Everygreen Identity Politics & Black Supremacy

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Everygreen Identity Politics & Black Supremacy

Post by deep state » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:28 pm

Anyone keeping up on this?



Not sure if the reason I used the phrase "black supremacy" will be clear from the above.

Maybe here:



Definitely here:


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Re: Everygreen Identity Politics & Black Supremacy

Post by C_D » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:55 am

Anyone keeping up on this?
Inasmuch that the continuing push for a race war in the US is shocking, to say the least.

I signed up for medium.com a few weeks ago and they send a daily reading digest recommended by editors, every day.

This was the top recommendation today - https://timeline.com/by-the-end-of-his- ... e177a8c87b

Incitement to violence, anyone? So many guns, so many bullets in the US - seems a shame to keep them locked in a strongbox when they could be put to good use...

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Re: Everygreen Identity Politics & Black Supremacy

Post by semper occultus » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:54 am

tangentially there was some good stuff on http://cannonfire.blogspot.co.uk/ on some of the dodgy characters involved in the Bernie Sanders campaign


Thursday, June 15, 2017
Yes, we SHOULD blame Bernie

As most of you know, I offered Sanders positive coverage when he began his campaign. (I was also quite disenchanted with Hillary.) Although I still support many of the things that the "Feel the Bern" crowd claims to stand for, I turned against the Sanders movement when I saw that it had degenerated into the worst kind of political cult. The followers of that cult became the mirror image of the Trumpers: Intolerant, intemperate, rabid, unthinking, rage-filled, ill-informed, deceptive, mendacious and simply vile.

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Re: Everygreen Identity Politics & Black Supremacy

Post by jakell » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:15 am

I think most people thought that the events at Evergreen this year were extreme enough to cause some soul searching and a dazed return to normality. That doesn't seem to be the case though and I'm seeing more of the same sort of thing here but this time presented as a baseline rather than a reaction to something. This is actually quite worrying as in Summer 2017 they stopped just short of a 'Lord of The Flies' situation, so this time we may see things metastasize further as there is no effective 'normality' to return to nor any effective authority to encourage things in that direction.

I've dipped casually into a few of Benjamin Boyce's videos and gather that he is an (ex?) Evergreen student which, as well as informing his insight, means he also has a personal angle which seems to emerge in his analysis via irony (sometimes hard to spot), so it's worth bearing in mind that his stuff is not 'dry'. This particular video may be important though as it marks the start of their new year of nuttiness which they for some reason see fit to coincide with the academic year. Applications have fallen by 5%, which seems small to me considering the events, so it seems there will still be a good amount of normies for the crazies to feed upon, plus a framework of normality (if it stands) for them to chip away at and bemoan while it simultaneously supports them.
Benjamin here remarks on the mysterious 80 people who have been 'disciplined' plus the lack of much evidence of this.. I'm pretty sure that is Jamil (black guy, bleached hair, denim shorts) dancing behind that bench at 0:05, possibly with some of his "Love You" acolytes.. if he is still around then there appears to be no logic to the adminstration's action. One small change is that he is not taking a leadership role at this particular point and that seems uncharacteristic, I suspect he is one that bides his time.



I'm noticing the word 'cult' crop up a lot more in relation to this sort of stuff, possibly a good concept to keep in mind as things develop, and not just at Evergreen.

In addition to Benjamin Boyce, we also have a peek into the administration side via Bret Weinstein. Although he's lost out by opting to take damages, he's avoided being entrenched in a worsening hellhole. Here he is in a current video with Matt Christiansen talking of the events in general but also giving a bit of insight into the administration's role which seems combine submissiveness (even humiliation) with a degree of control, suggesting that a longer game might be being played.

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Re: Everygreen Identity Politics & Black Supremacy

Post by jakell » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:58 pm

The following article is from a current Evergreen student magazine 'POC Talk' and is gone through in depth in a video by Benjamin Bryce "Evergreen's version of journalistic integrity".

There's nothing particularly new in the language used, it's mostly condemnation of Bret Weinstein, how he apparently caused the entire clusterfuck, and bemoaning the fact that he received any damages at all. There is one particular phrase that strikes me though and I haven't really seen it before, and that is "white fragility".

This seems to me a sneaky phrase in that it is (calculatingly?) double-edged. Up till now we have heard all about white privilege, power and white aggression etc, thus keeping the victim narrative at least consistent. Now though it seems that (apparent) weakness, submission and/or withdrawal are also deserving of condemnation and ridicule, it seems you are damned if you do and damned if you don't, which makes me sympathise with the white folks who still hang around with these people hoping to do the right thing.
I've also heard the opinion that 'white silence'** is as unwelcome as 'white speech', apparently this is also taking advantage of a privilege.
The relief of Brett Weinstein and Heather Heyings’ resignation was accompanied by the hardest of eye rolls following the news of the $500,000 settlement they will be receiving. As POC, the settlement reminds us that the damage and trauma that has been inflicted upon our community by a combination of ignorance and negligence has deep and empty pockets. Normally in POC Talk I do not take the time to address white people but this time due to the cathartic nature of this letter, I am making an exception.
This situation is a great learning opportunity, for the White community that rallied around Brett as a “good guy,” who “isn’t racist” (read: morally or personally bad), something better explained by Peggy Mcintosh, white feminist and anti-racist activist and scholar when she says, “I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.”

