The left has time for the anxieties of every marginalized group out there and combination thereof, so maybe that’s why they have none left over for the things conservatives are worried about.
Our concerns about ISIS and terrorism in general is overblown. Conservative economics have been completely debunked. Worries over Kathleen Wynne’s sex ed curriculum is based on misinformation. The science on global warming is settled, don’t question it. White people cannot be the victims of racism. The concept of men’s rights is hilarious on its face.
Basically, if you are writing for or reading this website or one like it, whatever you are angry about ranges from being simply wrong or false (as above) to being the product of any number of unconscious “isms” that have been seeded nefariously in our brains by The Man to being outright lies on our part. See, you’re not really mad about that tax hike- you’re just trying to get attention.
Left-wingers who try to aggressively debunk conservative claims and then express bewilderment when they are met with hostility should look in the mirror and ask themselves why we conservatives must tiptoe around their triggers and sensitivities, but our worries and fears are fair game.
Some on the left don’t even bother pausing to wonder why, and flaunt their lack of empathy. You have your third-wave feminists who "jokingly” call themselves “misandrists," your transgender activists who repeat the mantra of “Die Cis Scum”, and your Idle No More activists who claim they are a nation above Canada. Even your garden-variety Tumblr poster has likely pooped out at least one textblob expressing their wish to “drink the tears” of their oppressors.
If you raise this concern with a leftist, their canned response is WHYYYYY would you EVEN talk about so-called “reverse racism” or any such non-concern when there is ENORMOUS amounts of oppression, REAL oppression, out there as opposed to the nonsense YOU are talking about so therefore YOU must be a terrible person and why don’t you just STFU.
The left is supposed to be about making things better for everybody. At least, that’s the PR they put out. And, inevitably, white privileged cisgendered dudes are one subset of “everybody.” So they try to tell us that giving up our privilege will help humanity in the long run.
But then suddenly the mask slips and they’re off talking about drinking tears again, and the lovely illusion of a better world is dispelled. These leftwingers are really all about bringing themselves up by bringing other people down, or so it seems.
This tendency to dehumanize the other among leftists might go some way towards explaining why every revolution from China to France to Russia to Cuba to Zimbabwe to Egypt has the unfortunate tendency of going two zillion steps back for every step forward despite having been promoted as progressive watersheds in history.
When the Glorious Revolt doesn’t live up to its billing, leftists explain it away by saying that we are mistaken- that those weren’t really leftists at all.
Well, since there’s a choice apparently, I would much prefer the kind of leftist who is honest about their intentions- to despoil me of my privilege by any means necessary. That means I get to pick up the nearest blunt and/or pointy object, brandish it about, and yell, “Come and get it!”
That way, I won’t have to endure any hypocritical moralizing about empathy.
Do yourselves a favour, leftists: Admit that you are capable of sinking to the deepest depths despite - and possibly even because of - your high-and-mighty concern for the downtrodden.
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