Friday, June 11, 2021

'Whiteness is a malignant, parasitic like condition': Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association publishes paper by white psychoanalyst that claims whiteness is 'voracious, insatiable, and perverse - with no permanent cure'

One wonders if this is a spoof

A white psychoanalyst has published a paper in a respected academic journal branding whiteness 'a malignant, parasitic like condition' that is 'incurable' and triggers 'perverse appetites,' it has been revealed.

Dr. Donald Moss published the article titled On Having Whiteness last month in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the abstract of which is available online.

Dr. Moss, who teaches psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, has been slammed online by other psychologists and psychiatrists for the new research.

'Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has—a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which "white" people have a particular susceptibility. The condition is foundational, generating characteristic ways of being in one's body, in one's mind, and in one's world,' the abstract for the article reads.

'Parasitic Whiteness renders its hosts' appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse. These deformed appetites particularly target nonwhite peoples.'

The abstract continues: 'Once established, these appetites are nearly impossible to eliminate. Effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions.'

Dr. Moss wrote that such interventions 'can reasonably aim only to reshape Whiteness's infiltrated appetites' while calling whiteness a 'chronic condition' for which 'there is not yet a permanent cure.'

'The ravages wreaked by the chronic condition can function either as warning ('never again') or as temptation ('great again'). Memorialization alone, therefore, is no guarantee against regression,' he wrote. has reached out to Dr. Moss for more information on how he came to his findings, as well as additional comment.

Last February, Dr. Moss taught an On Having Whiteness course with the same messages as the new journal article. Tickets for the course cost $40 for members of the general public to attend at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.

A flier shows that 'learning objectives' for the course included teaching participants how to 'explain the concept of internal racial identity' and 'identify obstacles to clinicians' working effectively with issues of race in the therapeutic relationship.'

Dr. Moss appears to have taught that same course in a presentation at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, though the description for that event was slightly different.

In that course outline, Dr. Moss wrote that whiteness is 'malignant because it spreads/metastasizes, targeting an ever-widening sphere of objects.'

'It is parasitic in that it is contagious, passed on by other infected people. Biologically 'white' people have a particular susceptibility. to 'Whiteness',' Dr. Moss wrote.

'This susceptibility is grounded in pre-existing hierarchical representations of self and object — in any representation that organizes self and other in a vertical relation, powerful and powerless.'

He added: 'For Whiteness, the most perceptually available category over which to establish hierarchical relations is 'color'. Race provides 'Whiteness' its easiest target.'

People were quick to target Dr. Moss for the 'racist' article in posts made to Twitter.

Psychologist Dr. Philip Pellegrino tweeted: 'How do my colleagues consider this scholarship?'

'What's the deal with these journals? Is it that no one cares anymore and they're just mailing it in, or are they scared to offend the 'woke' mob, or are they ideologically driven? Does science even factor into this anywhere?' the account @Jess3Livermore responded to Pellegrino's tweet.

Another Twitter user wrote: 'I was skeptical so I looked it up, and yeah this is real and now I want to throw my Psychology degree in the garbage.'

Dr. Moss has previously written a number of articles for academic journals with provocative titles.

In one journal article, he takes a poetic approach in writing about patients during the COVID-19 pandemic titled: I and You – One Sentence Per Patient Per Session in the Time of COVID.

The meaning of the journal article was not immediately clear, though a preview for it shows the article formatted like a poem or diary entry with the heading 'Day 1.'

Underneath the heading, Dr. Moss wrote: 'Did you forget you could kill yourself? What if she slept with this other guy? Yesterday the salad, today the cookie. I live for the constant alarm, the 24/7. Then I switched to Armenian chants. Aren't you saying that it's wrong? It's what I did, and guess still do, sometimes.'

The article continues: 'My phone gives me a weekly update. Shut the f**k up and give me the baby. All I ask is for one Friday night dinner. We deserved this a long time ago.'

Dr. Moss also addressed 'racism, homophobia, and misogyny' in a journal article from 2001, titled: On Hating in the First Person Plural: Thinking Psychoanalytically About Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny.

