Brooklyn College professor: “Math ‘reeks of white supremacist patriarchy'”

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BROOKLYN, N.Y.- The same liberals who tells us we “must believe in science” when it comes to the manmade “global warming” farce are now telling us that mathematics isn’t an absolute, asserting that “2 plus 2 equals 4” is “rooted in Western definitions of mathematics.” And we wonder why our younger generation is borderline mentally ill.

According to Campus Reform, a number of math professors and so-called academics at “top” universities in the country, such as Harvard and the University of Illinois cited the “Eurocentric” roots of American mathematics.

One such educator, Brooklyn College Professor of Math Education Laurie Rubel took to Twitter this week and claimed that the mathematical equation 2+2=4 “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.”

She seriously said that. Her tweet was retweeted by the aforementioned “academics” from around the country and promoted by them.

Rubel was attempting to make the case this past week that basic math is rooted in white supremacy. This is apparently nothing new, as recently the so-called “educated” among us have tried to make the argument that “objective truth” is a social construct.

“The idea that math (or data) is culturally neutral or in any way objective is a MYTH. I’m ready to move on with that understanding. Who’s coming with me?” Professor Clueless wrote in a tweet.

She continued:

“Along with the ‘of course math is neutral because 2+2=4’ trope and the related (and creepy) ‘math is pure’ and ‘protect math.’ Reeks of white supremacist patriarchy,” Rubel wrote, adding, “I’d rather think on nurturing people & protecting the planet (with math in service of them goals).” She obviously was not an English major.

Rubel was not alone.

A Ph.D. candidate from Harvard, Kareem Carr, suggested that math should be reevaluated because it was primarily developed by white men. Is it any wonder why these punks committing anarchy in our cities are doing so, when they are told that white men are the root of all evil?

If they’re trying to say that math is not an absolute, one can only imagine what these same brain-dead geniuses are saying about history.

“People say it’s subjectivism to ask if math is Western. I don’t get that. It’s an objective fact that some groups were more involved in the creation of modern math than others,” Carr continued. “They may have been *trying* to make it objective but it’s not stupide to ask if they actually succeeded.”

She was slammed in some quarters for her ridiculous assertions:

Thank God there are still some academics who possess some sense of logic and common sense.

Breitbart News reported that one such academic, James Lindsay, who holds a doctorate in math and a background in physics notified Rubel and the other so-called academics that “mathematical truths are objective.”

“It’s certainly the case, and the Woke need to be held firmly to the point, that feats of engineering like space travel and rocketry utterly depend upon accepting stable meanings of mathematical statements like 2+2=4 as objectively true, not mere accidents of culture,” Lindsay tweeted.

The Twitter debate emanated from a discussion of the George Orwell novel 1984, in which the citizens of a fictional totalitarian state are told that 2+2=5, a result of government propaganda.

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In a hilarious prank perpetrated by Lindsay and Peter Boghossian, a full-time faculty member in the Philosophy department at Portland State University, persuaded “an academic journal to peer-review and publish their paper claiming that the penis is not really a male genital organ but a social construct,” Breitbart News reported in another piece.

The paper, which was published by Cogent Social Sciences—a multidisciplinary open access journal offering high-quality peer review across the social sciences”—also claimed that penises were the reason behind climate change.

The hoax was designed as a slam on the farce that is gender studies. In their hoax paper, the two made sure they dropped a lot of trigger phrases in order to prove an anti-male bias:

“We intended to test the hypothesis that flattery of the academic Left’s moral architecture in general, and of the moral orthodoxy in gender studies in particular, is the overwhelming determiner of publication in an academic journal in the field. That is, we sought to demonstrate that a desire for a certain moral view of the world to be validated could overcome the critical assessment required for legitimate scholarship. Particularly, we suspected that gender studies is crippled academically by an overriding almost religious belief that maleness is the root of all evil. On the evidence our suspicion was justified.”

Breitbart noted that they also made it completely unintelligible:

“We didn’t try to make the paper coherent; instead we stuffed it full of jargon (like “discursive” and “isomorphism”), nonsense (like arguing that hypermasculine men are both inside and outside of certain discourses at the same time), “red-flag” phrases (like “pre-post-patriarchal society”), lewd references to slang terms for the penis, insulting phrases regarding men (including referring to some men who choose not to have children as being “unable to coerce a mate”), and allusions to rape (We stated that “manspreading,” a complaint levied against men for sitting with their legs spread wide, is “akin to raping the empty space around him”) After completing the paper, we read it carefully to ensure it didn’t say anything meaningful, and as neither one of us could determine what it is actually about, we deemed it a success.”

Lindsay and Boghossian used something called the Postmodern Generator, which was a website coded in the 1990’s which featured an algorithm intended to basically emulate a fake postmodern “paper” every time the page is reloaded.

Once the paper was submitted, it contained paragraphs which Breitbart noted looked impressive on their face but were literally meaningless. Any serious academic would have rejected the  paper outright, however after it was peer-reviewed by two so-called experts in the field, who only made a few suggested changes, the paper was passed for publication.

The paper, titled “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct,” received very high marks in nearly every category, the two authors said. One reviewer graded the thesis statement as “sound,” praising the paper, saying it capturs [sic] the issue of hypermasculinity through a multi-dimensional and nonlinear process,” while the other reviewer marked the thesis and the entire paper “outstanding” in all categories.

So, how exactly did the two perpetrators of the hoax convince these “peer reviewers” that climate change was “conceptually” caused by penises? As follows:

“Destructive, unsustainable hegemonically male approaches to pressing environmental policy and action are the predictable result of a raping of nature by a male-dominated mindset. This mindset is best captured by recognizing the role of [sic] the conceptual penis holds over masculine psychology. When it is applied to our natural environment, especially virgin environments that can be cheaply despoiled for their material resources and left dilapidated and diminished when our patriarchal approaches to economic gain have stolen their inherent worth, the extrapolation of the rape culture inherent in the conceptual penis becomes clear.”

We often make sport of the typical Antifa protesting, weight-challenged ginger female as being a gender studies graduate from one of the left-wing institutions of indoctrination like Amherst College or UMASS. What this hoax shows, and the two hoaxers agree is that there is little value in fields such as gender studies in particular, and academic publishing in general. As they say:

“The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” should not have been published on its merits because it was actively written to avoid having any merits whatsoever. The paper is academically worthless nonsense.

So, exactly how does all of this tie into the 2+2=4 being a result of “white supremacist patriarchy?”

Because, as the hoax story finished, “…people rarely give up on their moral attachments and ideological commitments just because they’re shown to be out of alignment with reality.” And clearly these so-called mathematical academics are WAY out of alignment with reality.

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