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Friday, February 03, 2012

Preparing for Pogroms

Consider the following:

Arizona’s state ban on ethnic studies—in HB 2281—took effect January 1, and states that no classes can be taught that “promote the overthrow of the United States government; promote resentment toward a race or class of people; are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group; advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”

The first clause that no class be taught which promotes the overthrow of the government makes perfect sense. So also the second clause will not find many opponents.
Then we arrive at the third clause which states no classes may be taught that are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group, which is full totalitarianism, and embraces the great oppressors of ethnic groups throughout history: the instigators of pogroms and genocide, who deny human rights to people of a "different" ethnicity.
The last clause which forbids classes advocating ethnic solidarity instead of treatment of pupils as individuals is grossly pernicious, and forms the slippery slope to the day when the local governments would forbid any public expression of speech advocating any form of solidarity not approved by the State.

Ethnicity is not itself forgotten, but can not be taught; it is the genetics which dare not speak its name. The dominant elite will never at some future time "forget" the distinctions between ethnic groups, they will not forget the characteristics which make them different - and "better" - than other ethnic groups, particularly ethnic groups that are impotent to prevent the elite from destroying their sense of history.

By forbidding differentiation, the State is actually enforcing it. This has been the dynamics throughout History, whether in Tsarist Russia or in Ireland, where the governed peoples had their ethnicity sacrificed to some greater good... and that greater good was illusory, because a Gypsy would never become a Grand Duke, and Paddy would never have tea with the King or Queen.

Statutes against ethnic awareness are one-way, and are directed against the expression of ethnicity by the powerless, while leaving the prejudices of the ruling class untouched.

Such laws seem to forbid any Jewish Zionist literature, such as Theodor Herzl,  and may well be used to forbid groups such as the Amish by their focusing on their background as immigrants from the Palatinate in Germany or their connection to the Swiss at the time of their emigration. Furthermore, the Amish emphasis on Community rather than on Individualism will single them out for special attention by the Thought Police.
These examples will easily find increase, and this augmentation of the roll-call of the forbidden will turn and condemn those who enacted such laws as unfit to hold office.

Governor Brewer should be the first to be impeached, and she should be followed in rapid order by everyone else who is responsible for this crime.

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