Being Student Commissars for Fun and Profit

Sunday, May 21, AD 2017

 

 

 

 

This has raised a firestorm:

 

The University of Arizona is paying students $10 per hour to assume the responsibilities of “Social Justice Advocates.”

 

According to an online job description, Social Justice Advocates, or SJAs for short, “will be responsible for instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues,” such as setting up “bulletin boards in the halls” and hosting “social justice modules once a month for the RAs.”

 

Successful applicants will be expected to “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff” in addition to hosting bi-semesterly “Real Talks” with dorm residents.

 

“The position also aims to increase understanding of one’s own self through critical reflection of power and privilege, identity and intersectionality, systems of socialization, cultural competency, and allyship as they pertain to the acknowledgement, understanding, and acceptance of differences,” the job description elaborates, noting that the ultimate goal of the position is to “increase a student staff member’s ability to openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.”

 

Notably, SJAs are paid an hourly rate of $10, and are expected to work an average of 15 hours per week, meaning students who fill the position can expect to make about $150 per week for promoting “inclusive communities through positive interactions.”

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9 Responses to Being Student Commissars for Fun and Profit

  • Excellent video. This last week a training course was being delivered to 20+ somethings and will be continuing all this next week. The subject matter is regulatory driven, yet without exception these young people all recently graduated from Academia with either the basic BS degree or an advanced degree (a few with an MS and one with a PhD) are liberal leftsts. Conversations on break or in the hallway easily reveal this to be the case. These people are completely consumed with the idiocies of anthropogenic global warming, gender as a spectrum, social justice as morality, feminism as female equality in function, etc. One must tread very carefully in this mine field. There was in fact an incident (not caused by the instructor) where a Manager had a talk with the students of that class about diversity and inclusivity and tolerance. Fathom that sort of thing having to be done in a course devoted strictly to scientific nuclear regulations.

    I hate, loathe, abhor, detest, despise, and hold in utter disdain and contempt liberal progressive feminist leftism. Not the person holding those views (often because of brain washing in college), but the ideology itself. The person needs serious prayer.

  • Isn’t that just like demented liberals (redundant for clarity)? Isn’t that akin remaking college campuses into re-education/indoctrination centers?

    Anyhow, It’s time spit on one’s hands, to hoist the black flag, and begin to repudiate the fabricated/fictional moral and fake intellectual supremacy, which have always been lies.

    Their caricatures of “social justice” represent collective guilt and punishment, which is injustice. Individuals only can be praised or punished for the good or evils they did.

  • The faculty don’t have the stones to put these characters out of business, because faculty are fundamentally other-directed people and making a stink about these sorts of patronage programs is status-lowering. The trustees don’t have the stones to put an end to this because they’re generally negligent and hollow at nearly every institution. The institution needs a good financial crunch at which point some of these zero-marginal-product positions may disappear.

  • I know that this will make some people”s heads explode but this sounds like Ayn Rand’s semi auto-biographical novel ” We the living “. I recounted her experiences going to university just after the Russian revolution. Whatever you may think about her philosophy it provides with a rather bleak is accurate picture of the future if we continue on the road we are on now .

  • It is the ten dollars and hour for being a good citizen. Virtues cannot be bought or paid for and citizenship or patriotism is a virtue exercised for the common good.

  • One well written law allowing future employers to reject any student whose resume includes attending any university that tramples upon free speech ought to do the job.

  • Don L & Mary De Voe…..Amen!

  • ne well written law allowing future employers to reject any student whose resume includes attending any university that tramples upon free speech ought to do the job.

    They can do that now. What sort of people end up as trustees? Corporate executives and lawyers, that’s who. The President of the Duke Board of Trustees while Richard Brodhead was revealing himself to the world to be a weasel with terrible judgment was Robert Steel, later CEO of Wachovia and a subcabinet officer in George W. Bush’s Treasury department. It’s doubtful these types give a rip about this, not when they’re acting as trustees, not when they’re acting as recruiters, and not when they’re selecting places for their youngsters to study.

    These incidents are pus. They tell us the patient is facing a severe infection.

  • Hegel is rather good on the politics of virtue: “Virtue is here a simple abstract principle and distinguishes the citizens into two classes only—those who are favourably disposed and those who are not. But disposition can only be recognized and judged of by disposition. Suspicion therefore is in the ascendant; but virtue, as soon as it becomes liable to suspicion, is already condemned.”

    He reminds us that “Robespierre set up the principle of virtue as supreme, and it may be said that with this man virtue was an earnest matter.”

Totalitarian Tolerance

Friday, May 13, AD 2016

 

Language advisory for the video.  Orwell saw this coming long ago:

At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is ‘not done’ to say it, just as in mid-Victorian times it was ‘not done’ to mention trousers in the presence of a lady. Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.

Scratch a Social Justice Warrior, and a Grand Inquisitor will emerge.

 

 

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  • Thanks for mentioning Orwell. Double Think and 2+2=5 has been very much on my mind of late.

  • Troubling times.
    I work with many millennials, mostly females that are nursing students, and the concept of God is nothing more than a hindrance to their fast track to happiness. I’m dismayed.
    Parents are not guiding their children. “My parents didn’t want to influence my decision in religious matters,” was a reply from one. “They wanted me to choose to believe or not.”

    So. As an old saying goes; “When you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.”
    Enter 1984.

    I slowly plant the seeds with these soon to be LPN’s and RN’s. They witness the bedside manner of a practicing Catholic who consoles and prays for the exhausted elder who is near death. They see for themselves the gratitude that these tired souls try to express. They hear prayers they have never heard before, these young women, and they consider God.
    This is not for ego boost, but it is a reality.

