Published by: Front Page Mag
By: Daniel Greenfield
John Sexton at HotAir quotes from an appearance by Bret Weinstein, the former Evergreen College professor purged by radical leftist students. Weinsten is a liberal who opposed the racist tactics of student activists demanding that white people leave campus. Here he’s asked if the left is eating itself.
Turning to his experience at Evergreen, Weinstein said, “I recognized that there was a hidden dichotomy between two populations within the left.” He continued, “One of those populations earnestly wishes equality, and there can be some debate over what it is that is being equalized, but virtually everybody on the left would say that they are for equality of opportunity.
“Then there is another population that does not wish equality of opportunity, what it wishes to do is to turn the tables of oppression. And the problem for us is that when these two populations are intermingled they sound alike until the point that you reach something like equality of opportunity, and we are nowhere near that point. At that point, they would clearly diverge and you would discover that some of the people who had been pursuing some nominal version of equality were really about some radical version of inequity with new people at the head. And I do think that is what we are facing.”
Weinstein goes on to say that he believes many of the people on the left are unaware that they are part of something which contains these extremist tendencies, which he describes as “unholy and un-American.”
As I’ve said before, Bret Weinstein keeps showing that he’s a liberal, rather than a leftist. And that requires a certain blindness to what the left is. One that’s often founded in liberals.
Equality of opportunity to the left is the equivalent of Communism. It’s an impossible utopian age that may arrive someday. But it’s not the rules that we play by today.
The left believes in the impossibility of equality. Its varying theories explain why the game is rigged. White privilege is just the latest conspiracy theory to explain why everyone can’t be equal. (At least not until society is reconstructed to death, much as in the Soviet Union, and they never claimed to have achieved true Communism either.) If equality is impossible, the next best thing to do is rig the game in favor of the “oppressed”. Since the causes of inequality aren’t merely legal, but are a state of unconscious prejudice that we carry everywhere with us and that affects all of our actions and is embedded in all our institutions, the way to fight it is with a state of calculated and open discrimination. Some variation of this is always embedded in the left. Again, look at the Soviet Union’s treatment of the formerly privileged.
Equality is a kind of idealistic goal. But it’s not something that leftists believe we should actually try to practice. It’s just the sucker bait they put out front.
It’s like a cult leader promising to take you to his planet. But there are always complications. And he needs twelve wives. And all your independent thought. That’s the left in a nutshell.
We’re all going to the equality planet one day. But first we have to be completely deprogrammed and brainwashed. And oppressed for our own good. That’s not a radical view. It’s just the left.
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