Today’s Tom Woods Letter, which all the influential people receive every weekday. Be one of them.
The crazies are everywhere, my friends.
The other day I came across an online course called “Healing from Toxic Whiteness.”
On the sales page, I learned:
The desire to not be racist is, alone, not enough.
First and foremost, you need to become conscious of how white supremacy is expressed through you….
For white people to truly engage in anti-racism work, they must first engage with their unconscious conditioning to be racist.
This is often the first obstacle in approaching this work – and because it is so normalized and insidious, it can feel insurmountable.
Nothing creepy or hysterical about that!
The pitch for the course goes on to lay out the kinds of questions you’re no doubt “wrestling with” as you “think about what you personally can do to address racism”:
- How can I make sure I don’t accidentally say something that’s racist and hurts people I care about?
- I know I need to speak up against racism more, but when does speaking up cross the line into speaking over people of color?
- What do I when I discover I’ve been subconsciously stereotyping and judging people of color?
- I feel so guilty about having white privilege, but am I really willing to give up that privilege? Do I even know what that means?
- How can I figure out what I should be doing to fight racism without burdening people of color by constantly asking them what I should do?
- How do I deal with the fact that I’m scared to talk to other white people about racism when they often get really angry at me and call me a racist when I bring it up?
If I were nonwhite, I’d find this pretty amusing: just how pathetic and delicate do these guilt-ridden fools think I am?
The sales page for this course goes on for 4,279 words.
Imagine reading 4,279 words — of that.
Then the punchline: we can remove your ingrained racism for $297.
That $297 gets you:
- two three-hour training sessions
- six 90-minute practice sessions;
- three coaching sessions;
- and a private forum.
If you’re an emotional hypochondriac, that might appeal to you.
But I’ll bet you don’t lose sleep wondering if you’re secretly a racist, or wishing you could cure yourself for $297.
You do believe in liberty, though, and you may be frustrated at coming out second best in discussions online or with friends or co-workers.
I can fix that.
I can’t control what the SJWs teach in our crazy universities. So I created something of my own, and it’s glorious: