Monday, 9 January 2017

New Feature: Keeping it Regressive

Nine days into 2017 and it's off to a regressive start.  As in, "we've learned nothing from Donald Trump's victory" regressive.  So I intend to keep a running tab of regressive B.S I hear about from various sources, and post them in periodic blog or even video articles.  Kind of like Sargon of Akkad's "This Week in Stupid," only more socialistic.  Democratic, alt-left socialist, of course.  Every week or so.

So here goes.

Apparently millennials are more comfortable with censoring speech offensive to minorities than older generations are.  The figures are higher among women, among minorities themselves and among Democrats.  Surprise surprise.  Worse news still is that the number is higher outside of America.

The vast majority of social media commentary on a Golden Globe nominated actor's speech thanking and praising his wife for her support was positive.  Not so with one feminist, who felt that it was sexist.  So the rational thing to do in response to this mature and thoughtful sentiment is obviously for the media to get out there - double time - and make sure she gets a column with which to express her proregressive and enlightened sentiments.  Don't you feel more educated and enlightened already?

Many thousands of women are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington the day after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Jennifer Willis no longer plans to be one of them. 
Ms. Willis, a 50-year-old wedding minister from South Carolina, had looked forward to taking her daughters to the march. Then she read a post on the Facebook page for the march that made her feel unwelcome because she is white. 
The post, written by a black activist from Brooklyn who is a march volunteer, advised “white allies” to listen more and talk less. It also chided those who, it said, were only now waking up to racism because of the election. 
“You don’t just get to join because now you’re scared, too,” read the post. “I was born scared.” 
Stung by the tone, Ms. Willis canceled her trip.
And good on Ms. Willis.  Can't say I blame her.  White women simply are not medal contestants in the Oppression Olympics.   Only the absolute MOST OPPRESSED get to protest against and oppose the power of the US State Department and corporate America.  Anyone less oppressed than a disabled transgenderqueer latinx womyn of color needs to just STFU and check their privilege.  Because that's how you build the kind of solidarity that overcomes differences, finds common ground and challenges the roots of corporate and state power.  Competitive identity politics, fostering resentment and militancy among minorities NOT towards the commanding heights of power, but towards those that have a bit more privilege than they do.  Because that always works out so well.

Idiots.  I'll bet Team Trump and the Cult of Kek don't know whether to laugh or cry.  And I can't say I blame them, because I don't know either.

Have any articles, stories or videos about regressive idiocy?  There's just so much, I can't keep track of it all myself.  Let me know in the comments section, and I'll try to fit it in a later installment.

Keep it phony, "leftist" America.  Keep it pretentious.  Keep it about your smug little ego.

Keep it regressive.

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