Sometimes experiments go horribly awry. Sometimes dogs turn on their masters. Sometimes puppeteers get tangled in their own strings and fall from the rafters. We may have seen a brief foreshadowing of this at the now notorious Evergreen State, the site of recent mob protests, anti-white non-sense, and generally thuggish behavior. Evergreen is a generously, liberally (and publicly) funded college in Washington with roughly twenty-nine percent various non-white students. These minority students took over the campus on a planned “Day of Absence” at which no whites were supposed to attend, neither students nor professors.
One professor, Bret Weinstein – a Jewish, leftist, liberal by his own account – spoke out against this day as blatantly racist. This is significant because by and large, protest groups on our college campuses have been encouraged or even created by professors who identify just as Weinstein does. They created a monster and this monster visited Weinstein’s classroom on the so-called Day of Absence. The monster didn’t care how this professor identified; they saw a white male and decided he wasn’t supposed to be there. There was a confrontation, of course, and the president of the school ultimately sided with the monster.
Weinstein soon discovered that those most concerned with defending him and his rights to free speech were not his allies on the left, but the anathema of campus – the right wingers. Did he have a change of heart after this incident? Maybe. Will other professors think twice before encouraging the monster? Maybe not. Some may drag it along until the leash breaks and then? They may try to cater to the monster’s demands, but this monster will never be satiated.
Mary Shelley warned us about such monsters in her chilling novel, Frankenstein. What did this ambitious and overly-confident doctor create? A monster, of course, and it hunted him to the very ends of the earth after destroying all he held near and dear. Is it possible that we are witnessing the turning of the monster at places like Evergreen State? I’m not so sure this is an apt comparison, for Frankenstein’s monster was eloquent, dedicated, and focused. The Social Justice Beast spawned on our liberal campus is not nearly as sophisticated.
The liberals may have inadvertently, however, awakened another monster. Shall we ask these Doctors Frankenstein on our various campuses if they are prepared to meet this yawning, stretching beast; for once awakened it may well hunt them to the frozen ends of the earth. They have created a reactionary monster, you see, awakened the proverbial blonde beast, and perhaps created a fervent racism where there was none. When they try to shut down the beast by screaming racist how should it respond? Shelley’s monster knows. He might say,
Come, my enemy; we have yet to wrestle for our lives; but many hard and miserable hours must you endure until that period shall arrive.*
Revenge is a dish best served cold and once this beast is awakened the Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will yawn and stretch at its side. It will happen slowly,
for they were not easily moved; they were icy willing to wait, til every count should be proved, ‘ere the Saxon began to hate.**
Such a monster may never have hated again if not told that such was the essence of his being. On campuses nationwide, we hear the screeching whiteness is oppression. The blonde beast of yesteryear had gone peacefully to sleep but the screams for social justice have disturbed its slumber. There is no safe space from such an awakened beast. When students and professors yell racist! bigot! phobic! they may well awaken something best left sleeping. Let sleeping dogs lie? Yes, we should.
*Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Countless versions available.
** Kipling, Rudyard. The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon. http://www.europeanamericansunited.org/school1/Fiction/kipling/awakened.htm