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November 15, 2014 By Joseph P. Farrell

Just when you think it's safe, or that Amairikun edgykayshun and its "certified" professionals couldn't possibly get any nuttier or loonier, think again. This time the manifestation of twitification is coming from Portland, an outpost of California-like trendy twittery in Oregon. The target of the twittery?

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Yes, you read that correctly: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

And the "reason" for their targeting?

Well, it's because, you see, it's like it might like be sort offensive to like ... well, you know... like non-white students who like eat sandwiches made of ... like... stuff that's not like bread and like peanut butter and jelly...

Like.... you know? Consider this story from 2012:

Peanut Butter And Jelly Racist? Portland School Principal Ties Sandwich To White Privilege

Now, while we all recognize that Oregon has been waging a ferocious campaign to overtake California in resident lunacy and twittery(followed closely in third place by Washington and Wackychusetts), and while this recent outbreak of chronic goofiness might incline one to believe that it has, indeed, succeeded in its objective of becoming the most laughably loonified state in the union, and while recent polls of British subjects suggest that, if offered, they would not take their former colonies back precisely because of the terminal goofiness of Amairikun edgykayshun (even if they had a coupon to do so), this one really ranks just a few decimal points behind Common Core for the sheer grandiosity of its sweeping Gates-like vapidity(the technical term for which is Gatesidity[n. a scheme of such grandiose banality and vapidity that it can only be accomplished by billions of wasted dollars], a close synonym to Gatesopathy, [ n., a terminal form of narcissistic psychopathy brought about by a fatal combination of banality and stupidity, bucket loads of money, and a dysfunctional need to meddle in everyone else's lives]).

But note what is going on here:

"The sandwich was reportedly mentioned in a lesson plan last year. Verenice Gutierrez from the Harvey Scott K-8 School used it as an example of a subtle form of racism in language, according to the report.

“'What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?'Gutierrez said, according to the Tribune. 'Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.'

"As part of a training program known as "Courageous Conversations" that has been phased into Portland schools in recent years, the Tribune reports that staff members at Gutierrez's school have been going through trainings, classroom observations and exercises, such as reading a news article and then talking about it from the perspective of “white privilege."

"The organization behind the program is Pacific Educational Group. According to the group's website, their aim is to help minority students through initiatives that address racial educational disparities, "intentionally, explicitly, and comprehensively." (Emphasis added)

The goofiness here is already in a reductio ad absurdum, for the very next step would be for me to insist that Mexican or Italian or Chinese or Japanese restaurants also carry "white American male food and sandwiches" like roast beef and mashed potatoes, otherwise, their offerings of chimichangas, tortillas, guacamole, tempura, chow mein, or fettucini Alfredo would be "insensitive" and "inherently and subconsciously racist" because they do not address "cuisine disparities" of minorities, and that "menu reform" must be "intentional, explicit, and comprehensive" (and to be really inclusive, we should include whale blubber for our Eskimo brothers... no, when it comes right down to it, all cuisine from everywhere should be represented on all menus, all the time... we should simply ban the idea of Mexican, Italian, Chinese, German, Japanese, or any other ethnic food altogether as being potentially offensive to everyone else).  Now, if you're one of the sane people left in the country (and chances are, you're not insane if you're not a recent product of "teacher certification" or a "professional facilitator,") then you probably don't suffer from paroxysms of umbrage at seeing a Mexican restaurant sign, and you probably think - rightly - that my little exercise in cuisine sensitivity is just so much insane nonsense, until it dawns on you (sane non-teacher certified non-facilitator that you are), that the same logic is behind the notion that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist (which implies that non-white people can't enjoy peanut butter and jelly without feeling offended, or, vice versa, that white people are inherently incapable of enjoying "non-White" cuisine [whatever that is] without feelings of racial superiority, for that is the heaping steaming pile of horse puckey that her "logic" reduces to.)

Yes, it's that bad in Portland, Oregon... and most of the rest of Amairikuh.

Also note what's behind all this: the dreaded Medusa of the busybody "facilitator" - we've all had our minds and hearts turned to stone by her type of infantile nonsense at one time or another - whose head is full of the trendy mush of pseudo-learning and mindless juvenile "activities," doubtless imbibed from some teacher certification program and all of its attendant sensitivity blither. Her antennae are ever twitching and pulsing with suspicion, eager to find some offense against the sublime homogenization of political correctness, and the end result of her insanely stupid intrusions into American schooling(as distinct from education) is merely that there can never be an end to the formation of pseudo-groups to be "sensitive to" until the culture collapses into a stew of competing special interests to be arbitrated by her own intrusive narcissistic "training workshops", the only result of which is the empowerment of such lunatic psychopaths, whose sole claim to power and authority is to "train" the rest of us to be "sensitive" to their own made-up claptrap and fantasized offenses.

Let us be clear: these people are enemies; they are not, most decidedly not, our friends, our children's friends, or society's and culture's friends. They exemplify, symbolize, and drive the collapse of our culture. In a word: education in the United States is dead, and each of us, to the extent we are able, is now responsible for preserving the genuine hallmarks and monuments of Western civilization and culture for ourselves and our friends and families, in direct and subversive opposition to "the system". In short, we must now all  educate not only ourselves, but our children, for if the pabulum in Portland is any indicator, the system will not and cannot, because the lunatics are running the asylum.

Let the motto be: "Beware the facilitator!" Eventually, with enough luck and a lot of standing up against them and just REFUSAL to join their silly mandated "training" or cooperate with them in any way, we will be able to fire these people. That's the only thing they deserve, and the only thing their "accomplishments" warrant.

See you on the flip side...