But then, isn’t everything? First up, Mother Jones declares your mother’s advice that you eat three healthy meals a day to be totally racist, you guys. As Tom Blumer writes at NewsBusters, “Leave it to a writer at Mother Jones to dispense condescending healthy eating advice while serving up a side dish of alleged historical racism with a tincture of capitalism bashing”:
Kiera Butler, a senior editor there, didn’t have to engage in either exercise to make her nutritional points, which may have some validity. She must have felt that her primary headline (“Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner”) was too boring, and that she needed to provide an attention-grabbing subheadline to get people to start reading her piece.
“Dogmatic adherence to mealtimes is anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick,” Butler’s article screams in its subhead. “Here is her reasoning,” Katherine Timpf responds at National Review:
When the Europeans came over to the United States, they ate three meals a day whereas the Native Americans ate in a less restricted fashion — a practice which Butler claims the Europeans considered to be unrefined. Butler offered excerpts of an email interview with Abigail Carroll, author of the book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal, as proof of this point.
“The eating schedule of the native tribes was less rigid … the Europeans took this as ‘evidence that natives were uncivilized,’ Carroll explained to me in an email,” Butler wrote.
There may have been other clues as well, of course.
Meanwhile, in her own efforts at reprimitivization, a Social Justice Warrior asks “Cui bono?” when it comes to employing that quaint form of communication formerly known as the English language. Or as Patricia L. Dickson quips at the American Thinker in response, “Proper English Grammar Is Now Racist”:
It seems like not a day goes by without my reading about some new absurdity. I ran across an article written by some left-wing lunatic who purports to be an English teacher and who is part of what she calls the “social justice movement”. She writes for a blog called Everyday Feminist. She claims that demanding that everyone speak proper English grammar is “grammar snobbery” and is oppressive and racist. Why is it oppressive and racist? Because the dictionary was written by a white supremacist, heteropatriarchal system:
“As educated (and – okay – snarky) activists, we’re quick to respond to “According to the dictionary” arguments with “Who wrote the dictionary, though?”
“We understand that a reference guide created by a white supremacist, heteropatriarchal system does nothing but uphold that status quo.”
“Similarly, we have to use that line of thinking when talking about the English language: Who created the rules? And who benefits from them?”
You won’t be surprised to learn that “grammar snobbery comes down to an intersection of multiple privileges,” which include, “Educational Privilege, Class Privilege, Race Privilege, Native Language Privilege, and Ability Privilege.” All of which boils down to — of course! — raaaaaacism.
Al Gore long ago declared global warming to be racist (when he wasn’t comparing it to the Nazis); Australia’s Tim Blair stands ready to assist you through the difficult and painful “Climate Grieving Process”:
Celeste Young – “a sustainability/climate change professional who works as a communication and operational specialist with a particular interest in innovation and the use of creative and business processes” – asks:
How can we help people and communities work through the climate grieving process?
One of Celeste’s excellent grief-coping suggestions:
Another way to help people accept these changes is through cultural activities that support the expression of grief. In Australia, local government, community, and the arts sector have led in this area. Storytelling is often used as it provides a structured and often empowering way of expressing difficult emotions.
Storytelling? And possibly even sharing of meals as well? Check your multiple privileges!
Update: Backwards ran the “Progressives” until reeled the mind. Where it all ends knows ISIS:
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 5, 2015