Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as “America is the land of opportunity.” Why? Because this is considered to be an act of “micro-aggression” against minorities and women.
Supposedly it shows you don’t take their grievances seriously and are therefore guilty of being aggressive toward them, even if only on a micro scale.
(I don’t take their grievances seriously – nor do I take the grievances of angry Muslims seriously who want to impose Sharia on me – nor do I take the grievances of the North Koreans seriously. I don’t take Rachael Dolezal, Hillary (The Bitch of Benghazi) Clinton, Al Sharpton or Bruce Jenner seriously. I don’t take NBC seriously. There’s a lot that I don’t take seriously.)
You might think that this is just another crazy idea from Berkeley. But the same concept appears in a report from the flagship campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana.
If you just sit in a room where all the people are white, you are considered to be guilty of “micro-aggression” against people who are not white, who will supposedly feel uncomfortable when they enter such a room.
Current attempts by the Obama administration to force low-income housing to be built in middle-class and upscale communities are on a par with forcing people to buy the kind of health insurance the government wants them to buy — ObamaCare — rather than leaving them free to buy whatever suits their own situation and preferences.
Is that Micro-Totalitarianism?