The clarion call from the north should be of great concern to all. After teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd wisely recorded her encounter with a disciplinary committee, the mask has finally slipped from the tawdry nests of Neo-Marxist thought in our schools.
Like a particularly bad movie in which the protagonist’s brother was the bad guy all along, America is waking up to reality. Those who claim to be on the right side of history are subversive fiends.
“This is like neutrally playing a speech from Hitler.” - Nathan Rambukkana, Assistant Professor (Communication Studies) Wilfrid Laurier University.
If you are a parent of a student and their major is any subject that has the suffix 'Studies', be concerned. Media Studies, Gender Studies, Communication Studies- it's a very good indicator that what your child is experiencing is indoctrination, not education. Since the fall of Communism as a legitimate system of government, the acolytes of Marxist thought have ramped up their efforts to take control of society in other ways. Through the works of Critical Theorists like Herbert Marcuse, these professors have applied the lens of Marxism to the entirety of Western Civilization.
It is through one of these lenses that Bill C-16 of the Canadian Parliament has been viewed and subsequently used as a tool to abuse a graduate student. A student whose only crime has been to transgress the proper conduct of a Neo-Marxist ideologue-in-training. In a series of events that only prove Dr. Jordan Peterson correct in his concerns about this bill, this legislation has been instantly used for the most heinously corrupt purposes.
Dr. Jordan Peterson. The U of T prof at the center of a media frenzy because of his public declaration that he will not use pronouns, such as "they," to recognize 'non-binary' genders.
The enactment also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda set out in that Act to any section of the public that is distinguished by gender identity or expression and to clearly set out that evidence that an offence was motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on gender identity or expression constitutes an aggravating circumstance that a court must take into consideration when it imposes a sentence.
This is the summary of Bill C-16, which contends that existing hate crime laws be extended to protect gender identity. We could argue, as Dr. Peterson has at length, that this bill is unnecessary and authoritarian in nature. From the word of the law, this is perspective is hard to ratify; but, as ever with the well-intentioned actions of liberals, the realities of their bien-pensant works are swiftly corrupted.
This brings us to Wilfrid Laurier University and Lindsay Shepherd. Imagine, a university environment where when presenting both sides of a topic you become a bigot.
“You have to think about the kind of teaching climate that you are creating- and these arguments are counter to the Canadian Human Rights Code.” - Nathan Rambukkana
This is the position of Mr. Rambukkana, that merely by playing four minutes of a television show that was broadcast on Canadian state TV, you break the law. Only a fool could believe this, but fools count among their number the most dangerous ideologues, too. Bill C-16 does not allow Mr. Rambukkana to persecute innocent teaching assistants. Bill C-16 does not forbid the appearance of Dr. Jordan Peterson, on television, on the radio, in person, or in spirit.
As we have seen, this does not matter to Neo-Marxists like Mr. Rambukkana. Despite a mealy-mouthed apology from Rambukkana and a non-committal statement from Vice-Chancellor Deborah MacLatchy, nothing will change. Reading these statements you see the words of people who are only apologizing for being caught. Rambukkana, incidentally, has published papers on the sexual adventures of television characters and Taking the Leather Out of Leathersex: The Implications of an Internet-mediated Sadomasochistic Public Sphere for Subcultural Identity Formation. Let no-one doubt that this man is a serious intellectual concerned only with the pressing matters affecting society today.
Thus exposed for what they are- a neo-Marxist indoctrination factory- Wilfrid Laurier are forced to issue non apologies that are pacifiers to the public. Little more than a stop gap tactic while the controversy all blows over and the news cycle moves on. The University will continue as normal, whatever that means to a school where failing to pray at the altar of intersectional theory is grounds for an inquest into your character.
A rapid reframe is therefore taking place, from other angles. The hierarchy proclaims their willingness to do better, meanwhile the Sturmabteilung foot soldiers swing into action. While the actual victim of this witch hunt (that's Lindsay Shepherd, in case anyone had forgotten) is blackballed by her faculty and peers, a social justice counterstrike begins.
"Faculty and staff are scared to come to work right now."
So says Greg Bird, a professor of sociology, cultural analysis and social theory at Laurier. So scared is Mr. Bird that he has begun a petition to demand Laurier protect transpeople who have been threatened since the dastardly Lindsay Shepherd played a four-minute clip of a professor of psychology in a lecture about how people talk to one another effectively.
"Some professors are receiving threats, extensive rants on their work phones and work emails, and much more," he said.
Prove it, Mr. Bird. Show the emails. You won't, because you are lying in order to divert attention from your cult.
"People feel exposed and threatened. It is a sad place to be," he said. "People have been silenced out of fear of being attacked. It is hypocritical that some of those attacking us are claiming to be proponents of free speech."
How very Saul Alinsky of you, Mr. Bird. In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky exhorted his followers to always accuse your enemies of what you yourself are doing. In this case, it is telling that Mr. Bird does not consider himself a hypocrite, because he is not a proponent of free speech. He is a Neo-Marxist soldier of ideological combat, and his intent is to muddy the waters so the average citizen has no idea who is in the wrong. Thus confused, you will walk away, figuring all this talk is too academic for you to bother with.
How many reports have the police received about this heinous campaign of bigotry? Zero. Because it is only in the minds of ideologues that there is a campaign at all. Imagine if you will, the mindset and mental gymnastics it requires for one to tacitly endorse the harassment of a student by her faculty, and then when this harassment is exposed, immediately claim to be the real victim.
Let us not kid ourselves. Wilfrid Laurier is not alone. The festering specter of progressivism straddles the Western World like a dominatrix, whip in hand. The more you cry your innocence, the more you will be thrashed, until you admit you are the bad one, you are the deviant, you are the bigot. Never allow the Neo-Marxist to frame conversation like this.
At Evergreen University Professor Bret Weinstein was savaged by an ideologically driven mob, hounded and accused of white supremacy. South Africa has it's own Anti-White Rhodes Must Fall campaign, to eliminate the very history of country soaked in the blood of racial conflict. Imagine, deleting history because you believe that some people are too fragile to witness it. Imagine, Western Culture itself under attack from within in ways the old Inquisitor General Joe McCarthy could never have countenanced in his wildest fantasies.
Friends, this is the future the West has won. The Cold War did not end with the fall of the Berlin Wall; it changed shape. Instead of fighting the dread capitalists with bricks, mortar, and shipments of nuclear missiles, Communism is now a linguistic virus. From a tangible thing, Joe Stalin in Moscow with his tanks and bombs, to a ghost. To an idea. To a slow march of books and professors. To movements who march in the street and claim to be on the right side of history. It begins with the innocuous questions, you believe in equality, don't you? Do Black Lives Matter to you or not?
It proceeds with the persecution of leftists who are not pure enough, like Lindsay Shepherd. Shepherd commits the sin of thinking for herself. She is guilty, guilty, guilty, and she must pay. Unless you are willing for this same fate to befall your children- to befall you! Then, you must learn about what is happening in our schools. No matter how well we build our economies, or how effective our border security, threats to Western society will come from within as well as without.
This is an alarm some of us have been sounding for a long time. It is time for the West to wake up, and smell the coffee the Neo-Marxists are brewing. They will cheat us all of our future, and our freedom. Lindsay Shepherd is a canary. We must not let her die at the bottom of her cage for nothing.