Thursday, 2 August 2018

Everything is sexist. Eveything is racist : Identity politics in the workplace

So, the Irish government have been spending taxpayer's money to inform civil servants about their 'unconscious biases.' If you don't know what unconscious biases are, they are a way of explaining to people, mostly white males, who think they are not sexist or racist, that deep down inside they are all one step away from Bill Cosby levels of misogyny and shouting abuse at darker skinned people on the way to work.

Therefore, the Irish government tbought it is probably best to take precautions in case one of these 'gammon' turns up to work in a hypnotic state giving Nazi salutes and ranting about 'white pride,' unbeknownst to himself, before regaining consciousness at the water cooler next to his startled mixed race colleague. Awkward. You never know when your unconscious fascist will animate.

Those charged with delivering unconscious bias lessons will more than likely be some kind of diversity trainer, steeped in social justice warrior grievance narratives. It would not be unreasonable to assume that they developed a taste for identity politics during their liberal arts degree, which in a seminar on postmodernism and neo-Marxism they learned that everything bad in the world ever, was the fault of straight white males, like their fathers, who were working to put them through university. Several years later and with a mountain of student debt and a degree that has left them unemployable to even scrub pots in the private sector, they are now cleaning up enforcing the diktats of post modernist identity politics in the public sector, of course.

One particular female trainer explained to me that she was an expert in unconscious biases due to the years she spent culturally appropriating food from her local Indian take away without knowing it was racist to support ethnic minority businesses. She also wanted to atone for the fact that her great, great, grand father from a hundred years ago might have been rude to an Indian or two when serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the British army.

Participants in the 'unconscious bias' training who reveal such thought crimes as believing it's a safe bet to assume people with penises are probably men may be sent for an extended period of diversity training until they think how the government tells them to think so they don't succumb to fascism.

It has been reported that participants will be immediately dismissed from the training and may lose their job if they ask any questions about the very conscious biases promoting killing gays and ex-Muslims coming from the Clonskeagh mosque in Dublin and from some, not all, mosques across these islands and in Europe.




4 comments:

  1. "One particular female trainer explained to me that she was an expert in unconscious biases due to the years she spent culturally appropriating food from her local Indian take away without knowing it was racist to support ethnic minority businesses"

    Are you shitting me?

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    1. The article is satire. Im ridiculing a mindset.

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  2. Lol shows you how close to the wood it is when mistaken for real news - not far-fetched enough!

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  3. As an Englishman of Irish heritage, one of the most depressing things here is this. Varadkar's Ireland seems to want to go through every single mistake the UK has made since the 1990s, and to repeat it. W

    With bells on.

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