In the abstract for that article, Dr. Moss wrote: 'Effective psychoanalytic work with these hatreds entails resisting the moral pressure to disidentify from them, while bearing the often profound discomfort linked with identifying with them.'

According to the American Psychoanalytic Association, he has studied 'clinical/theoretical/activisist perspectives' in psychoanalysis since the 1980s and is a member of a so-called 'Green Gang' that targets 'hatred' toward the 'natural world.'


Black Columbia professor calls for 'truly antiracist parents' to pull their kids out of $52k New Jersey school after teacher quit over critical race theory lessons and says only this will stop the 'misguided quest'

A black professor at Columbia University has called for parents to pull their kids out of a $52,000-a-year private school in Englewood, New Jersey after a teacher quit over critical race theory lessons.

John McWhorter, an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, tweeted his support for Dana Stangel-Plowe - who resigned from the Dwight-Englewood School on Tuesday.

'All hail Dana Stangel-Plowe, who has resigned from the Dwight-Englewood School, which teaches students "antiracism" that sees life as nothing but abuse of power, and teaches that cringing, hostile group identity against oppression is the essence of a self,' McWhorter tweeted.

The academic is also a distinguished journalist, who serves as a contributing editor at The Atlantic magazine.

'Truly antiracist parents, in the name of love of their kids, should pull them from the Dwight-Englewood school as of next fall. Only this will arrest these misguided Elect parishioners from their quest to forge a new reality for us all,' he added.

Stangel-Plowe herself retweeted McWhorter's praise.

She did so a day after accused the school of creating a 'hostile culture of conformity and fear' in her resignation letter on Tuesday.

She said Head of School Rodney De Jarnett told the entire faculty that he would fire everyone if he could to replace them with people of color. She also accused the school of segregating teachers by their skin color - and said students were also made to segregate themselves 'within the oppressor or oppressed group.'

Her resignation letter was published by the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism, (FAIR) an organization created to combat critical race theory teachings in school.

'I'm not doing any interviews,' Stangel-Plowe said when reached by over the phone on Wednesday evening.

The move comes after it was recently announced that Dr. Mirangela Buggs, who has served as Director of Equity and Diversity Engagement for the Dwight-Englewood School since 2017, would be leaving her post for a job at another private school in London.

The American School in London, whose fees run to $40,000-a-year, announced in a press release in March that Buggs would take on a new role as Director of Institutional Equity. Her appointment was confirmed months before Stangel-Plowe's dramatic resignation. has contacted Buggs for further comment.

FAIR said Stangel-Plowe is an 'award-winning teacher' and a graduate of Cornell University, as well as a published poet, in highlighting her credentials.

'I became a teacher at Dwight-Englewood because, as a parent, I loved how the school both nurtured and challenged my own children. Today, I am resigning from a job I love because D-E has changed in ways that undermine its mission and prevent me from holding true to my conscience as an educator,' she wrote.

'I believe that D-E is failing our students. Over the past few years, the school has embraced an ideology that is damaging to our students' intellectual and emotional growth and destroying any chance at creating a true community among our diverse population.'

She added: 'I reject the hostile culture of conformity and fear that has taken hold of our school.'

Stangel-Plowe claimed that the school's ideology requires students to see themselves 'not as individuals, but as representatives of a group, forcing them to adopt the status of privilege or victimhood.'

'They must locate themselves within the oppressor or oppressed group, or some intersectional middle where they must reckon with being part-oppressor and part-victim. This theory of power hierarchies is only one way of seeing the world, and yet it pervades D-E as the singular way of seeing the world,' she wrote.

Stangel-Plowe wrote that her students would arrive in her classroom accepting critical race theory as fact.

'People born with less melanin in their skin are oppressors, and people born with more melanin in their skin are oppressed. Men are oppressors, women are oppressed, and so on. This is the dominant and divisive ideology that is guiding our adolescent students,' she wrote.

Stangel-Plowe claimed that critical race theory would hinder her the ability of her students to 'read, write and think.'

'I teach students who recoil from a poem because it was written by a man. I teach students who approach texts in search of the oppressor. I teach students who see inequities in texts that have nothing to do with power,' she wrote.