    The temperature of the Bernie Sanders Water is perfect for these young minds that have limited thirst for history or religion.

    Our challenge is to love.
    When they see Christian love in action they might just search further this ideal, this God, this suffering servant we know as Christ.

  • I no longer use my real name when posting publicly because of this. I was once employed by a large internatiional corporation that did work in nuclear, aircraft, locomotive, fossil energy, and healthcare. I publicly criticized embryonic stem cell research as a matter of Catholic principle. That company’s heathcare division did a great deal of business in such research and donated money to Planned Parenthood. I was told that my political beliefs did not reflect company values. So now I use a pseudonym to give my present company plausible deniability that what I write reflects on it.

  • “My parents didn’t want to influence my decision in religious matters,” was a reply from one. “They wanted me to choose to believe or not.”

    Translation:

    1. Mom and Dad were atheists.

    2. Mod and Dad really liked to sleep in Sunday mornings.

    3. Mom and Dad were liberals and they made sure to force feed that to me as my religion.

    4. Mom hooked up with my bio Dad once and since then I have had many Dads who drift in and out of Mom’s life.
    5. I can barely read a comic book let alone the Bible!
    6. Commitment to anything is not big on my agenda, at least until my biological clock begins ticking a lot louder than currently.
    7. I really like sleeping in on Sunday mornings.
    8. Christians are devils, at least that is what my professors have told me.
    9. If I became a Christian I have to stop sleeping around?
    10. Selfishness is not a virtue?

  • Don.

    It’s pathetic.
    It’s what we have to work with.
    It’s our mission field and it’s next door, the café, the gym, the library.

    This however is our crown of glory.
    If we choose to engage and through our lives help just one or two to come to the Truth, then we have accomplished much.

    It’s good to know who has them, for now, but he is weak and he can not win. He is afraid of us. He hates us. We have power and authority over him, and we will take back what belongs to God.

  • Again, a view of the workers-paradise now unleashed in Venezuela, this from yesterday, May 13th, a riot of over 5000 people searching for food, many injured, some killed:

    http://www.infowars.com/scenes-from-the-venezuela-apocalypse-countless-wounded-after-5000-loot-supermarket-looking-for-food/
    .

Orwellian Original Sin

Saturday, February 6, AD 2016

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Stephanie S. at The Right Geek has some interesting thoughts on Social Justice Warriors, and what a pretentious term that is, and Original Sin.

 

 

The SJW’s version of Original Sin does not apply to everyone equally. If you’re white, you’re more guilty than a “person of color.” If you’re straight, you’re more guilty than someone who is gay. If you are “comfortable” with your “assigned gender,” you’re more guilty than someone who is trans. If you’re a man, you’re more guilty than a woman. The list goes on and on. And because identity is “intersectional,” the formulae are even more intricate than the above binaries would suggest; indeed, you basically have to sit down and explicitly rack up your “victim points” to figure out just how much sin you have to expiate. The higher your point total, the less you are required to examine yourself, purge your hidden hatreds, and control your own behavior. Thus, a white, heterosexual, “cis-male” is the lowest of scum and must flagellate himself constantly to make up for it…
 … while someone who is black, “pansexual,” and “genderfluid” is free to be as vicious and as abusive as “they” like — because, of course, “they’re” obviously “punching up.”

The SJW’s worldview is not only byzantine in its complexity; it’s also protean in its application. Just when you think you’ve finally figured it out, the SJW pulls a Lucy with her football and goes off to change the ground rules. Consider the issue of “representation.” The most reputable studies indicate that, for example, somewhere between two to six percent of the population is gay. It stands to reason, then, that in order to truly “represent the world as it is,” my writer friends should make sure that two to six percent of the characters they create are gay. Right? Right? Nope — not in SJW Land! For the SJW, the fact that gay people have appeared in virtually every modern television program that I’ve ever watched – and often in very visible roles – still does not satisfy. As John Trent reports today at The Federalist, she wants already established characters – like Captain America – to hop onto the rainbow bandwagon. And I suspect she’d find other reasons to complain even if Steve did get himself a boyfriend because, for the SJW, there is no endgame — no final objective she can clearly define.

The “social justice” movement, in short, is not True and Beautiful; instead, it has all the earmarks of an evil power grab. And as I’ve said many times before, we shouldn’t stand for it.   

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  • The Left is a machine for seizing and retaining power.
    .
    That observation, courtesy of Anthony DeMarco on the neoreactionary podcast Ascending the Tower tells you all you need to know about the Left. They will say and do anything to gain advantage or maintain their hold on power. Yesterday, rape was the worst threat facing women in the West; today, you’re probably a right-wing racist for wanting women to be able to walk the streets safely at night. Yesterday, the ideal was a color-blind society; today, woe betide you if you fail to display the most exquisite sensitivity to the “lived experience” of “people of color”.
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    In short, they have no principles whatsoever, and they have a complete disregard for intellectual consistency. If today it serves their interests to insist that black is white, and tomorrow that black is green, they will do so without the least sense of shame and with a moralizing fervor that would make a Salafist imam blush.

  • It also has a reverse baptism– traitors to their (victim group) are as low as the lowest.
    You are a traitor if you don’t do what they believe is right for your victim group– for example, a pro-life woman is a traitor. A black man who works hard and succeeds, or who won’t blame others when he fails, is a traitor. Pro-gun-rights homosexual, ditto. (Guns can be OK, if it’s a matter of arming the less-guilty to kill the conservative white guys and the traitors.)

  • Also, the left is a religion. Anybody that disagrees is a heretic. The left could teach a thing or two to the Spanish Inquisition.
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    I’m most grievously guilty on all counts. Make the most of it, girls.