WHAT IS THE POINT OF STANLEY BLACK?
Stanley Black describes himself as a political artist, in the sense that he is deeply opposed to a branch of leftist thinking called identity politics and especially intersectionality which he feels is insidious and a inherently dangerous ideology as it fundamentally opposed to classical notions of liberty. He is a firm champion of freedom of speech and an ardent opponent of political correctness. Now, in its original conception political correctness could be seen as a form of politeness within the public sphere, there is however another concept which achieves the same aim, it is called politeness. Stanley Black now views political correctness as a weapon of the left whose use, is to shut down discussion and close debate. Stanley Black believes that intersectionality has become a type of religion, in the sense it is a community that solidifies around a set of moral principles, gives the member a sense of purpose and meaning and finally an identity. Although few people are proselytisers and zealots many adhere to its fundamental principles. Upheld through consent by a tacit adherence to its misguided promise of fairness and compassion. Stanley Black views himself as a heterodox, here to challenge the orthodoxy of thought that pervades the academy.
FOUCAULDIAN OPPRESSED/OPPRESSOR POWER STRUCTURES = GOD
VICTIM CULTURE = THE CHURCH
(UN)POLITICALLY CORRECT TALK = BLASPHEMY
CRITICAL THEORY = SCRIPTURE
WHITE PRIVILEGE = ORIGINAL SIN
HOLDING CENTRE RIGHT/RIGHT WING VIEWS = HERETICS
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY BOARDS = THE SPANISH INQUISITION
CANCEL CULTURE = EX-COMMUNICATION