It’s All About Job Wars

A really great article from Bari Weiss that ends as follows:

I have a friend in New York who is the mother to a four-year-old. She seems exactly the kind of parent these schools would want to attract: a successful entrepreneur, a feminist, and a diehard Manhattanite. She’d dreamed of sending her daughter to a school like Dalton. One day at home, in the midst of the application process, she was drawing with her daughter, who said offhandedly: “I need to draw in my own skin color.” Skin color, she told her mother, is “really important.” She said that’s what she learned in school.

My kid’s best friend is from Africa. They were drawing themselves the other day, and my daughter drew herself as black. The friend drew herself as white. They love to imitate each other’s accents and swap clothes, hairstyles, and mannerisms. Their parents are teaching them the exact opposite lesson than the girl in Weiss’s article is getting. I’ll let you decide which kid will find it more comfortable to be around friends of all races.

The article is making the same point I’ve made for years. The wokespeak, all these structural racisms, etc cannot be understood outside the context of job wars. This is all about generating a set of cultural codes that limit job competition. Good jobs go to people who have the money and leisure to learn the constantly shifting woke speech and behavior codes.

It’s absolutely identical to the complex mannerisms of the British gentry that allowed it to exclude anybody with the “wrong accent” or an insufficient knowledge of which fork to use at what point of the meal. And these expensive schools Weiss is talking about are the equivalent of Eaton where the gentry was taught how to exclude the proles.

And to reiterate the point that I made earlier today, every time you use these woke expressions or grant any validity to the woke dogma, you are wittingly or unwittingly strengthening this extremely unfair class structure. Imagine yourself as a clueless countess in Downton Abbey who is curling her lip at the servants. That’s who you become the second you start taking all these “decolonisations of the curriculum” and “BIPOC womxn” seriously.

7 thoughts on “It’s All About Job Wars

  1. This. Completely. I’m really bad at social signalling, and had to learn about it in an academic way, rather than the instinctual way most people learn it. So I’ve seen it this way from the beginning: “Crap, I finally learned all the really important rules for not offending people, and now they’re effing changing them all!” It seems clear that the whole point is to exclude more and more people from the club.

    The behavior suggests an increasingly fierce competition for a dwindling pool of resources.

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    1. I’m really bad at social signalling, and had to learn about it in an academic way, rather than the instinctual way most people learn it.
      Nah. I don’t believe you’re bad at social signalling. You just don’t care to do it.
      : “Crap, I finally learned all the really important rules for not offending people, and now they’re effing changing them all!”
      Imagine how difficult it is when they change the rules for who are people! Then it’s not just different people, it’s people you didn’t even think of as people! beat I’m going to offend an AI at some point. Bet.

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      1. “I don’t believe you’re bad at social signalling.”

        Aww, that’s sweet, and I’m flattered. But for real: in non-text situations, I figure out puzzling social cues about six hours after they were deployed. I see it happen, it’s baffling: people are behaving irrationally! What just happened there? And then I can’t let it go. It bothers me, and I pick at it like a loose thread on sleeve long after everybody’s gone home. If I’m lucky, clarity will come to me eventually, like while I’m brushing my teeth before bed, and I’ll be like “OH! She challenged that other lady’s authority! And the other lady re-asserted dominance! NOW I GET IT!! And then I wipe the toothpaste off the mirror and pretend I wasn’t gnawing at it all day like a dog with a gristly bone.

        Analyzing that sort of thing in text is much, much simpler.

        But as far as doing the signalling? Nope. I’ve learned, with blood sweat and tears, the most basic “Don’t talk about these ten topics” “Don’t say this list of words” and your basic “Please” and “Thank You” type stuff, in order to not be constantly offending people. Everything else is beyond me: my processor is too jammed up with extraneous details.

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  2. I thought this ideology was most prevalent in cities. This past summer I visited a Methodist Church in a small town (less than a few hundred residents). The woman pastor preached a sermon that was Critical Race Theory to a congregation of about 30 people. I was in shock. After the service I asked someone sitting nearby, “Why didn’t she read the bible?” The woman just stared at me like I was stupid. There is no woke ideology in the bible so I guess they had to cut that part out.

    CRT is a blight on society. It’s a cancer. A plague. And I will speak out against it. And I have at my place of employment which is slowly succumbing to the disease.

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  3. “wokespeak, all these structural racisms, etc cannot be understood outside the context of job wars”

    I think that providing the ‘right’ educational credentials for the elite’s failspawn is half of it and the other half is the active destruction of real education for minorities (or those foolish enough to get sucked in the ‘wrong’ woke programs).
    I cannot imagine any benefit to the following (for example) despite its invocation of Paulo Freire, the patron saint of wokeness….

    https://christopherrufo.com/revenge-of-the-gods/

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  4. Is it ok if I really don’t have much sympathy for these rich-ass parents? If our school taught us this crap, my dad would have gone to the school to beat up the principal since they fled Cuba to get away from this crap. These kids should go to a regular crappy public school like we did, then they’ll learn to act normal around people and not be entitled shits. Sorry about the language, but these spineless progressive jerks started this crap in the first place but now that it’s their spawn being affected, now they care.

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