Blog: A Voice For Men
Topic: Your left, right, left
“If you are a left leaning individual, and you support men’s rights but are tiring of people taking shots at the left and blaming them for feminism, then I can only suggest that you take that to the feminist source in your own camp”.
Hi Paul, I am a leftist (not a very good one though) but let me try and explain why this may be problematic, and why in many cases, you may as well ask a Christian to listen to the words of Satan.
I hope you will understand, after I have finished, that what you are asking for is in many cases, very difficult if not impossible, for many people in orbit of the Left to contemplate, much less act on.
Very briefly and somewhat superficially I wish to outline the background, the mechanism by which control is utilized, and the consequences of following your suggestion.
The innate assumption of the Left is that they are good, decent, moral and ethical people and anything they support is just and true. Therefore, only ignorant, stupid and/or evil people would oppose or offer a critique without first establishing that they are fundamentally in agreement, and are thus arguing within an acceptable framework, and in good faith.
Generally, you may be viewed with pity as unenlightened, and if intelligent enough, all that has to be done is to educate you, and by pointing out that as a decent person, that there is only one ethical option available to you.
It also necessary for you to understand that the Left views itself as populated by decent and ethical people, and comprise many individuals who regard themselves as “unafraid” to take the necessary steps to correct a “historical evil”. Any questionable actions and fallout is viewed as “unfortunate” but “for the greater good” sacrifices have to be made.
In my view, thereligious inclination is an inherent and normative part of any human population and comprise the majority. Anyone who is an Atheist like myself, are in a minority who my guess is, comprise anywhere from between 3% to 5% of any given population. I also strongly suspect this condition is genetically related.
In any event, the Left comprise many an Atheist, who are that way because they made an intellectual choice to be so, and again in my view, having actively denied a fundamental part of their themselves, into that lacuna have channelled their otherwise natural religious inclination towards Political Correctness.
Those who do allow themselves to be religious have no issues with incorporating PC into their system of beliefs either.
PC is therefore within that milieu, a religious doctrine, and is especially relevant for the secular left for the above reasons, and Feminism is one of the sacred cows of the left.
Anyone who attacks a sacred teaching is automatically viewed with the suspicion that they are not a decent person. PC is therefore a very powerful social tool for maintaining a strong cohesive within the progressive collective.
The Left therefore as a whole, automatically assumes the worst about your character if you criticize any of it’s tenants from within or without. If you are not part of the Left, by definition your view is incorrect, because only the Left possess the truth.
Therefore, there is no point to even giving a fair hearing to any opposition from within, because having no excuse for being unenlightened, it is self evident that you must be unethical, and/or immoral, and therefore will have to first defend yourself from charges of being racist, misogynist etc. etc. and it is thus also a very effective means of imposing self-censorship.
Someone on the Left therefore, has to have a very strong sense of self, to withstand the opprobrium by the members of your self identified community, and will be expelled if they do not come to their senses and repent.
As for you Paul, as the majority of people are weak, and must be constantly shepherded, you represent a clear and present danger to the populace as a whole and it is therefore very urgent and incredibly important that you be silence dby any means available for the “greater good”.
Morever, you must be silenced because otherwise you may mislead an uninformed, unenlightened, uneducated person who may be otherwise of good character astray. The first step naturally is to reveal your true nature, thus you are naturally a misognist, and an organizer of a hate group, as characterized by the SPLC.
As you grow in influence, expect future attacks, because after all, you are evil, and must be destroyed.
Link added to an article by Kevin Drum over at Mother Jones that illustrates what I was talking about. From the article:
"A week ago at the Chronicle of Higher Education's Brainstorm blog, Naomi Schaefer Riley wrote a post titled "The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations." As it happens, though, Riley didn't
read any of the dissertations she mocked. She just read the titles and
unilaterally declared them useless. "What a collection of left-wing
victimization claptrap," she grumbled, "The best that can be said of
these topics is that they’re so irrelevant no one will ever look at