th, 2015 @ 12:37 am

    Gosh, I didn’t know Carrot Top’s twin sister was a professor. Maybe she could get a gig selling Vegimatics on late night tv.

  6. trangbang68
    November 11th, 2015 @ 12:39 am

    I want to be sedated.

  7. Finrod Felagund
    November 11th, 2015 @ 12:39 am

    I see what you did there.

  8. jakee308
    November 11th, 2015 @ 4:02 am

    Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s. (or that which they’ve abrogated to themselves.

    Time to acknowledge this and to stop providing subsidies for institutions which are inimical to the Constitution and our form of government.

    And Colleges and Univs can be defunded unlike Planned Parenthood.

  9. Powered by UNicorn flatulence
    November 11th, 2015 @ 8:18 am

    When academia joins forces with the enemy media and government (DOJ & the white house et al) to encourage more hate for whites you get institutional racism.
    Yeah, I am more than ready to discuss black racism as a bad thing (tired of black racism being treated like a good thing)

  10. Powered by UNicorn flatulence
    November 11th, 2015 @ 8:21 am

    “A first-ever Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer will be appointed for the UM System. Accountability and metrics will be established for the position going forward;”.
    There will be a head white people hater whose job it is to encourage hate for whites, deprive them of their rights and to make up race hoaxes regularly.
    Race hoaxes must be quantified to make sure there is a steady supply

  11. Powered by UNicorn flatulence
    November 11th, 2015 @ 8:31 am

    Community agitators?

  12. NeoWayland
    November 11th, 2015 @ 9:35 am

    I think it’s leaders they need, but otherwise I absolutely agree.

  13. Patrick Carroll
    November 11th, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

    I have a niece going to Amherst. Sigh.

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  15. Quartermaster
    November 11th, 2015 @ 8:14 pm

    The root of the problem is spiritual. And the seat of the problem is in people. The two are inseparable.

  16. NeoWayland
    November 11th, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

    Okay, we’ll tackle the metaphysics angle.

    I’m certain that these people do not have demonic hordes from realms infernal on speed dial, nor are they in direct contact with your Prince of Lies.

    I’m equally certain that there will not be a heavenly host to put right what once was wrong, and that you didn’t get marching orders directly from on high.

    The manifestation is human.

    The problem and the solution have to come through human choice.

  17. Quartermaster
    November 12th, 2015 @ 7:23 am

    You can be as “equally certain” as you like. Human choice, on the part of fallen men, has taken us to the point we are at. Human choice is going to take us much further on the spiral downward.

    Sinful man doesn’t need Satan on speed dial. Satan simply lays before man what he wants and likes. Man’s stupidity does the rest. As long as man refuses to acknowledge and follow God, then what you see now is what you will get, and far worse as evil consolidates.

    Anyone with the Knowledge of God, who has studied scripture knows what is coming next.

  18. Gunga
    November 12th, 2015 @ 9:09 am

    I never thought Carrot Top was funny, but why is he yelling at that kid?

  19. NeoWayland
    November 12th, 2015 @ 9:50 am

    “Human choice, on the part of fallen men, has taken us to the point we are at. Human choice is going to take us much further on the spiral downward.”

    Not even by your own beliefs. It’s about the choice. You think that man needs to “acknowledge and follow” your God. That’s still a choice.

    And that still doesn’t deal with the problem.

    Now you may want to give up on this world, but some folks still want to live here.

  20. Quartermaster
    November 12th, 2015 @ 12:20 pm

    I mentioned nothing about giving up on the world. That’s simply your tactic to dodge reality.

    And, it does deal with the problem described here. Alas, you’re simply unable to deal with the facts brought on by the fall. One of those facts is that sinful man does wish to acknowledge God because sinful man has no intention of doing other than what he wishes to do. Satan knows that and takes advantage of it.

    It’s all well and good you want to live here. I wish you luck in dealing with the problems from your superstitious position. Outside of God, man is anything but perfectible.

  21. NeoWayland
    November 12th, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

    There are times when I really think the Gnostic myth of Sophia explains an awful lot. Especially when I hear some Christians keep harping on the “Fall” and how man’s sin is constantly exploited by “Satan.”

    The problem is the Biblical Adversary was originally a Tester of Faith who always operated under the direct control of the Hebrew G*d.

