Monday, July 19, 2021

The Minister Of Misinformation (MOM) Means No More Mean Tweets

Well good, we won’t have to think for ourselves anymore. Joey and the gang will do that for us.

minister of misinformation jenp

And as every middle school student knows, the Constitution – the document of negative liberties (h/t: BHO) – does not give you the right to think for yourself. So yay! – now we can rely on the Ministry of Misinformation (MOM) to tell us who and what to believe. MOM will be working with a small cadre of unelected private officials who run all the big powerful tech platforms to decide who and what is deemed acceptable truthiness. And don’t worry, it will all be transparent to you - as they will operate in secret, without any mechanism for accountability. That way you won’t be able to manipulate their decisions with alternate facts.

From now on smarter people than you will be deciding what information you can have access to, which is too subjective to fall in the wrong hands. First we deal with the “misinformation” surrounding vaccines, next we tackle severe weather, or other dangerous subjects – like math.  From Oregon to Ontario people are struggling to make it non-racist:

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently encouraged teachers to register for training that encourages “ethnomathematics” and argues, among other things, that White supremacy manifests itself in the focus on finding the right answer.

Math…has been “used to normalize racism and marginalization of non-Eurocentric mathematical knowledges,” and explains that taking a “decolonial” and “anti-racist approach” to teaching math will outline its “historical roots and social constructions” to students.

“The Ontario Grade 9 mathematics curriculum emphasizes the need to recognize and challenge systems of power and privilege, both inside and outside the classroom, in order to eliminate systemic barriers and to serve students belonging to groups that have been historically disadvantaged and underserved in mathematics education.”

Finally, they will be getting help from the Ministry of Misinformation, which will simply prevent the objective answer part from being taught/spread via misinformation channels. Expect more bridges and buildings to fall down, but at least there will be no more racist math out there.

decolonize math

Or mean tweets.