'Students have internalized the message that this is the way we read and think about the world, and as a result, they fixate on power and group identity. This fixation has stunted their ability to observe and engage with the full fabric of human experience in our literature.'

Stangel-Plowe added that it was her opinion that the school was failing to teach 'intellectual curiosity, humility, honesty, reason, and the capacity to question ideas and consider multiple perspectives.'

'In our school, the opportunity to hear competing ideas is practically non-existent,' she wrote.

She added: 'Sadly, the school is leading many to become true believers and outspoken purveyors of a regressive and illiberal orthodoxy.'

'Understandably, these students have found comfort in their moral certainty, and so they have become rigid and closed-minded, unable or unwilling to consider alternative perspectives,' she wrote.

'These young students have no idea that the school has placed ideological blinders on them.'

She said that not all students are 'true believers' and claimed that many pretend to agree 'because of pressure to conform.'

'I've heard from students who want to ask a question but stop for fear of offending someone. I have heard from students who don't participate in discussions for fear of being ostracized,' Stangel-Plowe wrote.

Critical race theory teaches that racism is a social construct used to oppress people of color, and that it is present in almost all aspects of everyday life.

Its supporters say the theory helps illuminate the obstacles faced by BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) individuals in their everyday lives, that their white counterparts do not have to worry about.

The teaching of critical race theory has become a cultural lightning rod in recent months, particularly when taught in schools. Critics claim it is unnecessarily divisive, and teaches children that they are either victims or oppressors from an early age.

It was not immediately clear when the Dwight-Englewood School began teaching critical race theory, but the school has previously faced race-related scandals.

In 2019, the school removed and investigated a student for a racist and anti-Semitic 'hate' messages scribbled in the stalls of a boys' bathroom, De Jarnett said in a statement obtained by

After the school started teaching critical race theory, Stangel-Plowe claimed that one student even did not want to finish a personal essay about an experience she had in a foreign country over fears the essay would be racist.

'In her fear, she actually stopped herself from thinking. This is the very definition of self-censorship,' Stangel-Plowe wrote.

Stangel-Plowe claimed that in 2019 she tried to 'introduce positive and constructive alternative views' but they fell on 'deaf ears.'

'You expressed dismay, but I did not hear any follow up from you or other administrators. Since then, the stifling conformity has only intensified,' she wrote.

'Last fall, two administrators informed faculty that certain viewpoints simply would not be tolerated during our new 'race explicit' conversations with our new 'anti-racist' work. They said that no one would be allowed to question the orthodoxy regarding 'systemic racism.' The message was clear, and the faculty went silent in response.'

Stangel-Plowe added that the faculty members are pervaded by fear and at that the Head of School Rodney De Jarnett told the entire faculty that he would fire everyone if he could to replace them with people of color.

'During a recent faculty meeting, teachers were segregated by skin color. Teachers who had light skin were placed into a 'white caucus' group and asked to 'remember' that we are 'White' and 'to take responsibility for [our] power and privilege',' she wrote.

'D-E's racial segregation of educators, aimed at leading us to rethink of ourselves as oppressors, was regressive and demeaning to us as individuals with our own moral compass and human agency.'

Stangel-Plowe then pondered if the school would start to racially segregate its students.

'I reject D-E's essentialist, racialist thinking about myself, my colleagues, and my students,' she wrote.

'Neither the color of my skin nor the 'group identity' assigned to me by D-E dictates my humanist beliefs or my work as an educator.'

She added: 'Being told that it does is offensive and wrong, and it violates my dignity as a human being. My conscience does not have a color.'

Joe Algrant, the principal of Dwight-Englewood's Upper School, told the New York Post that he could not comment on personnel matters.

'In this case all I can say is that Ms. Stangel-Plowe notified us several months ago that she would not be returning next school year,' he said.

Multiple other expensive private schools have also hit the headlines in recent months over CRT. Elite Manhattan school Dalton saw some parents hit out at its alleged obsession with critical race theory.

And Grace Church School - another private facility located in NoHo - fired math teacher Paul Rossi after he spoke out against CRT.

Another high-profile critic, banker Andrew Gutmann, announced plans to pull his daughter out of elite Manhattan school Brearley over his concerns with CRT.


