But modern feminism certainly is.
Misandry wasn’t made socially acceptable by feminists — it became so because men were afraid to stand up to sexism for of fear of being labeled misogynists.
I couldn’t care less about gender representation in the workforce — what matters is that people are not being discriminated against solely on the basis of their sex. And the reality is that sex discrimination has never been more institutionalized.
Women used to be denied opportunities due to naive social prejudices. Now men are denied opportunities because of quotas. Which is the greater evil?
The Regressive Left is inherently reactive. That’s what ultimately sets them apart from actual left-wing progressives like Tim Pool, Lucas Lynch, and Sargon. The left has been sucked dry of independent thought, and they aren’t able to come up with any new ideas now that their progressive handlers have immersed themselves in identity politics and intersectional ideology.
And no, I don’t believe that the Democratic leadership subscribes to an iota of what they preach. People like Hillary and Obama are tacticians — not NPCs — and labeling them as such isn’t productive in the least.
The Dems are sitting on a powder keg, playing with matches. The blue checkmarks, the #resisters, the Democratic Socialists — you know, the actual NPCs — they have been so thoroughly indoctrinated that they are just as likely to turn and bite any of their handlers for deviating from the social programming as they are the people they’ve been conditioned to hate.
And that’s what we’re seeing now, whenever these young “Justice Democrats” (AOC, Omar, Tlaib) openly criticize — even threaten — senior Dems. When popular opposition to Nancy Pelosi reaches the point that her own people have to consider removing her. When the blue check marks and their followers begin to turn on the Democratic leadership, claiming (even now) that they are either too centrist or not radical enough.
And I think the Dems are finally starting to realize what they’ve unleashed. Have you seen Nancy Pelosi? She looks terrible. I imagine she must be an anxious mess, trying to simultaneously appease the traditional Democratic voter bloc and deal with Trump, all while fully aware that there are people within her own party — and a ravenous horde at its outskirts — that would like nothing more than to tear her to pieces.
It’s almost enough to make me feel sorry for her.
There was indeed a foreign troll who sought to sow discord in American politics, but what blows my fucking mind is that people seem to think this can be used to excuse their behavior. It can’t.
A foreign troll wasn’t responsible for fanatical, ideological “journalism”. No foreign troll can be held responsible for people continuing to spread propaganda even after it had been debunked. No foreign troll can be held to account for people fabricating new reasons to demonizes those kids (or ignore the flagrant racism of both the Black Israelites and Nathan Phillips’s goons), and a foreign troll did NOT — in any way, shape, or form — prompt any of the violent rhetoric we’ve seen from the Left.
I find the idea intriguing, but I just don’t see how it would work.
For starters, who would design such a test, and what guarantee would we have that it would be based on core American values when our own people can’t even agree on what those values are or ought to be?
Second, what’s to keep would-be immigrants from simply giving us the appropriate answers? Even the ones who are either too dumb or too culturally isolated to figure it out themselves could be coached on how to answer. And there are people both inside and outside this country who would be all too glad to help them defeat such a system.
Yes, the vast majority of people who claim to be anti-Zionism probably are anti-Semitic. (This has certainly been my experience.) But it’s still important to keep the two concepts distinct, or else you risk demonizing people for something they are not. And the more empty charges get flung around, the more dismissive people become of the real thing.
It’s also important to recognize that true anti-Zionism needn’t entail being anti-Israel. It’s perfectly possible to reject the principles of Zionism while remaining a strong supporter of Israel and its people.
Once upon a time the term ‘feminist’ was used to denote anyone (generally a woman) who advocated equal rights and opportunities for men and women. But Feminism has long since morphed into a full-blown ideology — one that has nothing to do with gender equality.
Calling yourself a feminist because you believe in equal rights between the sexes is like calling yourself a white nationalist because you reject the principles of globalism and happen to be caucasian.
People need to understand this, because when you use their rhetoric, you are effectively licensing their ideas.