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Topic: Commitment to Gender Equity at Scholarly Conferences
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Re: Commitment to Gender Equity at Scholarly Conferences
Posted: Oct 3, 2012 7:30 AM
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Robert Hansen Posted: Oct 2, 2012 6:53 PM

> This seems blatantly sexist.


I used to think so, too, for many years. But so much of the feminist agenda is incoherent that I started wondering what they really wanted. Until I came across this quote by David Horowitz,

>An SDS radical once wrote, "the issue is never the
>issue. The issue is always the revolution." In other
>words, the cause---whether inner city blacks or women---
>is never the real cause, but only an occasion to advance
>the real cause, which is the accumulation of power to
>make the revolution.

and then I understood.

Crises, you see, are unique opportunities for usurping power. The thuggish Rahm Emmanuel let the cat out of the bag on this one, and
"Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste," Mr. Emanuel said in an interview on Sunday. "They are opportunities to do big things."

In the unfortunate event that you do not have a crisis ready to hand, manufacture one. Richard Pipes documents this in his book,

"Communism: A History"

On page 57, he writes of Stalin,

- -------------------------
These ambitious objectives provoked a crisis in the country, which was finally recovering from the turmoils of World War I, revolution, and civil war. But this did not trouble Stalin, because Communist regimes thrived on crises.

"Crisis alone permitted the authorities to
demand---and obtain---total submission and
all necessary sacrifices from its citizens.
The system needed sacrifices and sacrificial
victims for the good of the cause and the
happiness of future generations. Crises
enabled the system in this way to build a
bridge from the fictional world of utopian
programs to the world of reality."

When, following Salin's death, his successors would opt for stability, decay would set in because the citizens no longer saw the rationale for the sacrifices demanded of them.
- -----------------------------------

A man like Rahm Emmanuel, thuggish but brilliant, would know all about this.

Whether it is health care or global warming or education, or school lunches and sizes of soda cups
or even the number of girls who have better things to do than to integrate trigonometric functions, for the last 50 yrs the program has been the same: manufacture a crisis and usurp political power.

In other words, do not be deceived by the apparent agenda. It is nothing but misdirection. Pull back the veils of "gender equity" and look for what they plan to do. It has very little to do with getting girls to work calculus problems and great deal to do with
>...challenge and overthrow patriarchy by opposing
>standard gender roles and oppression of women and calls
>for a radical reordering of society

In other words, if you take them at face value, they sound like morons. Bob, they are not morons.

No representation without taxation.

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