The ends justify the means.
The left follows the usual predictable process.
1. Demonize a group
2. Treat assaults on it as liberation
3. Dismiss any abuses on account of the evil of the group
Lefty identity politics invariably follows the same approach. And that approach is covered up with specialized language and cries of victimhood. If you’re worried about the pitfalls of accusing a whole bunch of people with no real proof, here from the failing swamp of Teen Vogue is the left’s reply.
Teen Vogue columnist and feminist Emily Lindin posted a series of tweets Tuesday night about false sexual harassment and assault allegations against men. Her hot take: she’s fine with it. “I’m actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations,” Lindin said at the beginning of a string of comments.
Lindin went on to explain that such situations don’t occur very often. “First, false allegations VERY rarely happen, so even bringing it up borders on a derailment tactic. It’s a microscopic risk in comparison to the issue at hand (worldwide, systemic oppression of half the population),” she tweeted,
Back in the day, defenders of the USSR made the same arguments.
“The benefit of all of us getting to finally tell the truth + the impact on victims FAR outweigh the loss of any one man’s reputation,” she said, adding, “If some innocent men’s reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay.”
“How many of our reputations have suffered unfairly? How many of our lives have ALREADY BEEN destroyed because of physical violence against us? Why was that acceptable, but now one man’s (potentially) unfair loss of a career opportunity is not?”
And the moral of the story is that identity politics is dehumanization.
And the dehumanization uses claims of victimhood to justify its abuses.
From the French Revolution to the Cultural Revolution to today’s campus social justice crybullies, the left never changes.
Its old corrupt faulty premises infect a new generation with the totalitarian virus.
Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield