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The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Great Daniel Greenfield, SultanKnish.Blogspot.Com – and JAF IMAGES

From the biblical exodus of the Hebrew slaves to the emancipation of African slaves, liberation used to mean autonomy. Slavery was the greatest denial of personal autonomy and liberation freed the former slave to make his own decisions and exercise power over his own life.

Now, liberation is identified with controlling others. It is not enough not to be a slave. To be truly liberated, you must enslave others. Freedom is an illusion. There are only slaves and masters.

Grievance culture has eroded the distinction between liberation and oppression by not only redefining both concepts, but rejecting the individual autonomy at the heart of liberation. Diminishing the role of the individual for the collective redefined liberation and oppression, not as the slavery or freedom of the individual, but of the relative primacy of one group over another.

The collectivist theory of society rejects the notion that we are free to the extent that we can make our own decisions, rather it insists that we are only as free as the power and wealth wielded by our group. Minorities are not truly free until they have the same average household income as white people. Women are not free unless they have the same income a man does.

 

Trading liberation for equalization inevitably requires a totalitarian state to do the equalizing, resulting in the enslavement of a society that turned over its freedoms to a system built to ensure that no one, except the ones running it, can gain any advantage over anyone else.

But grievance culture goes further by redefining liberation as a state of mind, not a state of being. It doesn’t matter how free you are, legally and objectively, if you don’t feel liberated.

Oppression became a psychological condition triggered by what other people said, the costumes they wore, or even their refusal to affirm the victim’s insecurities. The racist ‘white fragility’ doctrine is built on expanding the classic self-help doctrine that those who resist its cult like processes are the source of the problem, not the people with the obvious problems.

The very name, ‘white fragility’ reverses who has the problem and who is really feeling fragile.

Both social collectivism and psychological oppression erode the physical boundaries of individual autonomy and entangle everyone in a single system with only two available roles.

Oppressors and victims. Refusing to play means automatically being assigned as an oppressor.

Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? - https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all
Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? – https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all



Where liberation once sought to free slaves, the new liberation pursues the oppressors whose words, attitudes, and even unspoken thoughts perpetuate an imaginary system of oppression. The professional victims who claim to be enslaved by this imaginary system cannot free themselves through their own actions by asserting their autonomy, instead they must confront and assail those classes of people they blame for their oppression and force them to atone.

The process of liberation is, like Communism, endlessly indefinite. As the system of oppression takes on more microscopic forms, receding into the quantum foam of academic jargon and psychological subjectivism, it becomes a perpetual reality that will never go away.

https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/
https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/



Freedom, this doctrine holds, is essentially impossible because there is no blank slate. Everything is defined by ‘whiteness’ which incorporates the two-parent family, systems of measuring time, and virtually the entire corpus of mathematics, physics, and real science. Oppression is built into the fabric of the world. It cannot be escaped, but can be adopted.

If a blank slate is impossible, then power cannot be given up, but it can be taken up.

We may never be free or equal, but the balance of that oppression and inequality can be recentered by ‘decentering whiteness’ and ‘centering blackness’. The total entanglement of the individual and society, and of every individual with every other individual in society, makes it impossible to seize power for personal autonomy except by destroying the autonomy of others.

The new liberation does not aim for a colorblind society, the very idea is denounced as a product of whiteness, but a society that denounces white people and upholds ‘blackness’. It is not enough to read books by black authors, you must cease reading books by white authors. It is not enough to hire black people, to be truly ‘anti-racist’ you must also fire white people.

Everything is a zero sum game in a conflict where racial progress requires racial regress.

Liberation is not the end of the struggle, but the beginning. Racial progress doesn’t end racial strife, rather it intensifies it. The worse the violence and hate get, the more progress there is.

The practical implementation of that theory has turned our cities and culture into war zones.

Personal autonomy was and is an achievable goal. Social justice isn’t. It’s a conflict that never ends, crushing families, communities, and countries, because it defines society as conflict.

The Marxist view of the world is rooted in conflict. Accepting it can lead to only one of two outcomes: endless conflicts without any real progress or a dictatorship which resolves the conflict by claiming it no longer exists even though society has actually moved backward.

There is no happy ending here.

The American notion of freedom was based on the personal autonomy of the individual, not the balance of power among social collectives. Unlike socialist constitutions, America did not set out to define the roles of classes or groups, it dealt only with individuals and their geography.

America is a nation defined by the manifest destiny of regions and the freedom of settlement. It is a colonial nation in the best possible way, extending to its people the right to choose where they lived at a time when millions of people around the world still lived in a state of feudalism.

The pioneer narrative, the creation and the transformation of communities, is more than a founding myth, it is how America defined freedom in terms of individual autonomy. An American could choose his freedoms, his rules, and his way of life by picking up and moving somewhere else. He could live in the political and social geography of his choice, from a booming city to the middle of nowhere. A blank slate was as possible as a big sky and a wide open frontier.

