• Brownie Points For The Thought Police – New Jersey School Kid Asks For A Brownie And The Police Are Called

    Eating dessert can be really bad for you. A nine-year-old boy in New Jersey was subjected to a police interrogation last month because he asked for some dessert at school. When the boy asked for brownies, another student—a little fascist in training—interpreted the request as a racist statement and turned him in. A teacher at the elementary school called the police, the poor kid was given the third degree by the police, and the case was referred to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

    “There was a police officer with a gun in the holster talking to my son, saying, ‘Tell me what you said,’” exclaimed the boy’s outraged mother. “They were talking about brownies. Who exactly did he offend?!!!”

    The boy has been taught an important lesson. Prior to this incident, he was unaware that the Thought Police are always listening. Now he knows that he must be careful. The purpose of the Thought Police—introduced in George Orwell’s novel of a dystopian future, Nineteen Eighty-Four—is to control our thoughts and opinions. We experience the Thought Police today in the form of political correctness. An example is the charge of “racism,” used as an attack by the Left on those who think differently.

    Accusations of racism have become commonplace. At UCLA, a professor was accused of racism for doing his job. This formerly well-regarded professor corrected the grammar and punctuation of his students’ writing assignments. One angry African-American student complained that when the professor changed her capitalization of the word “indigenous” to lowercase he was showing disrespect for her ideological point-of-view. This “contributed to a hostile class climate,” the black students argued. In a shameful reaction, the school’s administration supported the claims of the “offended” students. “Asking for better grammar is inflammatory,” said a UCLA teaching assistant. “You have to give an A or you’re a racist.”

    When Republican members of Congress attempted to control budget deficits, the Congressional Black Caucus called it “a step back for civil rights.” Excuse me? When African-American Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates lost his keys and broke into his own home, a local witness called 911 and police arrived on the scene. Gates accused the police of racial profiling, made a nuisance of himself, and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Before the facts were in, President Obama accused the police of “acting stupidly” and being motivated by racism. Obama later said he regretted his comments, but the damage was done.

    When two members of the New Black Panthers were accused of wielding clubs and yelling insults in order to intimidate voters outside a Philadelphia polling place, the Justice Department refused to take action. Confronted by a congressional committee, African-American Attorney General Eric Holder played the race card by explaining that the election fraud case demeans “my people.”

    If you opposed or criticized Obama, you are accused of racism. If you are a member of the Tea Party you must be a racist. If you order brownies, what else could you be but a racist?

    So what is racism? Here are two definitions:

    1. The classical definition of racism: denigrating a group of people without credible evidence.
    2. The PC definition of racism: any criticism of a protected class of people. Evidence in support of the criticism doesn’t make it acceptable. It is also racist to say anything that a minority person finds offensive whether or not the statement was intended to offend (known on campus as microaggression).

    According to the PC definition, I am a racist because I have written this article. But don’t despair. There is good news. The American public is getting tired of being bullied by the Thought Police. That’s why they elected a Republican Congress and a Republican president.

    The R word no longer holds the kind of opprobrium that it did in the 1960s. It has been tossed around so carelessly that it no longer packs a punch.

    “Yesterday’s race-baiters were brutal white bullies,” says Ben Shapiro. “Today’s are left-wingers invoking fictional white racism to achieve their goals.”

    I am actually rather proud to be considered a racist by the PC gang because it means that, instead of caving in to all this nonsense, I am still using my brain.

    Ed Brodow

    Ed Brodow (USMC Retired), author of the brand new book, Tyranny of the Minority: How The Left is Destroying America and a contributor to DailyCaller.com and DailySurge.com. Brodow is one of the world’s leading negotiation experts and a staunch advocate of critical thinking. SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt dubbed him “The King of Negotiators.” Forbes Magazine agreed, ranking Ed as one of the nation’s top dealmakers. He is the author of six books, including the business classic, Negotiation Boot Camp: How to Resolve Conflict, Satisfy Customers, and Make Better Deals. For two decades, Ed’s acclaimed Negotiation Boot Camp® seminars have set the standard for “how to make a deal” in Corporate America. A nationally recognized television personality, Ed has appeared as negotiation guru on PBS, ABC National News, Fox News, Fortune Business Report, and Inside Edition. He is negotiation consultant to some of the world’s most prominent organizations, including Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Learjet, Ritz-Carlton, Starbucks, McKinsey, Philips, Zurich Insurance, the IRS, the GSA, and the Pentagon. As a keynote speaker, Ed has enthralled more than 1,000 audiences in Paris, Milan, Athens, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Sao Paulo, Bogota, and New York with his charismatic stage presence, infectious humor, and practical ideas. In previous lives, Ed was a U.S. Marine Corps officer, corporate sales executive, and Hollywood movie actor.

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