The Dartmouth Outrage: Psychological Warfare in Hanover
November 21, 2015
Revised December 1, 2015

I would like to say that the so-called "Black Lives Matter" assault on the tranquility of the Baker-Berry Library at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, will do nothing to change hearts and minds, but there is a possibility that the confrontations will change the minds of a few people in favor of the protesters. Most people are not psychologically prepared for a massive attack of antagonism. We are hurt, we puzzle, we think. Some of us internalize the accusations hurled against us. We think, somehow there must be some valid, real-world issue behind all the rage, but there isn't. There is only a cynical willingness to f**k with people's minds. That's it! Hard to believe -- way outside of our experience. Saul Alinsky wrote, ". . . go outside the experience of the enemy." It is hard to believe, but in the worldview of the agents and architects of the Dartmouth Outrage, you, a normal, decent, hard-working white person, are the enemy.

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The November 17 article in The Dartmouth reads like Propaganda 101. I counted 12 instances of denial that any "violence" took place.

An absence of overt physical violence, beyond pushing and shoving, is not the point. If a person hurled the kind of words used in the library against a spouse, it would obviously be spouse abuse. Such words hurled at a child would be child abuse.

The systematic denial of "violence" is a propaganda technique used to instill the notion that nothing bad really happened. In fact, the episode was profoundly serious. It was a disgusting, utterly unwarranted use of psychological warfare techniques against a student body by a radical, self-righteous clique, all with the active approval of administrator Inge-Lise Ameer.

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We are in the seventh year of the Obama administration. Colleges have been pushing "diversity" for over 25 years. Black college students have been protesting, and administrators have been making concessions, since 1968. If they still have huge issues, something must be wrong. If objective conditions haven't changed, then what was the point of the last 50 years of protesting? Maybe confrontational protests just don't work. If objective conditions have changed, then why are protests even necessary?

Protests allow students who are struggling with their studies to gain feelings of success, self-importance and solidarity through other means. They become big shots. They "make a difference." Their adult facilitators get to see themselves as great revolutionaries, all the while drawing nice paychecks.

So the fact that protests on campus have already achieved the small, practical differences they are capable of making doesn't matter. The psychological and financial rewards are in the struggle itself. The protesters and their manipulators have no interest at all in improving the lives of ordinary black people. The truest hashtag they could use would be: #MyGloriousEgoMattersAndNothingElse.

The mothers and fathers of these protesters no doubt sent them off to college with great hope. What do they do with the great opportunities they have been given? They stir up antagonism and hatred for no good reason.

Ultimately, they are helping to ruin America. They must be opposed. In my opinion, this opposition should be explicitly racial. The psychological attacks against us are racial. ("F*** your white privilege," etc.) Our response must be racial. We can't equivocate. We must stand up for our interests as white people. We must be White.

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I suggest you act on some of the following ideas:

I recommend that you read my articles Virtual Racism at the University of Michigan in the Winter of 1987 and A White College Student's Guide to Political Activism and maybe Keyboard Warriors and Magicians.

You need to read "Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky. It is kind of a Bible for left-wing activists. Also read "The True Believer" by Eric Hoffer. It gives insight into the psychology of many political geeks.

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I've been following politics on American campuses since 1987. The outrages at Dartmouth College are close to the top of any list of egregious incivilities. They require a serious response from parents, donors, Civil Rights officials, possibly prosecutors and, most importantly, from students.

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Addendum, December 1, 2015:

In a recent campus-wide e-mail, President Phil Hanlon wrote:

Abusive language aimed at community members--by any group, at any time, in any place--is not acceptable.
Nice to know he is soundly on the side of civility.
 

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