In the last part of October, the 23rd to be exact, it was reported that our first “whack-job” made a statement. Rochelle Gutierrez, A University of Illinois math professor was heard to say “On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” she argues with complete sincerity, “Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White.” She wrote in a newly published math education book for teachers that, “They must be aware of the identity politics surrounding the subject of mathematics.” A student, who is something other than Caucasian, gets a lower grade for whatever the reason, is judged to be a victim of the “whiteness” of mathematics. Algebra and geometry, two subjects that I flunked three times and two times respectively, also perpetuate racism and white privilege. She also maintains that because most math teachers are white, they understand the subject disproportionately to anyone who is not white. There … that’s our first certified whack-job.
Next up is MoveOn.org senior adviser and national spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre, and her complaint is that the Trump administration is “afraid” of strong black women and, at every opportunity, will seek to “dehumanize” them. The actual quote is: “For every Trump controversy, there seems to be a black woman that this administration wants to take down publicly, dehumanize and really just try to destroy. And it’s incredibly dangerous, troubling and disgusting. You have April Ryan, you have Susan Rice, you have Jemele Hill, you have Maxine Waters, and now Frederica Wilson,”.
Hmmm … let’s see about these ladies. Jemele Hill was suspended from ESPN because she took offense with people that did not like the NFL players showing disrespect by kneeling. Mad Maxine Waters is just as nutty as anyone could be, if you listen to the outrageous things she says, like “taking out” the President. April Ryan is a sometimes correspondent and probably is best known for asking about slavery. I could tell her about that, but that’ll be for another time. Susan Rice is a sock-puppet and will spew out the talking points she memorizes and was caught lying on five Sunday talk shows. Last, but not least, of this group of whack-jobs is Fredrica Wilson, she of the cowboy hats. Cowboys have a saying “all hat and no cattle” and she fits that.
First, a caveat for our next candidate as a whack-job. To all my Catholic friends and readers, yours truly is not alone in this. American Catholics are (figuratively) up in arms over some of the things that the Pope has said recently. Last June 27th it was reported that he said the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change”. Folks, in America, we cherish the separation of church and state, but he is diving into that with both feet! Another thing he’s interested in (and that’s an understatement) is “that the United Nations doesn’t have enough power and must be granted full governmental control “for the good of humanity.” If you have been aware of the UN lately, you’ve probably guessed that it’s become a club of sorts…95% anti-American and 5% anti-Israel. Why would anyone want to give the UN control over ANYTHING in the United States?
The word “globalization” means exactly what it says … one world government with the power over all the world. That does not sit well with me. Perhaps, arguably, the most outrageous statement he’s made came on the 27th of October when he was talking to the founder of La Repubblica and was quoted as “Pope Francis has abolished the places where souls were supposed to go after death: hell, purgatory, heaven.” Now, I’m not Catholic, but that sounds like a qualifying statement from a whack-job.
School District U-46 (Chicago) board member Traci O’Neal Ellis wrote that, in her opinion, the American flag is a meaningless cloth that serves as a “false symbol of hope” for African-Americans. She wasn’t content with the “meaningless cloth” remark because she went on to say, “That flag means nothing more than toilet paper to me.” If she was at a school board meeting she said she would take a knee, if it didn’t disrupt anything.
Obviously, Ms. Ellis doesn’t know about how it was in the 1960’s since she’s not old enough. Many black Americans fought for, died or were wounded for, and came home, under that flag. It wasn’t toilet paper to them. My idea of a “false hope for black people” is the pimp in the neighborhood, the dealer intent on getting new, young, clients hooked on the poison that he sells or the useful idiots, like Ms. Ellis, who spout the talking points spoon-fed to her. She just barely qualifies for a whack-job, but I expect great things to be coming out of her mouth as we go along … she’ll make useful idiot first class, you can bet.
Parting shot: I’ll bet you a dollar that you have your own list of whack-jobs or nut-jobs, don’t you? If you live in Crazyfornia, Governor Moonbeam is a prime candidate. Almost single-handedly, he’s brought the state to near-bankruptcy with the looney things he’s proposed and the loonier legislature passed. If you didn’t already know it, in your state you can be any gender you want, even if it’s made-up! What nonsense!
Image: Excerpted from: Office of United States Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Florida), 2011 – http://wilson.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=9§iontree=2,9, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15588216