People Fleeing Collapsing Economies of Blue States Advise Those Who Remain: ‘Start Making Better Decisions on Who You Vote For’

Florida was the No. 1 relocation destination for Americans in 2020, according to New York and California took first and second place in the contest for which states had the most people choosing to leave.

Justin Pearson is a 27-year-old truck loader for a Target distribution center. A resident of Hemet, California, for 22 years, Pearson moved to the town of Riverside for another three years until the dramatic change in policies and rising cost of living made it impossible for him to live on his own. There also was no way he could afford to buy his own home, he said. In order to survive at all, he fled to Lake City, Florida.

While the national average in property taxes is 1.07 percent, Floridians pay only 0.83 percent, and Californians pay even less—0.73 percent. But Pearson said the cost of everything else in California erased the benefit of lower property taxes. Additionally, Florida is one of only nine states in the country that has no state income or wage taxes.

“With the COVID restrictions, a lot of businesses closed,” Pearson told The Epoch Times. “In turn, that caused an increase in homelessness. Then the governor enacted the zero-dollar bail policy and an early prison-release program, which caused the crime rate to skyrocket. Gas taxes were added. The cost of living was so high you could not get by if you were single. You literally had to have two or three incomes in order to make it.”

A specific motivator in Pearson’s decision to choose Florida was his “deep respect” for Gov. Ron DeSantis because of his moves to ban Critical Race Theory, to enact an anti-riot bill, and his unapologetic position of “backing the blue.” Pearson also admires the widely criticized decision by DeSantis to lift all COVID restrictions, which he believes are killing California.

Failed Policies

California Gov. Gavin Newsom chose to maintain COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and to extend both state and federal emergency taxpayer-funded unemployment benefits. California’s unemployment rate of 8.3 percent is among the highest in the nation, second only to Hawaii’s 8.5 percent.

The national average is 6.1 percent.

Florida’s state emergency unemployment benefits are set to expire and DeSantis has declined to extend the additional $300 per week in federally subsidized unemployment benefits. Still, Florida’s unemployment rate stands at 4.8 percent.

Pearson said California’s high unemployment fueled an explosion in homeless numbers, which had already been exacerbated by Newsom’s 2017 mental health budget cuts, which left unstable patients who would have otherwise been cared for wandering the streets.

“You can walk on every corner and find trash everywhere, needles and feces,” Pearson said. “It’s disgusting.”

Pearson also noted how illegal immigrants are flooding into California and the governor is doing nothing to stop it.

“In fact,” Pearson said, “he gave them stimulus paychecks using our tax dollars.”

Pearson, who ran back-the-blue rallies in California, said it was becoming too dangerous in California for Republicans to stand up for what they believed in.

“People would come over and assault us,” Pearson recalled. “But, because of the zero-dollar bail policy, they would get away with it. California is just a difficult place to live and I don’t see it changing anytime soon until people in California start making better decisions on who they vote for.”

Many of Pearson’s sentiments are shared by Laura Gainsborg.

“I’ve been in New Jersey now for over 30 years and that’s enough,” the former Florida resident told The Epoch Times.

“Talk about blue,” Gainsborg said of Pennington, New Jersey. “It’s a tiny little town and the people are as liberal as they get!”

Like Pearson from California, Gainsborg wanted to return to Florida because she too felt uncomfortable discussing politics. According to Gainsborg, also a Republican, people in her predominantly liberal New Jersey neighborhood are not very receptive to listening to the other side.

“There are very few people we can talk to,” Gainsborg lamented of the place she called home for three decades. “I want to move back to Florida. People in Florida are always friendly. You can talk to anybody, even those with different political leanings.”

Gainsborg was also drawn to Florida by the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis. As a retired teacher, she supports his ban on critical race theory. She also favors his move to opt out of the additional $300 per week federal unemployment benefits, which she believes encourages people to avoid going back to work to earn a paycheck.

Along with providing an additional 13 weeks of state taxpayers’ unemployment benefits, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy also extended the additional $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits. New Jersey’s unemployment rate is currently 7.5 percent.

“It’s been horrible,” she said. “New Jersey is going down fast because people don’t want to go back to work. The teachers don’t want to go back to work. The unions are running New Jersey right now.”

