WINDSOR, VT – It has become painfully obvious that if one dares to question the modus operandi or tactics of Black Lives Matter, then they can expect ramifications – such as a high school principal in Vermont that has been suspended and will likely be terminated.
After Principal Tiffany Riley wrote that she does not agree with the BLM, the School Board held an emergency meeting to declare that it is "uniformly appalled" and she was put on leave. The case magnifies concerns over the free speech rights of teachers https://t.co/LL01C0VIdZ
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 16, 2020
Windsor High School Principal Tiffany Riley found herself to be among the sacrifices offered to the proverbial gallows crafted by the reemergence of Black Lives Matter.
But, as many have seen, this time BLM is different.
While it’s always been a social political movement, the puppeteers behind the show that is BLM 2020 have amassed the ability to contort relatively harmless criticism and deem it to be racist – and now cult-like fanatics are simply agreeing with whatever is deemed to be “racist” by this group and it’s bad actors.
So, when Riley decided to post just the tiniest amount of skepticism toward BLM online, she was met with a swift suspension.
The text of the “racist” post was as follows:
“I firmly believe that Black Lives Matter, but I DO NOT agree with the coercive measures taken to get to this point across; some of which are falsified in an attempt to prove a point.
“While I want to get behind BLM, I do not think people should be made to feel they have to choose black race over human race. While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement?
“What about all others who advocate for and demand equity for all? Just because I don’t walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I am a racist.”
Seeing that Riley dared to question the likes of rioting, false narratives to create a means for desired outcomes, and erring on being egalitarian instead of tribalistic – she was suspended.
Because remember, thou shalt never question the dogma of BLM.
Windsor High School Principal Tiffany Riley has been suspended this week because she expressed a dislike of #BLM's violent Marxist racism.https://t.co/Krnn95DCEV
You cannot, at the same time, hold a job and an opinion that differs from that of communist insurgents.
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District Superintendent David Baker dared to call the rather nonthreatening perspective of Riley’s “outright racist”:
“I felt like a post like that, with those kinds of racial overtones and what I define as pretty much outright racist in my values system, she [should] have never posted that.”
While it was noted that only a suspension was enacted against Riley, local school board chair Elizabeth Burrows noted that they will likely not be hiring Riley again.
If anyone is looking at the text that Riley dared to post online and are asking themselves “how is this racist?” – you’re not the only one.
This is what’s known as “gaslighting” and it has been ongoing now for the past several weeks since the death of George Floyd.
Tiffany Riley needs to hire an Attorney and fight this injustice! I’ve never read anything so absurd as to distort/ twist her statement to fit the racist narrative that was insinuated. SIC !
— Pam McCormick (@PamMcCo26355393) June 17, 2020
Gaslighting is a rather manipulative technique where narratives and seeds of misinformation are strewn from authoritative positions and one begins to question their own rationale in the hopes that everyone will “buy” what drivel is being sold to them.
According to Doctor Stephanie Sarkis, gaslighting is easier to enact than one thinks:
“Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn’t realize how much they’ve been brainwashed.”
In this case, and many others, statements or thought processes that by definition aren’t racist are being called racist. Then, people are actually suffering tangible harm by said forms of slander and libel.
Because, based upon what Riley pointed out in her online commentary, she noted that the following things that are relatively commons sense:
- Riots and looting are bad, even in the name of BLM
- Spreading false narratives (like police indiscriminately kill black Americans) is also bad
- Speaking on equality for all instead of adhering to tribalistic scripts isn’t bad
- Noting support for police does not make someone anti-black
- Just because someone isn’t carrying a sign in support, it doesn’t mean they don’t agree with the sentiment of a message
These are all common sense things that a reasonable person would look at and say “that makes sense.” But now, even if inherent truths are dare uttered that are not in sync with the scripted narrative, then you’ll be cast out like a leper.
While the culture wars were ongoing, those with agendas were silently embedding themselves into positions of power and influence, and have now gotten to the point where they don’t just sway the pendulum – but have become it and turned it into Edgar Allen Poe “The Pit and the Pendulum.”
And those with any notion that deviates from the worldview and means to achieve it will find themselves proverbially strapped to a wooden frame facing Father Time’s bladed pendulum descending upon them.
If you’re not worried, you should be.
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