Moderation is key, even with the most noble psychoses. Thus when the gauche narcolepsy of family, nation, heritage, and continuity finally gives way to proper self-annihilating wokeness, it’s important to keep an even keel. Because being too woke results in a medical condition called hypervigilance.
Hypervigilance is a state of increased alertness. If you’re in a state of hypervigilance, you’re extremely sensitive to your surroundings. It can make you feel like you’re alert to any hidden dangers, whether from other people or the environment. Often, though, these dangers are not real.
Hypervigilance can be a symptom of mental health conditions, including:
post-traumatic stress disorder
These can all cause your brain and your body to constantly be on high alert. Hypervigilance can have a negative effect on your life. It can affect how you interact with and view others, or it may encourage paranoia.
Schizophrenic liberals? I’m sure that’s not right. Especially since therapeutic denunciations have become a proven anxiolytic.
The truth is there has never been a more soothing salve for the leftist soul than to spray righteous red-faced spittle upon a powerless captive. This is what wokeness has been ever since a certain October clambake in Russia. And the Chinese weren’t much on sleeping afterwards either.
That was my first thought upon watching the Mao-machine limbering up to destroy a white undergraduate astrophysicist at Columbia who was recently recorded doing something more repugnant than heterosexually hitting on a woman: he was recorded being unashamed.
As we know, shame is the mental cell to which whites are sentenced at birth. And POC toe mold is the only prison dish served. Thus when this young Ivy Leaguer failed to fly prone at the invocation of raysis, well, it was time for the cameras to come out, and the gears to start grinding.
A white student harassed black classmates at Columbia University on Sunday, shouting “white people are the best thing that happened to the world,” according to the Columbia Daily Spectator.
Witnesses told the student newspaper that Julian von Abele was harassing a group outside the Butler Library and then followed them to a campus dining spot while using racist language. The incident was captured on video and has been viewed more than 1 million times as of Monday morning. The university denounced the “racially charged incident.”
The student said in the video that white people “built modern civilization” and “did everything.”
“I don’t hate other people, I just love white men,” he said. The Spectator said von Abele did not respond to a request for comment.
Deans at the university addressed the situation by issuing a statement Sunday and inviting students to publicly discuss the incident on Monday evening. One student who was harassed said they wished the university would do more.
“I really hope that Columbia takes further action,” Kwolanne Felix told the Spectator. “They should definitely try to talk to the students that were affected by that and ensure everyone’s OK because that’s really hard to internalize.”
It is hard to internalize. How hard must it be for camerawoman and student Alaa Nasir? I mean when you move to a foreign country, the last thing you expect to hear are positive self-expressions from the natives. How would you feel to hear Muslims say something good about themselves in Riyadh? Hopefully you’ll never have to find out. But this young lady did, and that was after she only got into Columbia instead of Princeton. How much more evidence of white privilege do you need? I’d probably wrap an apron around my head as well.
Though Ms. Nasir doesn’t have to suffer such oppression alone. That’s because our media isn’t just woke, it’s hypervigilant. Resultingly, powerful institutions and seven figure salaries were morally compelled to mobilize against the shameful unashamedness of a single white undergraduate college kid. As Mao smiles up beatifically.
Mao is more germane than usual when discussing the left in this context since his was the administration that oversaw the soon-to-be Columbia custom of struggle sessions. In these, dissidents, or merely the insufficiently programmed, were publicly denounced, shamed, tortured, and sometimes executed to incentivize the populace into a proper state of revolutionary hypervigilance. Here’s a couple of descriptions from fickipedia:
the Cultural Revolution began and I was transferred to another labor camp… Two years after I had been in this new camp, I received a parcel from my family. Immediately, an inmate accused me of giving something out of it to another prisoner. I was dragged to the office. Without any investigation, the officer assembled the entire camp to start a struggle session against me. In the session the officer suddenly asked me whether I had committed my alleged original crime leading to my 8-year sentence. I was stunned. It then dawned on me that this session was in fact prearranged. The parcel was only a pretense. Their real motive was once again to force me to admit all my alleged crimes. “I did not commit any crimes,” I asserted firmly. Immediately two people jumped on me and cut off half of my hair. The officer screamed again: “are you guilty?” I replied firmly again, “no.” Two people then used a rope to tie my hands back tightly. It was connected to a loop around my shoulder and underneath my armpits. It was knotted in such a way that a slight movement of my hands would cause intense pain. This struggle session lasted for two hours. Afterwards, they untied me and handcuffed me instead. The handcuffs became a part of me for the next one hundred days and nights.
That sounds rather lenient for the crime the Columbia student committed. Let’s see if we can draw on Maoist precedent for a punishment more fitting…
You Xiaoli was standing, precariously balanced, on a stool. Her body was bent over from the waist into a right angle, and her arms, elbows stiff and straight, were behind her back, one hand grasping the other at the wrist. It was the position known as “doing the airplane.” Around her neck was a heavy chain, and attached to the chain was a blackboard, a real blackboard, one that had been removed from a classroom at the university where You Xiaoli, for more than ten years, had served as a full professor. On both sides of the blackboard were chalked her name and the myriad crimes she was alleged to have committed…’
The scene was taking place at the university, too, in a sports field at one of China’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. In the audience were You Xiaoli’s students and colleagues and former friends. Workers from local factories and peasants from nearby communes had been bussed in for the spectacle. From the audience came repeated, rhythmic chants … “down with You Xiaoli! Down with You Xiaoli!”
Down with you! Down with unashamed white man! That’s effective pedagogy, you know. And what is effective doesn’t long go unused. That is if a nation of 200 million who has flung men to the moon is actually going to stay kneeling for the lecture.
In any event, I was able to intersperse a few screen shots of the ongoing imbroglio at Columbia. Maybe white men can be stopped before they start standing upright elsewhere.