Paying lower property taxes was a major qualifier in Gainsborg’s decision to move to Florida. Gainsborg’s husband, a forensics scientist, is also preparing to retire. But even with their combined retirement benefits, she said they would not be able to afford the property taxes they would have otherwise had to pay in New Jersey.


Cecil Rhodes triggers Oxford civil war: 150 academics write petition to Oriel College REFUSING to tutor its students or collaborate on work until it topples statue of the donor that 'glorifies colonialism'

Oxford University descended into civil war last night after academics urged colleagues to 'boycott' Oriel College over its refusal to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes.

In an unprecedented move, dons led by Professor Kate Tunstall – the head of another Oxford college – called on staff to stop holding tutorials for Oriel students until the monument to the colonialist is removed.

More than 100 academics had signed up last night. While they will still give lectures, the 'work to rule' will see staff deny the college's 300 undergraduates the chance for in-depth discussion in small groups or one-to-one sessions.

One senior don told the Daily Mail: 'This is despicable and mean-minded. It is unprecedented for the head of one college to attack and detract from the teaching of students at another college. This is politics based on ignorance and bias, and should have nothing to do with Oxford or any other university, where the principal aim should be to educate students and not damage their learning through left-biased agitation.'

The storm is the second to hit Oxford in as many days, after students at Magdalen College voted to remove a portrait of the Queen from their common room because she 'represents recent colonial history'.

Last month saw Oriel reject calls to tear down the statue of Rhodes, after an independent commission produced a 144-page report on the isssue following a long-running Rhodes Must Fall campaign.

An Oxford student in the 1870s, Rhodes left money to Oriel on his death in 1902 and his statue stands on the college's building on Oxford High Street. An imperialist, businessman and politician, he played a dominant role in southern Africa in the late 19th century, driving the annexation of vast swathes of land.

More than 1,400 people wrote to the independent commission with their views, including alumni who said removing Rhodes's statue would amount to 'censoring the past' and 'erasing history'.

The commission ultimately recommended that the statue be removed – but also highlighted how challenging it would be to conduct such work on a Grade II listed building. In addition to the cost, such changes would also require permission from Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary.

Previous vows from ministers to protect statues from 'baying mobs' suggest any moves to remove Rhodes would be blocked by the Government.

Following Oriel's decision to keep the statue, college provost Lord Mendoza insisted any money needed to pay for its removal – and associated legal challenges – would be better spent on students. But Professor Tunstall, interim provost of Worcester College, is among Oxford academics who invited colleagues to sign a 'statement of a boycott of Oriel College'. Their joint declaration states: 'Faced with Oriel's stubborn attachment to a statue that glorifies colonialism and the wealth it produced for the College, we feel we have no choice but to withdraw all discretionary work and goodwill collaborations.'

Signatories agree to 'refuse requests from Oriel to give tutorials to Oriel undergraduates'. They will also refuse to interview prospective students, nor will they speak at Oriel talks and conferences.

The petition has been spearheaded by Professor Tunstall, who has previously attempted to scrap the saying of grace before meals. Other apparent authors of the boycott statement include Sneha Krishnan, an associate professor in human geography at Brasenose, and two academics from St Antony's College: Miles Larmer, professor of African history, and Simukai Chigudu, associate professor of African politics.

The college is establishing a 'task force' to look at how to 'retain and explain' the statue, by making the public aware of the context and history behind it.

A likely option is to add a plaque, but dons are also considering creating a 'digital museum' about the statue, which could be accessed around the world.

But the Rhodes Must Fall campaign called it a 'slap in the face' and vowed to carry on fighting.

Lord Wharton, the chairman of the Office for Students, told the Telegraph the boycott was 'utterly unacceptable' if it led to students being 'disadvantaged in any way'.

Tory MP Tim Loughton added: 'This is academic blackmail by a group of academics who think their own political views should trump everyone else's, and if they don't get their own way then any innocent students who happen to fall within their boycott will become the victims.'




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Regarding: 'Whiteness is a malignant, parasitic like condition'

I think the writer is amusing himself and trying to stir the possums.