The closing of the frontier eroded the physical distances and the rise of national institutions eliminated social distances. The 20th century was obsessed with a national society and the administering of a state that would oversee it. In the 21st century, both became a nightmare.

Societal perfection can ultimately only be pursued through compulsion and tyranny.

When freedom is defined in socially absolute terms, it disappears. Freedom, like justice, or any other merely human quality, cannot exist in the absolute sense. To pursue them absolutely is to destroy them. Freedom exists in the undefined regions of quantum indeterminacy. The more we try to bring it about with the exercise of our powers, the more it slips away through our hands.

None of us are truly free except to the extent of our certainty in our own choices. Disproving free will is childishly easy and that sophomoric game underlies Marxism and its modern offspring.

We are not truly free, the Marxists tell us, until we all become slaves to their system.

Freedom is a choice. So is oppression.

The Left has waged a war of words and ideas to wipe away the difference between oppression and liberation, reclaiming power over your own life or gaining power over others, because its grievance culture uses liberation as a means of oppression to wield power over everyone.

The new oppressive liberation and its grievance class of tyrant victims exploits the empathy of those who become complicit in its abuses with performative displays of pain and anguish. Its bullies scream about their suffering even as they’re beating, robbing, and killing the real victims.

Pain is not the real metric of oppression. Every single radical racist movement in this country, from the KKK to BLM believed that it was reacting to a state of oppression. The racial and ethnic genocides of the 20th century, from the Nazis to the Hutus, were carried out by movements which believed that they were being oppressed and sought liberation through mass murder.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/



It’s not enough to believe that you’re oppressed. Performative pain is worse than meaningless.

The only true metric of oppression is personal autonomy, not how much money you have, your perceived social role, or whether someone else makes derogatory remarks about your group.

When a government offers personal autonomy, there is freedom. When it tries to equalize society by controlling how resources are distributed across groups, let alone speech, there’s no freedom, only a downhill ride from compulsion to tyranny in pursuit of an impossible absolute.

Freedom doesn’t only mean the freedom to be right, but to be wrong.

The Left rejects the freedom to be wrong, allowing only the freedom to be right, while insisting that its absolute ideas are the only way to be right, and everything else is a form of oppression.

And that’s not freedom. That is oppression.

Americans are in desperate need of liberation from our enslavement to the radical absolutism that has divided our country, wrecked our sense of purpose, and deprived us of our optimism.

The tyrant victims and their culture of oppression turns all of us into slaves to the conflict. But we don’t have to go on playing their game of oppressors and victims. We can choose to be free.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

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The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Great Daniel Greenfield, SultanKnish.Blogspot.Com – and JAF IMAGES

From the biblical exodus of the Hebrew slaves to the emancipation of African slaves, liberation used to mean autonomy. Slavery was the greatest denial of personal autonomy and liberation freed the former slave to make his own decisions and exercise power over his own life.

Now, liberation is identified with controlling others. It is not enough not to be a slave. To be truly liberated, you must enslave others. Freedom is an illusion. There are only slaves and masters.

Grievance culture has eroded the distinction between liberation and oppression by not only redefining both concepts, but rejecting the individual autonomy at the heart of liberation. Diminishing the role of the individual for the collective redefined liberation and oppression, not as the slavery or freedom of the individual, but of the relative primacy of one group over another.

The collectivist theory of society rejects the notion that we are free to the extent that we can make our own decisions, rather it insists that we are only as free as the power and wealth wielded by our group. Minorities are not truly free until they have the same average household income as white people. Women are not free unless they have the same income a man does.

 

Trading liberation for equalization inevitably requires a totalitarian state to do the equalizing, resulting in the enslavement of a society that turned over its freedoms to a system built to ensure that no one, except the ones running it, can gain any advantage over anyone else.

But grievance culture goes further by redefining liberation as a state of mind, not a state of being. It doesn’t matter how free you are, legally and objectively, if you don’t feel liberated.

Oppression became a psychological condition triggered by what other people said, the costumes they wore, or even their refusal to affirm the victim’s insecurities. The racist ‘white fragility’ doctrine is built on expanding the classic self-help doctrine that those who resist its cult like processes are the source of the problem, not the people with the obvious problems.

The very name, ‘white fragility’ reverses who has the problem and who is really feeling fragile.

Both social collectivism and psychological oppression erode the physical boundaries of individual autonomy and entangle everyone in a single system with only two available roles.

Oppressors and victims. Refusing to play means automatically being assigned as an oppressor.

Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? - https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all
Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? – https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all



Where liberation once sought to free slaves, the new liberation pursues the oppressors whose words, attitudes, and even unspoken thoughts perpetuate an imaginary system of oppression. The professional victims who claim to be enslaved by this imaginary system cannot free themselves through their own actions by asserting their autonomy, instead they must confront and assail those classes of people they blame for their oppression and force them to atone.

