Editor’s Note: Something tells me Janet Helms took to the streets yesterday to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. Why? His election was proof of the power not just of white male privilege — it was proof of heterosexual white male privilege.
So let’s see if we get this right, according to Helms, who is a professor at the Boston College Lynch School of Education, the electoral college was designed by heterosexual white men to benefit heterosexual white men. Boston College published this drivel on the school website.
Helms has a point. In the hothouse of entitlement encoded in politically correct speech there is only one thing worse than being a white male — it is being a heterosexual white male. Arguably, a Christian heterosexual white male might be worst of all, but the professor did not say this.
Demonization of white men on account of their accidents of birth, and now some of their libidinal orientations, is bloodsport. In Helms’ conspiracy theory, the present is a conspiracy directed at the present, with the chief co-conspirators being white male heterosexuals. Justice demands that the conspiracy be unmasked, and the co-conspirators dethroned.
If you happen to be a heterosexual white male, it is incumbent on you to accede to the claims for entitlement directed at you by everyone who is different. Diversity, you see, is the new idol. Queer is dear; pussies grab; all is right, so long as it is not white, male, and heterosexual.
So Donald Trump is a demon because he is a white male heterosexual. This form of identity politics is a sickness, and the fact the Helms preaches if from a professorial pulpit is a sign of decadence.
A CONSPIRACY SO VAST — OR IS IT SIMPLY PENIS ENVY?
As reported at Campus Reform:
A Boston College professor contends that Donald Trump’s election victory was predetermined by an electoral system designed to perpetuate “white heterosexual male privilege.”
“White heterosexual male privilege (WHMP) fought for and won the election of 2016,” professor Janet Helms of BC’s Lynch School of Education argues in an article posted on the school’s website. “White heterosexual men have won a rigged competition whose rules their white forefathers determined and passed on to subsequent generations to maintain and enhance.”
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Helms explains heterosexual manhood as “a privileged status that men enjoy because they are born male rather than female,” adding that “the power to control society’s resources and determine the rules for competing for them is considered to be men’s birthright.”
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According to Helms, “President-elect Donald Trump is the privileged white male personified” whose “angry promises to ‘Make America Great Again,’ based on scapegoating of his political adversaries and longstanding victims of government policies, made white heterosexual men and the WHMP-benefiting women feel safe again.”
Accordingly, she asserts, various societal institutions threw their support behind the “WHMP revival movement,” including “white evangelical Christians,” whom she accuses of “[setting] aside their moral beliefs in family values, charity, and truth for their share of WHMP, subordination of women.”
Helms also laments the “WHMP protectionism” perpetrated by the media, asserting that “the national media failed in its responsibility to provide the public with equivalent examination of the two candidates, perhaps because the national media is dominated by white men purposefully committed to maintaining WHMP or unable to recognize when they are doing so.”
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Nonetheless, Helms concludes that Trump’s victory was not caused by individual racism, but rather by institutions put in place for the purpose of perpetuating WHMP.
“Racism did not cost Clinton the presidency,” she declares. “The Electoral College, founded to protect WHMP, did. Racism is a set of symptoms, but WHMP is the disease.”
READ MORE HERE: http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8641
If you are wondering what sort of “professor” spouts this kind of gibberish, here is a link to Helms’ web bio: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/isprc/staff/helms.html