    But of course, that couldn’t possibly be true, could it?

    Just as it couldn’t possibly be true that Man was intended to grow beyond his beginning and accept responsibility.

    And it couldn’t possibly be true that a human life would hinge on choices made.

    Could it?

  22. Quartermaster
    November 12th, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    Your lack of knowledge of scripture does you no credit. Isaiah 14 gives us the origin of Satan from Lucifer. he was not a tester of faith.

    For the rest, you need to read The book of Romans. man is not able to choose righteousness on his own. He can know about, but can’t just choose it because he wants to. Every fallen man is dead in trespass and sin before the Holy Spirit convicts of sin and enables repentance.

    There are two central events dealt with in scripture. The first was the fall of man, the second was Christ’s incarnation and making provision so that God could forgive sin. If you think Christians rant on the fall a lot, God does even more so as that is what separated man from his creator.

  23. NeoWayland
    November 12th, 2015 @ 6:05 pm

    You might want to reread Job. Then take another look at the temptation of the Christ in Matthew and Luke.

    By some interpretations, the testing of faith goes right back to the Garden of Eden story. Or do you really think that any creature in that garden would dare defy the creator god?

    Unless it wasn’t the creator god, which gets into the Gnostic stuff. I’m pretty sure that’s a place you don’t want to go.

    Anyway, even by your words, it’s still human choice. It makes sense to deal with the situation in the “Earthly sphere” rather than praying for deliverance from a supposed diabolical influence.

  24. Quartermaster
    November 12th, 2015 @ 6:32 pm

    I’ve read Job. And you have misread me, but that’s SOP for you. The second paragraph does not say what you want it to say.

    The fact remains, Lucifer did defy the creator God, that’s why he became Satan.

  25. NeoWayland
    November 12th, 2015 @ 6:58 pm

    You’re avoiding the obvious question. Granted, I didn’t spell it out.

    Why would your god allow defiance?

    Unless it really really really was about choice? Human choice.

  26. Quartermaster
    November 12th, 2015 @ 7:04 pm

    I’ve avoided nothing. Lucifer was not human. Man fell because Adam did choose to disobey God. The point you evade is the fact that man’s choices are no longer free. From Genesis 3 thru Revelation 22, that is a constant theme. Man’s choices are bound by the fact he is cut off from God and is bound by his sinful nature.

  27. NeoWayland
    November 13th, 2015 @ 7:21 am

    The choices were always free and remain so today. That’s the cornerstone of your doctrine.

    Otherwise faith and your god’s promises are exactly worthless.

    Don’t you see? According to your own beliefs, nothing happens without his will. Your faith is the choice that you make each and every day. It’s hardwired into reality.

    The only reason you have that choice is to exercise it.

  28. Darth Chipmunk
    November 13th, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

    Exacerbating the problem is the fraudulent notion that 4-year universities are the only path to success. My town needs competent tradesmen and business owners yet we ship our brightest off to college in another town to learn feminist theory, and I have to believe we’re not alone. Your children don’t need a degree to be a baker, restaurateur, plumber, butcher, electrician, etc., and there’s a very good living to be made.

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  30. Quartermaster
    November 13th, 2015 @ 5:01 pm

    I’ve said exactly the opposite of what you said, yet you’re telling me that what you stated is my doctrine. So glad to know you can’t read.

    You’re a living demonstration why I rarely talk theology with an infidel. You haven’t the slightest idea of what Christian Theology is, yet you have the conceit to attempt to lecture me about it. Frankly, a wise man would confine himself to what he knows, and let the chips fall where they may.

  31. NeoWayland
    November 13th, 2015 @ 6:41 pm

    It’s perfectly obvious you think it’s only choice if it’s done the way you approve. Choice will always include alternatives you don’t like. And there’s a fair chance that at least one of those choices will work better than anything you can imagine.

    I know this because that’s exactly how things have worked time and time again. I know because progress never comes from satisfaction. I know because it’s human nature to want something better and to keep trying.

    I know because you’ve given up on mankind while others still find it’s worth fighting for. We are our own worst enemy and we are our own best friend.

    The Divine design is literally the system. Our angels and demons are inside us. It’s our choice that brings them out.

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