AttackWatch for Microaggressions

Remember, the site that provides a form for reporting criticism of Obama? It is still online, possibly explaining why the NSA has such massive data storage requirements. Soon there will be a college version for reporting microaggressions against those who aren’t POTUS, but who do rank much higher than regular Americans in the PC caste system:

The Ithaca College student government passed a bill last week to establish an online reporting system for hurt feelings over “microaggressions.”

Student senator Angela Pradhan, who sponsored the bill, claims the online reporting system will “make Ithaca College a safer, more inclusive and diverse community for all students,” The Ithacan reports.

That is, less safe and inclusive for anyone who does not toe the line regarding political correctness, and of course less ideologically diverse.

What are microaggressions, you ask?

Microaggressions, according to Pradhan, are “statements by a person from a privileged group that belittles or isolates a member of an unprivileged group, as it relates to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and more.”

“Privileged” means low in the caste system. “Unprivileged” means high in the caste system. The unprivileged are royalty and can say what they want, but the privileged had better watch their tongues.

Since no one would dare openly insult the unprivileged, the concept of microaggression was invented with the intent of criminalizing any speech that seems even to hint at an irreverent attitude.

The Facebook page “IC Microaggressions” demonstrates examples of the microagressions that Ithaca College students face. These microaggressions include phrases like, “They were dancing like they were having a seizure,” “You’re too sensitive,” and “I’M SO OCD.

Such unacceptable speech will not long go unpunished:

Pradhan … indicated it might be possible to punish people who commit microaggresions. She says the proposed program is intended to be “record-keeping but with impact. It’s not that we are going to keep these records and not do anything about these instances.”

The only way to never say anything that could be construed as incorrect is to never think anything that could be construed as incorrect. Today’s students must remember at all times: thoughtcrime is death — or at the very least expulsion.


On a tip from Henry. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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