You can help knock down America’s system of privilege

All oppressive systems require support from the majority to operate. Elizabeth Warren has shown how to break American’s. Each of us can do our part without cost or risk. Let’s act now. These systems only grow worse and more entrenched over time. {Also – did you read yesterday’s post: The Democrats will open the borders & make a New America.}

“How ready these men are to be slaves.”
— Tiberius in The Annals: The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero by Tacitus (AD 20-22). Let’s prove him wrong.

Civil disobedience

When asked on government and corporate forms for your gender, mark “other.” We are told that gender is both fluid and a social construct.

Almost all Americans have some ancestry of a minority group. A study by 23andMe found that the average “European-Americans” has 1.4% other ancestry (see the delicately written NYT article). I am one-quarter West African (like Senator Warren, it is not obvious from my appearance). Like Senator Warren, let’s use the traditional “one drop rule” to determine if you belong to a racial or ethnic minority. Get a 23andMe Personal Genetic DNA Test. When asked about your race and ethnicity, pick the one drop that you feel the most empathy with at that moment in time.

Aggressively pursue scholarships and other opportunities available for “special” groups. Rachel McKinnon  (a man, genetically) is a path-breaker for us all. While some sports leagues require low testosterone levels to compete as women, there are many opportunities that have no requirements for objective tests of your gender, race, or ethnicity. Pick whichever categories feel right for you at that moment (or use the “one drop rule”).

Rachel McKinnon
Rachel McKinnon is the “woman” in the center. From @RachelVMcKinnon on Twitter, via Cycling News.

Wise advice from the past

“The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade.
— Hannah Arendt in Crises of the Republic: Thoughts on Politics and Revolution (1969).

Excerpt from On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.
By Henry David Thoreau (1849).

“In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgement or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs.

“Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens. Others – as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders – serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as the rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God. A very few – as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men — serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it. …

“This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of the danger and grievance on the one side, and of the probability and expense of redressing it on the other. …

“What is the price of an honest man and patriot today? They hesitate, and they regret, and sometimes they petition; but they do nothing in earnest and with effect. They will wait, well disposed, for other to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret.”

Wise words by Martin Luther King, Jr. in his autobiography.

“Here, in this courageous New Englander’s refusal to pay his taxes and his choice of jail rather than support a war that would spread slavery’s territory into Mexico, I made my first contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance. Fascinated by the idea of refusing to cooperate with an evil system, I was so deeply moved that I reread the work several times.

“I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. As a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest. The teachings of Thoreau came alive in our civil rights movement; indeed, they are more alive than ever before.

“Whether expressed in a sit-in at lunch counters, a freedom ride into Mississippi, a peaceful protest in Albany, Georgia, a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, these are outgrowths of Thoreau’s insistence that evil must be resisted and that no moral man can patiently adjust to injustice.”

Conclusion

“Lay down true principles and adhere to them inflexibly. Do not be frightened into their surrender by the alarms of the timid, or the croakings of wealth against the ascendency of the people.”
— Letter by Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval (1816).

We have the rare opportunity to take effective action, of a small kind, to knock down America’s Nazi-like system of racial and ethnic tracking and preferences. Let’s take it seriously and so knock it down.

For More Information

Recommended: “Toward a Theory of Revolution” by James C. Davies (Prof of Sociology & Political Science, U OR) in American Sociological Review, February 1962. This introduces many Americans to de Tocqueville’s great work, The Old Regime and the French Revolution.

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Why civil disobedience is necessary: We are alone in the defense of the Republic.

If we need larger-scale activities: How to stage effective protests in the 21st century.

On Halloween rebel against the PC police by wearing an incorrect costume.

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See the text about resistance to the regime

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.

By Henry David Thoreau (1849).

Thoreau says  that individuals should not allow their consciences to atrophy, or let to governments overrule their moral sense. Each of us has a duty to resist such things, or the government will make them agents of injustice.

Today Thoreau’s logic applies just as well to the mega-corporations that rule the lives for most Americans.

 

9 thoughts on “You can help knock down America’s system of privilege

  1. I’m 1/16th Native American, which means my mother, her father, and most certainly his mother, could have claimed tribal affiliation by the rules of that NA nation. Except my mother and my grandfather had no desire to do so. It’s not blood, it’s culture. So the one drop or the other 99 drops fell to the white shitlord culture that has never given anything to the world except the Western Culture of Science, Philosophy, Art, and Literature which has exceeded all the other cultures. I have no understanding of why they chose the European. Me, I had no choice.

    Thoreau also said in that essay of On the Duty of Civil Disobedience “Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.” A clear repudiation of urban life at that time, which sought the opposite. He also said in On a Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers “Why should not our whole life be actually thus fair and distinct? All our lives want a suitable background…” (my favorite line from when I read Thoreau) and that was also a repudiation of what he saw as urban life. “Walden, or a Life in the Woods” is so far from this blog that no connection can be made without separating quotes from the context. Thoreau wrote against his times, his successor in the 20th century is Edward Abbey. Take care with picking quotes. Thoreau stood against most of what you likely believe in.

    I understand the use, but I don’t understand the abuse, of Thoreau. Tiberius, OTH, may be the perfect choice…

  2. RaymondbyEllis,

    Yes, identity politics ends in racialism, the ascription of magical powers to so called racial origins and makeup, which are thought to have major influence on culture of individuals. The concept of cultural appropriation belongs here as well.

    Same thing with gender. She’s a tomboy. probably so. But no, she is not confused about her gender identity, there are more ways of being normally female than your diagnosis admits, and being a bit of a tomboy is one of them.

    People tie themselves in knots over this trying to avoid stereotyping on the one hand, and unconsciously rushing into it on the other.

    As you say, culture is what matters, and its not a matter of ‘blood’.

  3. One little, two little, three little Indians. Four little, four little, five little, six little Indians……..

    Warren is a fraud and looks like a cross between Janet Reno and Ichabod Crane.

  4. Civil disobedience. Now that’s a thought.
    If ever taken seriously, it’s a Pandora’s Box with unpredictable consequences. For it to work the underlying society must still possess common sense, to take up the slack when the letter of the law is bent beyond recognition.

  5. To add to my previous comment about german model of unions. I think workers should all be shareholders in the company since the company ultimately answers to them

    1. info,

      I don’t know about ownership. But putting union officials on the Board mutes the antagonism and produces better communication with management.

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