In a previous blog I worked on through Obama’s first term in office, before American Irony, I used to do A LOT of parody and satire of liberalism. As years have passed I have found that it is becoming more and more difficult to do that, this story is one reason why.
Ali Michael, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s (Penn) Graduate School of Education, was prompted to write by the Rachel Dolezal saga, in which the head of Spokane’s NAACP branch was revealed to be a white woman who simply identifies as black and has assimilated into black culture. Dolezal’s aspiration to forsake whiteness and embrace a new race, Michael says, is actually a routine one among whites who are repulsed by the racism and privilege they see all around them.
Michael says that, like Dolezal, she has gone through an extensive phase of trying to eradicate her whiteness (or as she calls it, Whiteness)– one so severe that she decided she didn’t want to reproduce.
“I sometimes don’t want to be white either,” Michael says. “There was a time in my 20s when everything I learned about the history of racism made me hate myself, my Whiteness, my ancestors… and my descendants. I remember deciding that I couldn’t have biological children because I didn’t want to propagate my privilege biologically.”
I had only been to The Daily Surge once or twice before reading this article, and I couldn’t remember if was a satirical site or not based on this article. (I mean no disrespect, you just never know these days)
It’s not. This story is real, and not only is it another example of how useless college is becoming, but it also delineates why bona fide parodies of the left have become increasingly difficult: You can’t parody what is parody, at least not until it becomes the new normal…even then, I’m not sure.
They cross the line all on their own, and then that becomes real news. We are at the bottom of the barrel and we can’t feel the scraping thanks to our splinter-saturated fingers.
That’s not to say I wont try anymore…but I do wish buffoons like Ali Michael would stop stealing my thunder.
I will say this, she views her own reproduction a poison to society. She’s right, just not in the way she understands it.