BLM “Teacher,” “Scholar”: Two and Two Not Four
Written by R. Cort Kirkwood
It appears that Black Lives Matter activists have reached peak insanity.
The latest from a member of the Marxist-controlled group that’s promoting violence across the country is this: Unlike Black Lives, mathematics don’t matter. The right answers when adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing aren’t really right — or wrong
That idea that 2 + 2 = 4, a BLM “teacher” and “scholar” tweeted, is just another of the petty tyrannies that the white man forced upon an unsuspecting, innocent world where facts and truth are relative.
The startling revelation that two plus two do not necessarily equal four was not revealed in a refereed math journal, but instead in a since-deleted tweet from Brittany Marshall, who bills herself on Twitter as “she/her, teacher, scholar, social justice change agent, Chicagoan, PhD student, architecture enthusiast, wannabe math person, BLM always.”
Marshall has locked down her Twitter page, likely to prevent the world’s top mathematicians from pelting her with questions about the finding, but anyway, Adam Ford, the founder of Disrn and the Babylon Bee, preserved Marshall’s singular discovery.
“Nope the idea of 2 + 2 = 4 is cultural and because of western imperialism/colonization, we think of it as the only way of knowing,” she tweeted.
Ford answered with a quote from George Orwell’s 1984:
How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four!
Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.
Another Twitter user tweeted the words of G.K. Chesterton:
We shall soon be in a world in which a man may be howled down for saying that two and two make four, in which people will persecute the heresy of calling a triangle a three-sided figure, and hang a man for maddening a mob with the news that grass is green.
“Abraham Lincoln once asked an audience how many legs a dog has if you count the tail as a leg,” tweeted a page using the name of economist Thomas Sowell. “When they answered ‘five,’ Lincoln told them that the answer was four. The fact that you called the tail a leg did not make it a leg.”
Not the Babylon Bee
Frighteningly, the very real tweet from a very real “teacher, scholar,” and “Ph.D. student,” is remarkably similar to the Babylon Bee, a website that slaughters the holy cows of leftism with biting satire.
Ford sold the website in 2018, but anyway, Marshall’s silly tweet is exactly the type of post readers see at the Bee, except that nothing at the Bee is real. Amusingly, though its stories are obviously made up, they sometimes invite a “fact check” from Snopes, the lefitst fact-checking website.
A popular line on social media to comment on stories that seem to be made up but aren’t is this: “Not the Babylon Bee.”
Its brutal take-down of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was this: “Chicago Mayor Says Fourth of July Weekend Was ‘Mostly Peaceful.’” The city posted another 79 shootings and 15 fatalities through the holiday.
Marshall’s post, however, was “not the Babylon Bee,” a disturbing thought given that the “wannabe math person” is also a “Ph.D. student.”
Given that Marshall is also an “architecture enthusiast,” one wonders what she would say if her school’s architects and construction engineers agreed that the most basic math equation is a White colonial imposition, then didn’t bother calculating the weight the buildings’ load-bearing walls could withstand.
Image: screenshot from Twitter post
R. Cort Kirkwood is a long-time contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.
Courtesy of The New American