Brett is the definition of white privilege and fragility—the fear and “danger” he and his wife felt they were exposed to was only the slightest sliver of what POC deal with on an almost daily basis. The fear they were experiencing is not unique or even new to those of us who face backlash by fact of our mere existence. None of this is to deny the legitimacy of their fear, but instead to point out the privilege there is in being able to make the decision to place yourself in a space of vulnerability by publicly expressing opinions and ideas. This authority over the way people will treat you is what makes Brett and Heather the textbook definition of white fragility and privilege.

White fragility, a term I was recently accused of “creating,” is defined as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.”
The White woman and scholar who actually created the term, Robin DiAngelo, explains that this fragility arises out of “a social environment that protects and insulates them [White people] from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress.”

Brett’s class had to be moved for fear of angry protesters interrupting it while my class and many, many others had to be held in a park and the school had to be evacuated for fear of being shot. While people talked about these two things as if they were equivalent, being yelled at and being threatened with death are obviously not comparable. Obvious that is, unless the former is being faced by a Privileged White man and scared white women. Privileged white men and scared white woman have been our deaths for centuries and this case put us in no less danger. Ask my fellow students, friends and faculty who received an onslaught of death threats. Black and Brown people had to avoid campus, miss classes, leave their jobs, and, in some cases, even move their entire lives and families because of death threats and doxxing, because of fear of being murdered, because of organized groups who would see us exterminated.

Dear White Liberals let me be blatantly clear: all this is directly tied to Mr. Weinstein’s TV appearances, the massive Alt-Right following his Thiel Capital executive brother’s possesses and the dangerous ignorance of “tolerant liberalism,” that can see the storming of our school by Alt- Right groups and death threats to students, staff, and faculty as equal to a group of students yelling at a faculty member.
This is classic white fragility, the inability to deal with the fact that maybe you are not the authority when it comes to issues of race and that your personal opinion isn’t only not needed but in the long run doesn’t really matter. It’s laughable that he thinks he should be entitled to $500,000, much less the almost $4 million they originally attempted to get because a group of student yelled at him. PoC, LGBTQIA+, disabled and other minority groups face harassment on an almost daily basis, it’s horrible and it’s traumatizing but ain’t nobody going to pay us $500,000 to deal with it.

Our work environments are hostile, our personal relationships are traumatizing, academia is a hotbed of racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic garbage and Brett is example #1. As minorities we do not have the privilege to believe that we could be rewarded $500,000 for getting up every day to deal with white supremacy. We don’t deserve subjugation but we expect it, Brett does not deserve $500,000 but we expect him to get it. The system works flawlessly and the obfuscation from the white liberals eyes is all a meticulously crafted part of the plan. Black and Brown people deserve reparations and respect but we know we won’t get it because we are not a middle aged, college educated, White man with the money, time, and experience to bring a lawsuit against the people who oppose us. Brett is the epitome of what we are fighting against, not just the Neo-nazis in the streets but the “well meaning” highly educated freedom of speech liberals who would see us murdered in an attempt to offer tolerant free speech to the hateful among us. Brett is a reminder that even would-be or self-identified allies may be dangerous when they reclaim the power they have always had. The fact that Brett is in fact a jewish person shows how the concept of Whiteness is ever changing and morphing, giving and taking privilege to fit its own purposes. Brett holds true to form when we think of how capitalism, White supremacy and classism intertwine to keep each other standing.

So after almost one full year of anxiety-provoking coverage of Brett’s antics I am proud to say, Good bye, Good riddance, so long, farewell, See ya next never! I am 100% sure you will take your disparaging tour on the road in an attempt to not only further place students of color in danger but to keep reveling in that sweet, sweet alt-right fame you appear to have gotten a taste for. I hope your “liberal” mindset was more appreciated at the Ayn Rand Institute hosted “Are We Killing Free Speech?” event you spoke at on the 19th.
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ETA ** It appears to be from this article, Bryce's video probably made me think of a different source: from above "... behaviours such as argumentation, silence and leaving the stress-inducing situation..". Bret Weinstein would be guilty of all these and no doubt others could be cooked-up too (George Bridges' hand movements come to mind)

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Re: Everygreen Identity Politics & Black Supremacy

Post by jakell » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:55 am

Some good digging and (verbal) documenting done by Boyce here. This sort of analysis is my own preferred route for unpicking a complex situation, ie the tracing of trends back to a significant point of origin (I say "significant" because one can keep travelling backwards and backwards if one is not focused).
There are other methods of analysis and the above is not the only one.

Most of the this video dwells upon the emotional/ideological (for I believe these two coalesce in equal measure here) underpinnings of what was to come, using a chain of emails between a small group of people. The term 'White Fragility' keeps jumping out at me and I think Boyce stresses this slightly too and continues to impress me as a wonderfully weaponised phrase ie, it fills a space in the arsenal that contains 'White Supremacy' and 'White Privilege' and works in conjunction with them - a subtle 'force multiplier'.



Those who wish to forego the underpinnings can skip to 29:15 where Boyce indicates and links to initial actions that give birth to what followed. Without actions and activists this would all remain in the abstract world and I see similarities between the mobs at Evergreen and those who were trying to bring down Jordan Peterson, plus those who protested Milo and Ben Shapiro at Berkeley and those who turned out for Richard Spencer recenty at UF (I know there are other examples).
Some will say that all mobs are alike, and superficially this is so, but these ones seem to share a (calculated?) well-balanced concoction of focus and vagueness, just enough to hold them together but not enough that they question continued bad behaviour.

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