This is the Orwellian dystopia coming to life. There are teachers, educators, and professors who are arguing that 2+2=5. You read that right…2+2=5. They want to teach this to your children. We’re going to break down what’s going on here, why they’re doing this, and how we can stop it. With math like this coming from the Left, I can see why they called the election for Joe Biden.
From wikipedia (because even they are aware of how stupid this is):
“The phrase “two plus two equals five” (2 + 2 = 5) is used in the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell, as a dogmatic statement of Ingsoc (English Socialism) philosophy, like the slogan “War is Peace”, which the Party expects the citizens of Oceania to believe is true. In writing his secret diary in the year 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith ponders if the Inner Party might declare that “two plus two equals five” is a fact. Smith further ponders whether or not belief in such a consensus reality makes the lie true.
About the falsity of “two plus two equals five”, in Room 101, the interrogator O’Brien tells the thought criminal Smith that control over physical reality is unimportant to the Party, provided the citizens of Oceania subordinate their real-world perceptions to the political will of the Party; and that, by way of doublethink: “Sometimes, Winston. [Sometimes it is four fingers.] Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once”.
As a theme and as a subject in the arts, the anti-intellectual slogan 2 + 2 = 5 has produced literature, such as Deux et deux font cinq (Two and Two Make Five, 1895), by Alphonse Allais, which is a 19th-century collection of absurdist short stories; and the imagist art manifesto 2 x 2 = 5 (1920), by the poet Vadim Shershenevich, in the 20th century.“
Why does 2+2=5:
To start, lets look at exactly what they say; how they argue here is extremely important. NOTE: They don’t say 2+2=4 is incorrect, nor do they say 2+2 always equals 5. In fact, if you favored math because of its consistency, you are apparently unwoke. What they say is:
A. 2+2 can sometimes equal 5, And
B. That 2+2 doesn’t always equal 4.
Please, it is pertinent that you notice the woke Leftists are NOT arguing that 2+2 always equals 5, nor do they argue that 2+2 never equals 4. They think there is no universally correct answer to 2+2 that is objectively true in all situations. They aren’t FALSIFYING 2+2=4, they are DECONSTRUCTING it.
What exactly is deconstructing math? How does that work? Deconstruction works by attacking at the level of MEANING. This means that words, ideas, concepts, discourses, art, texts, symbols; whatever is used to MEAN something or communicate gets deconstructed. Thus deconstruction “destabilizes meaning.” The woke Leftists destabilize meaning because when a things meaning is not stable, clear, and defined the meaning of the thing can be redefined and distorted. Then people can come to any conclusion they want about it. Here are examples from art, architecture and international relations:
The woke think racism, sexism, and bigotry are infused into all of the language and concepts we use. Since we think and communicate with language, if the language we use is inherently racist and sexist then our communication, and the ideas we communicate will be racist and sexist; they take this and extend it into Math. The woke argue objectivity and any binary choice about truth (answers that are either true or false) are part of white supremacy. Since math uses objectivity and thinks things can be either true or false, math is rooted in white supremacy.
Dr. Rochelle Gutierrez believes math teachers knowledge includes being politically educated (yes, she thinks math is political), not just knowledge pertaining to teaching Math. She created a type of math where Humans are no longer-centered.
What she teaches her students is as follows.
Her paper has keywords that include “diversity and equity” which is always an indicator of communist ideology. begins with her quoting Dr. Kimmerer, who states that science and traditional knowledge can come together by listening to plants.
I feel it is necessary to make mention that this is, in fact, a real published academic paper. Science and knowledge needs to listen to plants.
Dr. Gutierrez also says the idea math can solve anything is a fallacy. She asks why math:
- values logic over intuition and asks student to use logic instead of intuition, and
- teaches people to critique reasoning rather then just appreciate it various reasoning attempts.
The answer to 1 and 2 above appear to simply be “because it is math.” She proceeds to suggest that rather then learning “dominant math” students might instead go outside the learn to appreciate the patterns in bird songs. Again, I must stress that this is in fact a real paper.
Dr. Gutierrez also believes it is important to ask the students to consider how various forms of problem solving bring joy. Because joy is relevant to the efficacy of different problem solving methods…
Dr. Gutierrez states directly that her “goal is not to get closer to some absolute truth.” This is a stunning admission. This woman is a tenured professor of education at The University of Illinois and she comes right out and admits that she is not trying to find truth.
This “I don’t care about truth” view is common in the circles of social justice warriors. For example, Kevin Bird (who mocked @conceptualjames and his followers for pushing back at people who were saying 2+2=5) actually admits here that he doesn’t even care about what the truth is when he does science:
- The woke attack the meaning of ideas via deconstruction to dissolve them
- They think racism/ white supremacy is built into every area of western civilization
- They are not concerned with truth.
Dr. Gutierrez is immersed in the delusion that math has been controlled by global white supremacy. To her, every area of mathematics might come to the conclusions it does because of white supremacy. So even 2+2=4 might be racist or the result of western imperialism. Some even go as far as to say that directly.
What you can do:
1. Push back with clarity. Know your stuff, don’t get flustered.
2. Go to school board meetings and just say “no.” SJW’s show up, you have to as well
3. Learn and educate people.
And finally, you have to speak up.
The time of fear is over, the time has come to boldly call this out in the clear understanding that we are looking for truth. We will not be cowed by accusations of racism, nor will we be brought to heel by social shaming. Call it out, truth is on your side.