Kafkatrapping

Locutus
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One very notable pathology is a form of argument that, reduced to essence, runs like this: “Your refusal to acknowledge that you are guilty of {sin,racism,sexism, homophobia,oppression…} confirms that you are guilty of {sin,racism,sexism, homophobia,oppression…}.”

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so below, regarding left wing shenanigans we've already heard about and these too, their latest efforts at becoming un-mad, un-Trumped, or something.



Fashionable Malice

Via the comments, Spiny Norman steers us to another ‘progressive’ initiative (external - login to view):


The University of Cincinnati is sponsoring a workshop on “white fragility” and “white tears” this semester… “White fragility,” as defined by a paper in the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, “is 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 behaviours such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviours, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.”


In the spirit of reciprocity, I’ll attempt an alternative, and perhaps more realistic, definition. “White fragility” is the unremarkable fact that people by and large don’t like being slandered as racists and then assigned with some pretentious collective guilt, the supposed atonement for which requires deference to actual racists and predatory hokum merchants.


As Hippogryph notes in the comments, the official definition of “white fragility” looks an awful lot like Kafkatrapping (external - login to view), a dishonest and pathological manoeuvre, a form of emotional bullying, in which the denial of an unproven and insulting accusation is instantly seized upon (external - login to view) as damning confirmation of said accusation. The object being to inculcate pretentious guilt via some notional group association (external - login to view), making a person feel somehow responsible for the actions of others, even strangers long dead, over whom he or she has zero influence. It’s an attempt to induce a profound unrealism, and thereby compliance (external - login to view).



In light of which, we could parse the official definition of “white fragility” a little further:


These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear…


Or, put another way: “How dare you be annoyed by our slandering? How dare you question our motives as anything other than benign?”


...and behaviours such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation.


Or, “How dare you talk back and draw attention to our question-begging? How dare you not want to remain in the presence of people who wish to do you psychological harm?”


I’m paraphrasing, of course.


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University Of Cincinnati To Hold White Tears Workshop | The Daily Caller (external - login to view)
 
Johnnny
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Sounds like the niche that BLM tries to exploit. Good read
 
Locutus
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yep. required reading.


there are four lights.
 
mentalfloss
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People already know racists won't acknowledge their racIsm.

They are rightfully shamed to be revealed to everyone else.

Just like you.
Last edited by mentalfloss; Feb 15th, 2017 at 07:54 AM..
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

People already know

implied all-inclusive bullsh!t is implied.

you're fooling no one with your prog-speak cuck.

more likely two people. you and your barista.
 
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