Social justice warriorhood is ostensibly about the victimhood of blacks, women, Muslims, transgender people, etc. But it’s also, and ultimately, about ensuring the power dominance of the highly privileged white liberal elite. On the left, identity politics has all but killed and buried old-fashioned class analysis as the matrix for understanding power relationships.
If progressive politicos, academics, pundits, funders and activists were more confident in their views, they wouldn’t be so very afraid of engaging with nonprogressive viewpoints.
I’m going to miss 2018. Note that the ringleader with “Stay Woke” jacket has to check her phone for words to her chant. To any protestors out there: If you plan to shut down a speaker, have the decency to memorize your chants. https://t.co/Bo6vwFWxIo
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) December 31, 2018
The cultural contradictions of progressivism.
Here's my main problem with intersectionality: It's adherents claim the oppressed are sole experts on their oppression, and we must defer to them. But also, it's not their job to educate you or lead the resistance. Thus we end up with this utter confusion. https://t.co/iPS8P1f4dF
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) December 31, 2018