21 September 2012

Want a PB&J? It could be poisoned by racism. Take care.

If someone tried to feed me a PB and J* sandwich, I would probably fight to death for my right not to touch it. The mere idea... bleh...

However, one can take the resistance to PB and J sandwiches into a totally different dimension. The one of Political Correctness, that rarified atmosphere where oxygen-deficient brains of humorless idiots, best and finest of the bureaucratic elite, tirelessly invent regulations that promote their PC god(dess?). And, incidentally, allow them to keep their worthless jobs and even add new ones for their coreligionists.

Quite a few eyebrows were raised by a Portland, Ore., report that found traces of racism in the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The study is aimed at uprooting the subtle ways schools foist majority viewpoints on minority students. Its authors decided that telling children a PB and J sandwich is the quintessential American kids lunch sends a message of inferiority to students whose families hail from places where peanut butter and jelly comes on a pita or corn husk.
Frankly, I don't know what shocked me more: the mere idea of putting PB and J on a pita or the so called "study"...

And an even more startling picture comes to light if you add the following:
Aside from its sandwich anxiety, the report, prepared by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG), frets that schools promote "white culture" and "white privilege" by teaching values traditionally associated with our country — values such as "rugged individualism," "adherence to rigid time schedules" and "hard work is the key to success."

Other cultures, the report suggests, place higher priority on group learning, shared property and decision making based on "what will be best for the family or group."
Yep, it's time to get rid of individualism, the anal-retentive obsession with schedules and hard work in favor of... er... group learning and shared property...  where did I hear all that already? Cannot recall for the sake of my life at the moment.

Hat tip to Louise, who, apparently, also hates PB and J sandwiches.

Update: A case of a closet racist placed high in Democratic hierarchy was brought to my attention (Thanks, Soccer Dad).
The man who would be president takes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches -- on whole wheat, strawberry jelly preferred to grape -- twice a day on the campaign trail.
Twice a day - a real hard case, I say. At least we can be reasonably sure he will not become a POTUS.

(*) Sorry about the use of "and" in "PB and J". Apparently a multibillion company very close to ruling the world is unable to fix a small but nasty ampersand problem in Blogger. 


Stan said...

Try using a \ in front of the ampersand. In fact I'll try it now. \& and now without the slash &.


Stan said...

Well, that did not make a difference. I guess you can use an & in the comments section.


KatieNorcross said...

To Liberals everything is racist. So don't worry. Eat the PB&J sandwich and call the principal a bitch.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Sure you are right: the comment system is not part of the Blogger, it's a separate piece of software.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Eat the PB&J? Never!

Dick Stanley said...

PB&J on a corn husk? I doubt it. Who would eat a corn husk with anything?

I've had them on flour tortillas before. Works just fine. I like them, but they're fattening, so I don't eat them anymore.

Finding racism everywhere is not their only problem. Grade inflation is the biggie. To make the unionized teachers and the overpaid administrators look good they now give grades for study hall, to help raise the overall average.So if you're barely passing major subjects, your A in study hall will pull you (and them) through.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Grade inflation - yes, this is the way bad teachers compensate their shortcomings. But lately even the good ones have to do it, to fit into the system that doesn't want to encourage individual achievement and instead encourages mediocrity, as long as it is equally spread.

David All said...

Its stories like these that make me wonder if Mao had the right idea in periodically sending the bureaucrats to work in the farming collectives!
There should be something like a Darwin Award for bureaucratic idiocy like this.

SnoopyTheGoon said...