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2017/08/02

UPDATE: Not Being Stupid Is ‘Cognitive Privilege’ Now, Which Is Just Like White Privilege

[“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain]

The University of Iowa’s student newspaper has announced the discovery of a special privilege which intelligent people acquire as an accident of birth. This new privilege — called “cognitive privilege” — functions in essentially the same way as white privilege.The Daily Iowan revealed the discovery of this new privilege earlier this week.

Garden-variety white privilege “is an important topic that deserves a public discussion,” the op-ed on “cognitive privilege” explains, but it is also “prudent to at least mention the wider concept contained therein: that of privilege itself.”

Privilege in general is “the receipt of certain benefits wholly through accident of birth and it is “undeniable that privilege itself is a reality,” the student newspaper explains.

As with skin color and much else, Daily Iowan author Dan Williams argues, people have no control over how smart they are. Life is a huge cosmic lottery full of winners and losers.

Cognitive privilege is one of “many kinds of privilege besides white privilege.”

Also, Williams declares, robots will wipe out manual labor jobs but will somehow not affect jobs available to members of a special cognitive elite.

“Thus, the accident of having been born smart enough to be able to be successful is a great benefit that you did absolutely nothing to earn. Consequently, you have nothing to be proud of for being smart.”

Williams believes that America will be better able to discuss “white privilege” and the “temperature-rising topic of racial privilege” if it is able to admit the existence of “cognitive privilege.”

Don’t worry, though. “The purpose” here “is not to instill a sort of Catholic guilt in someone’s psyche.”

“The purpose of pointing out someone’s privilege is to remind them of the infinite number of experiences that are possible and the very large number of experiences that are actual that they know very little about.” (Williams does not say how he has obtained his special knowledge in this regard.)

“Feelings of guilt are natural when coming to consciousness of one’s place in the scheme of things — and noticing that one has been conferred benefits through sheer accident — but guilt is an impediment to social-justice action, not a motivator (guilt slides easily into resentment),” the author writes.

“We can debate whether ‘whiteness’ is a sort of ‘master privilege’ that overrules all others.”

The concept of “white privilege” was popularized in academic circles by a 1987 essay entitled “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” The author was Peggy McIntosh, an inconsequential white feminist.

[Byline Eric Owens]

29 July 2017
The Daily Caller (edited)

What happens when stupid people know they are stupid and do nothing about it?  Some have obviously become alumni politicians, ex-presidents, professors and lecturers at The University of Iowa, Harvard, Yale, and UC Berkley, to name just a few … So, let’s not to forget, Pol Pot had an App specifically for “cognitive privilege.”  Recall how that turned out?


|Martyrs for Stupidity needed|

Higher Education Institutions are further being installed as key components of the Grievance Industrial Complex. Therein, The Two Minutes Hate shall no longer have a time limit. And “Climate change and ‘White Privilege’ as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs etc.“ So, “If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding. . . ” or coloring books, blankys, and play-do in your collegiate ‘safe spaces’ or something.

Groupthink can live an incredibly long time without any consciousness of its problems. Only crisis and suffering may arouse at least some of the minds. This is why the masses are intellectually lazy and spoiled. Social ceremonials, confession, the servile media, all often appease the deeper conscience and lull the people into a pseudo-peaceful slumber.

Nevertheless …in a mood of panic, especially, every suggestion is imbued with tremendous power. The wish and the fear determine all opinions. Even under invasion from hostile sources the population refuses to believe that its communities, cities, and towns are being destroyed by the invaders. They interpreted the devastation as a cowardly revenge of the (new) occupier. –Delusion and Mass Delusion, (1949). A.M. Meerloo M.D.

Consider, even the ‘cognitive’ deficit can understand it when

Mama says, “Stupid is as stupid does.~Forrest Gump

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