“Then, as would be expected, the District of Columbia unit of the NAACP urged removal of the mural because the slave picture reflects on race and color of Negroes, thus encouraging anti-Negro sentiment. At first blush, this business of commercial, literary, and musical censorship seems only the foolish petulance of a hyper-sensitive and inferiority-complexioned racial group which is chagrined over its own characteristic color. On second look, the practice begins to take on a more ominous outlook, something in the nature of the distortions so terrifyingly portrayed in George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four.” – William D. Workman, Case for the South (1960)
The ruling class lacks creativity to such an extreme extent that it’s ideology unknowingly plagiarizes itself, over and over and over again. This absurd auto-book review Roger Kimball did opportunistically validating his own book while dismissing any of the campus movements across the country as some cultural Marxist conspiracy is at best entertaining, at worst a re-shit of arguments much more literate bigots them himself have made. The fact this man thinks college exists in a vacuum away from the white supremacist terrorists, the mortality rate that has become the new normal on campus with weekly shootings, and asserting that the police don’t murder civilians at a higher rate than our pillaging armies mortality rate is beyond me. The idea that demanding equality, justice, and student participation in the college spheres is somehow fascist is just as sound as stating up is down, left is right, and the sensitive right wingers are the real victims here.