The list of terms that the DIE (“Diversity,” “Inclusion,” and “Equity”) industry has manipulated into a specialist meaning that is quite different than the meanings it knows people will assume of them is now quite substantial and familiar: “racism” means “systemic racism,” which doesn’t even require a single racist person or intention, “anti-racism” is some kind of cultish commitment to a lifelong process of activism outlined by these very consultants, “hate speech” is that which disagrees with the consultants’ views of how to “help” people it has defined into perpetual “marginalization” and “oppression,” and “privilege” is whatever quasi-spiritual force that makes a white homeless drug addict whose mental illness is driving him to the brink of suicide richer than Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and Barack Obama all put together. And even here, in the specialist jargon, is a kind of cruel and abusive manipulation: What are you, stupid? Don’t you even know the definition of “racism”?!
June 28, 2020
The Diversity Delusion
[Via daughter Jaime.
The infestation of the corporate world by those who would dictate the very thoughts we are allowed to have is increasing. We have passed through the gate into Animal Farm where some animals are more equal than other animals and just around the corner is The Gulag Archipelago.