Leftist Lockstep

Victor Davis Hanson writes:

[Rep. Ayanna Pressley] just outlined the classic anti-Enlightenment mindset: we are all permanent captives of our superficial race, religion, and sexual orientation. We must at all times think, act, and speak in such tribal fashion—and do so monolithically and collectively, in adopting the party line as set down by such elites as those like Pressley herself.
Blacks who oppose affirmative action, or Muslims who recognize Israel, or “queers” whose sexual preferences are incidental, not essential to their personas are thus declared not authentic and thus not to be welcomed by Pressley into the new racialist Democratic Party.
In practical terms, Pressley assumes that whites, reportedly about 70 percent of the population, tune her logic out. That is, they should never take her own racist advice and vote en masse according to their superficial shared skin color. If they did, the 55 percent of actual voters who are white in her otherwise minority-majority congressional district might never have elected someone who, according to her own rationale, is not part of their own tribe.

One Comment for “Leftist Lockstep”

  1. posted by Mike King & David "TJ" Bauler on

    “Blacks who oppose affirmative action, or Muslims who recognize Israel, or “queers” whose sexual preferences are incidental….”

    I actually hear little about affirmative action (pro and con) outside of a few narrow circumstances.

    I suspect that most Muslims would be able to point to Israel on a map, the issue if more along the lines of self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Feel free to believe that being gay or transgender is a non-issue, but it ain’t so for the Republican Party.

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