MTV & VIACOM: "Look Different"
MTV & VIACOM: "Look Different"
Most folks may not yet know about a coming program that cost many millions of dollars to develop. It has been created by MTV and Viacom. It talks about removing “White bias” and offers To CLEANSE!
If you’ve read about “Look Different” or heard about it! It seems to be an incredibly well researched program that explains to America that Bias may and does exist. Bias by Whites, especially youth, are indicated to exist toward many minorities like Black and Brown skinned individuals. It also points out bias against Gays, Transgender and other minority social beliefs. “Look Different” may also point out some bias with minority or majority Religious beliefs.
To do this MTV has contacted and enlisted related groups in assisting them to discover these Biases. There has been some identification and very tough questions about many of these groups representing the communities who reportedly suffer under these biases.
A short list of very left leaning adviser organizations that Viacom and MTV thought was best to have as they plan to Cleanse your children are:
CAIR (A political Islamic organization), La Raza (A political Hispanic organization),
GLAAD (A Gay organization), NAACP (A well respected Black organization.) The Kirwan Institute Funded by the Ford Foundations and Others. These are all very left leaning and some socialistic trending organizations. One was watched by the FBI as a Terror subsidiary at some point in the past. This Author would advise you research this plan and its sponsors carefully, It appears very liberally Biased!
What is important is Viacom, MTV and these group’s focus seems to hold a belief that those creating or holding biases are predominantly “White”, conservative young folks.” And, again by my own referential logic, their parents! The Study seems to identify these young people as the ones that need polite interrogation then “Cleansing week long!” (If that’s incorrect, it’s probably just my misdirected Bias and I ask for forgiveness. But please don’t “Cleanse” me.”)
In this presentation of “Look Different” it seems that the stated biases being held by folks are against Gay and Transgender, Brown and Black colors, some religious beliefs and finally perhaps Liberal Thought itself. In order to correct these biases the proposed recommendation seems to be identifying white folks with these “Biases” and then “Cleanse them.” A week Long Cleansing! Meaning, I suppose, a Wiping away or getting rid a bias once exposed.
My question is: Has the producers of this program really thought through the possible implications? My far less researched premise is: All people have Biases of some sort. These groups that contributed to “Look Different” probably had very strong biases. For example Liberal and Conservative thoughts are both biased. The producers are definitively Liberal. That is by any definition “Biased.”
America today, as compared to racial and sectarian violence throughout the Middle East, Africa, and part of Europe, has far less damaging biases than most other countries. America did not address the greatest injustice against the Black race quickly enough. That was the great failing in our Constitution.
I do want to explain a slightly differing view. My humble view!
ALL PEOPLE HAVE BIASES! The liberal groups above definitely have political Bias! However, we have fine and caring “Law Makers” that strive against destructive divisional biases successfully. We have democratically elected representative groups in cities and states defending and proposing changes politically to create a fairer society. Those groups doing that by their very action display BIAS! Is that bad? Isn’t it choice?
There may be unjust BIAS. However, that is a matter for “Legal Rendering” in my humble and biased opinion. Not for “CLEANSING! That term is in itself troubling! What is also troubling is these groups want to push their Bias onto Children and Young adults.
With all due respect Viacom and MTV have biases. Biases are differing beliefs. It is difficult to socially decide which is right or wrong. Was it right for the white settler to have mistreated the red skinned brothers who were here first? NO! Was it right for plantation owners some of whom helped write the Constitution to have slaves? NO! Was it right for the North African Muslim Tribes to round up those Black tribesmen in Africa and sell them? No! Is it right for women under Sharia Law not to have basic freedoms? NO! Was it right for mostly White immigrants to move across the southern half of America? Maybe! Was it right before that for the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors to take over most of South America at the disadvantage and possible extermination of some indigenous tribes? Maybe. Is it wrong for a liberal group of advocates to want to promote Liberal Bias by “Cleansing? Yes! Shouldn’t legally elected representative and legal scholars determine that? YES!
My point is, history is history. Today, America is truly a melting pot and we are a dispirit group of cultures that do get along under a “Rule of Law” far better than Bias cleansing or others. We don’t allow Bias, or fights against Bias, to violate Law! Law is better than Cleansing. If we decide “Socially” to pursue agendas that point out division and then try to CLEANSE, isn’t that condemning and blaming in violation of our constitutionally structured protections?
Threat of lynching is bad. Threat of retaliation for Bias is just as bad! What’s next if your mental CLEANSING doesn’t work? More Social persecution for biases or, Maybe a Russian type Gulag or a Mao fashioned re-education camp? Extremes do happen.
Arguing who was right or wrong in history is the work of our “Laws and Elections” not for select groups representing factions to promote change with an end result of CLEANSING! At least that’s my humble “BIAS”.