Prissy Girls and Bureacrats

I feel like I’m in junior high school again listening to prissy girls whining about the boy who said bad words.

“Teacher, teacher, that boy said naughty words! I heard him! You need to get him!” 

And the teacher has to satisfy their demands for punishment. 

I’m the naughty-words boy.   I say things that are “sexist, racist, homophobic, queerphobic, transphobic, intolerant, divisive, and anti-semitic.”  The  girls can’t believe someone like me exists.  Their pony tails unravel, they stutter, their fancy shoes fall off.  I’ve violated their high-minded moralities.   “What is to be done!” they shriek.

Ugh. This generation owes an apology to the Puritans.

I was contacted by and asked to comment about an alleged letter that was allegedly send to the Secretary of State.  Having no knowledge of this letter, I asked the reporter to send me a copy of it. Here goes:

 “As Jewish employees of the Department of State . . . We welcome your statement that antisemitism often goes hand in hand with racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other hatreds, and that none of these ideologies should have a home in our workplace.”

They call for me to be fired, and close as follows: “We know this issue is personally important to you. Your stepfather’s experience is instructive of the dangers of antisemitism  . . . “ 

You can read it all here:   foreignpolicyletter. has always been my own views and no one would even remotely suspect they would be attached to any employer, associate, friend, or even enemy.  I speak outside the narrow Overton Window that controls public discourse.  As another news outlet reported:  “POLITICO found no examples of Berggren identifying himself as a State Department official in his online commentary.”  (BTW, who sent Blinken’s letter to Foreign Policy?)

Americans have to stop being afraid. 

One can sense the delicate change of tide in the country.  We are finding our voice again.   From military officers to policemen, atheists to Neo-pagans, Christians to Jews, homosexuals, teachers,  doctors, and moms, Blacks, Hispanics, Whites  . . .  we are sick of being told what we can say and can’t say.     

Fritz Berggren, PhD.
1 September 2021

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