Sunday, June 9, 2019

Deplatforming Has Morphed Into Unpersoning

     Consider this prime example:

     A libertarian high school student was surprised to see that his photo had been left out of his high school yearbook, while Communist ideologue Karl Max’s had made it in.

     Aryeh Rohde, a senior at a Clinton, Washington high school, “was excited to look through his yearbook with friends.” But “he soon realized his photo wasn’t published,” 770 KTTH reports.

     “But then, flipping further, about page 99 in our yearbook, and the bottom right corner there’s a picture of Karl Marx. You know the father of communism!” Rohde told the radio station

     Outrageous enough? Not by a country mile:

     Rohde said he has complained to the school administration numerous times but his complaints have been waved aside. “Basically everyone in the office, and every time I do, they’re just like ‘Oh Aryeh, be the bigger man, you’re better than this! You don’t have to pursue this!’ and they always try to push it under the rug to make sure nothing happens,” he said.

     They can’t liquidate us yet – but they can try to erase us from the records, and intimidate us out of protesting. Watch for it in the supposedly public institutions near you.

One of these days, thought Winston with sudden deep conviction, Syme will be vaporized. He is too intelligent. He sees too clearly and speaks too plainly. The Party does not like such people. One day he will disappear. It is written in his face.

[George Orwell, 1984]



Francis, I won't post the link - unless you give permission - but... I literally just posted an essay this morning citing this example.

It's scary; what's worse is the reaction of the school personnel.

Ragin' Dave said...

Clinton, Washington. Part of Whidbey Island, which is just a short distance from the Marxist epicenter of Seattle and King County, WA. Whidbey Island is also an expensive place to live, with Clinton being right on the water. In short, you have the wealthy, hypocritical Marxists living there to escape the third-world shithole they created in Seattle. And their attitudes haven't changed one bit.

I said all that to say this: Given the location, I'm not shocked one bit that the school doesn't care about the unpersoning.

daniel_day said...

Imagine the outraged national reporting if what was done to Aryeh Rohde had been done to a handicapped student instead.

AuricTech Shipyards said...

I'm willing to bet that they kept the money he shelled out for his yearbook.