Orwell to the White Courtesy Telephone, Please

Orwell to the White Courtesy Telephone, Please
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University of Arizona… offering $10 an hour … [as a] social justice advocate (SJA) [who] “will be responsible for instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues.” [and] “openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.” …

and “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.”

Tho, now they’ve been outed…

This position is currently closed. We are in the process of reviewing the title and responsibilities.

I doubt it’s second thoughts that prompted this “reconsideration.”

In other nooz…. we have a Noo Term: Activist Appropriation

Activist appropriation, adhering to my definition, is the popularization and generalization of political ideas or protests, movements, or symbols without an actual understanding of said ideas movements or symbols,”

I’ll wait for the laughter to die down…

Show me one [1] sign-carryin’ aaaactivist who actually understands the differences between a Democracy and a Constitutional Republic, the ramifications of a state-controlled privately owned economy — much less the origin of the word “Fascist” — or even grasps the idea of Individual Freedom. [beyond that of a Cartmanesque I do what I waaaant! whatevah! ]

“actual understanding”. pffffft

“If symbols for any movement are over-popularized and appropriated by those who don’t really understand or appreciate what they are advocating/standing for, and then those people are questioned and come up short, it delegitimizes those who are genuinely invested and informed on the topic at hand,”

Like your Che! tshirt?

oh, No!

…such as Urban Outfitters’ “burn your bra” T-shirt.

the struggle of a true activist does not end with this evening’s shower

”and then those people are questioned and come up short”.
That’s a chilling little phrase, eh?

I wonder if Little Miss Don’t Appropriate my Screaming Me-Me!©Dick Fits even comprehends could guess the ramifications of that little phrase…

*shudder*

12 Comments!

  1. Posted May 15, 2017 at 8:38 am |

    I guess they really don’t like Pinochet t-shirts, then?

  2. DougM (flawed)
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 8:40 am |

    Shouldn’t that be $15/hr?

    And how will students know if their snitch is legit?
    Shouldn’t they have, oh, I dunno… like, an arm band or sumpthin’?

    Yeah, it’s outrageous; but I kind’a hope they do it.
    I mean, who doesn’t want to see vids of these jackasses duck-taped to dorm walls.

  3. DougM (flawed)
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 9:00 am |

    Re: appropriation
    Looks like McNulty stumbled across two deep truths about “activism.”
    • There’s no ego stroke, if you’re not seen as superior, pure, and special
    • Somebody’s makin’ a buck off it

  4. rick9911
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 9:03 am |

    $10 an hour?? I thought everyone was supposed to make $15

  5. rickn8or
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 9:22 am |

    $10 an hour?

    Isn’t this sort of like capitalism?

    Wouldn’t a true SJW donate their time for the cause?

  6. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 9:25 am |

    ”and then those people are questioned and come up short”.

    A chap named Procrustes had a solution for that …

    …who doesn’t want to see vids of these jackasses duck-taped to dorm walls.

    Duct-taped to tree limbs (by the neck) would be my preference, but that’s probably just me.

  7. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 9:56 am |

    Show me one [1] sign-carryin’ aaaactivist who actually understands the differences between a Democracy and a Constitutional Republic, …

    Show me one who can spell “Constitution” and name the adoption date within a hundred years and I might talk to xhe….during the next blue moon.
    Xhese “people” are incredibly naive, stupid, shallow, ignorant or all of the above.

  8. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 10:00 am |

    who doesn’t want to see vids of these jackasses duck-taped to dorm walls.
    Sadly, that would happen not because of the idiocy of the idea, but that they went along for “only” $10/hour instead of demanding a “living” wage. ‘Course with mumma and diddy and .gov paying for everything, $10/hr. is beer weed money, after all.

  9. DougM (flawed)
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 11:06 am |

    *heh*
    The requirements seem a tad arbitrary and subjective.
    I think the key to getting the job should be demanding $15/hr.
    Now there‘s a committed SJW activist.

  10. neal
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm |

    Yep. Hold out for 15 and a snazzy uniform. And tenure and retirement.

    10 per OK for expendable undercover snitches.

    I guess the Radfems and the BLM and the rest are probably holding out for more.

  11. DougM (flawed)
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm |

    Résumé entry,
    paid snitch for The Man.

  12. Paladin
    Posted May 16, 2017 at 6:46 am |

    …the struggle of a true activist does not end with this evening’s shower.

    I didn’t realize a true SJW activist knew what that was.