Leftists often begin arguments with an unusual qualifier: “As a Latino…” or “As a woman…”- seemingly superfluous statements when it’s self-evident to all that, yes indeed, they do appear to be Latino or a woman.
We can all see this, so why remind us?
We all know that the Left has always been obsessed with race, gender and sexual orientation, but I could never quite make sense out of this often-reoccurring declaration because it was almost never necessary. What is the impulse for this disclaimer?
Upon consideration it occurred to me that giving your racial or more specifically, your historically disenfranchised credentials is significant these days when participating in the liberal narrative – the equivalent of an officer brazenly flipping a walleted badge before entering a secured area.
By doing so Liberals are saying: “I have special access to this argument, a perspective that trumps all others. Step aside.” Remember Obama stating the exquisitely obvious in regards to the Trayvon Martin case: “If I’d had a son, he would looked like Trayvon.” (continued here)
What Mike points out is that our race, sex, creed, and so forth do not necessarily provide us any special qualifications for speaking the truth. Yet in the belief that our race, sex, creed, and so forth do give us a special qualifications; the folks who crow DIVERSITY throw up walls between us. Thus, on the news blacks must cover black stories, and women must cover women’s issues. Why do that? Contrary to their preaching, the diversity crowd thinks our differences more important than what we have in common. Their objects are to use our differences to further division and conquest.
What is odd about this so-called diversity movement is that it is not a big conspiracy. Because there is safety in numbers, we instinctively gather into tribal groups. Unfortunately, because we don’t always give our choices much thought, we sometimes chose our tribal associations rather stupidly. When that happens, sneaky people can manipulate us. Then, instead of achieving an orderly society that allows everyone to go about their own business in peace, we pull our nation apart and risk civil insurrection.
Consider the most recent example of how the diversity crowd has used identity politics to divide us. Examine what is at the roots of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Instead of reveling in the fact we each get to choose from diversity of economic alternatives, that movement seeks to promote class warfare based upon our economic differences.
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