This is a reposting of my weekly column at Da Tech Guy: The ‘Outrage Industry’ Ties To Education
By A.P. Dillon
What used to be hyperbolic umbrage reserved for public figures and politicians, is now taking aim at regular citizens according to Mary Katherine Hamm and Guy Benson in their book, End of the Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
This Outrage Industry has been at work for quite some time now and, arguably, what started as a method for assaulting free speech has not become activity in our streets as evidenced by Occupy Wall Street and now, with events like Black Lives Matter.
Last week Michelle Malkin opened the door on the topic of the Outrage Industry’s branching out from verbal incarnations to physical ones. Her article on Teach For America’s professional agitators arguably gives us a glimpse into the rise of this Outrage Industry-style activism — And how it is well-funded and coordinated.
Malkin’s article cites some of the work I did covering the Black Lives Matter protests Durham, NC this year. In particular, pointing out the involvement of Teach for America employee, Rachel Schankula in bailing out the arrestees.
While Ms. Schankula was busy bailing out protesters, a counterpart at Teach for America was put on President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task force. I ask you, what is a Director of a Teach for America branch doing on a policing task force?
Arguably, an underlying theme here is we should be taking a closer look at our teacher colleges, K-12 schools and colleges. Questions need to be asked, bluntly and in the face of the Outrage Industry.
Why are schools pushing social issues on young children?
Why is the Southern Poverty Law Center involved in “Common Core Aligned” curriculum which centered around social issues using their self-defined “anti-bias framework’? The ultimate goal of said curriculum appears to be to create Social Justice activists — starting in Kindergarten.
Start asking questions, but also and more importantly, people need to start holding their ground. The Outrage Industry counts on the ability to bully people into subservience and silence. Assimilation is the goal, but resistance is not futile.
A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com.
Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org and Watchdog Wire NC.
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