The process of liberation is, like Communism, endlessly indefinite. As the system of oppression takes on more microscopic forms, receding into the quantum foam of academic jargon and psychological subjectivism, it becomes a perpetual reality that will never go away.

https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/
https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/



Freedom, this doctrine holds, is essentially impossible because there is no blank slate. Everything is defined by ‘whiteness’ which incorporates the two-parent family, systems of measuring time, and virtually the entire corpus of mathematics, physics, and real science. Oppression is built into the fabric of the world. It cannot be escaped, but can be adopted.

If a blank slate is impossible, then power cannot be given up, but it can be taken up.

We may never be free or equal, but the balance of that oppression and inequality can be recentered by ‘decentering whiteness’ and ‘centering blackness’. The total entanglement of the individual and society, and of every individual with every other individual in society, makes it impossible to seize power for personal autonomy except by destroying the autonomy of others.

The new liberation does not aim for a colorblind society, the very idea is denounced as a product of whiteness, but a society that denounces white people and upholds ‘blackness’. It is not enough to read books by black authors, you must cease reading books by white authors. It is not enough to hire black people, to be truly ‘anti-racist’ you must also fire white people.

Everything is a zero sum game in a conflict where racial progress requires racial regress.

Liberation is not the end of the struggle, but the beginning. Racial progress doesn’t end racial strife, rather it intensifies it. The worse the violence and hate get, the more progress there is.

The practical implementation of that theory has turned our cities and culture into war zones.

Personal autonomy was and is an achievable goal. Social justice isn’t. It’s a conflict that never ends, crushing families, communities, and countries, because it defines society as conflict.

The Marxist view of the world is rooted in conflict. Accepting it can lead to only one of two outcomes: endless conflicts without any real progress or a dictatorship which resolves the conflict by claiming it no longer exists even though society has actually moved backward.

There is no happy ending here.

The American notion of freedom was based on the personal autonomy of the individual, not the balance of power among social collectives. Unlike socialist constitutions, America did not set out to define the roles of classes or groups, it dealt only with individuals and their geography.

America is a nation defined by the manifest destiny of regions and the freedom of settlement. It is a colonial nation in the best possible way, extending to its people the right to choose where they lived at a time when millions of people around the world still lived in a state of feudalism.

The pioneer narrative, the creation and the transformation of communities, is more than a founding myth, it is how America defined freedom in terms of individual autonomy. An American could choose his freedoms, his rules, and his way of life by picking up and moving somewhere else. He could live in the political and social geography of his choice, from a booming city to the middle of nowhere. A blank slate was as possible as a big sky and a wide open frontier.

The closing of the frontier eroded the physical distances and the rise of national institutions eliminated social distances. The 20th century was obsessed with a national society and the administering of a state that would oversee it. In the 21st century, both became a nightmare.

Societal perfection can ultimately only be pursued through compulsion and tyranny.

When freedom is defined in socially absolute terms, it disappears. Freedom, like justice, or any other merely human quality, cannot exist in the absolute sense. To pursue them absolutely is to destroy them. Freedom exists in the undefined regions of quantum indeterminacy. The more we try to bring it about with the exercise of our powers, the more it slips away through our hands.

None of us are truly free except to the extent of our certainty in our own choices. Disproving free will is childishly easy and that sophomoric game underlies Marxism and its modern offspring.

We are not truly free, the Marxists tell us, until we all become slaves to their system.

Freedom is a choice. So is oppression.

The Left has waged a war of words and ideas to wipe away the difference between oppression and liberation, reclaiming power over your own life or gaining power over others, because its grievance culture uses liberation as a means of oppression to wield power over everyone.

The new oppressive liberation and its grievance class of tyrant victims exploits the empathy of those who become complicit in its abuses with performative displays of pain and anguish. Its bullies scream about their suffering even as they’re beating, robbing, and killing the real victims.

Pain is not the real metric of oppression. Every single radical racist movement in this country, from the KKK to BLM believed that it was reacting to a state of oppression. The racial and ethnic genocides of the 20th century, from the Nazis to the Hutus, were carried out by movements which believed that they were being oppressed and sought liberation through mass murder.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/



It’s not enough to believe that you’re oppressed. Performative pain is worse than meaningless.

The only true metric of oppression is personal autonomy, not how much money you have, your perceived social role, or whether someone else makes derogatory remarks about your group.

When a government offers personal autonomy, there is freedom. When it tries to equalize society by controlling how resources are distributed across groups, let alone speech, there’s no freedom, only a downhill ride from compulsion to tyranny in pursuit of an impossible absolute.

Freedom doesn’t only mean the freedom to be right, but to be wrong.

The Left rejects the freedom to be wrong, allowing only the freedom to be right, while insisting that its absolute ideas are the only way to be right, and everything else is a form of oppression.

And that’s not freedom. That is oppression.

Americans are in desperate need of liberation from our enslavement to the radical absolutism that has divided our country, wrecked our sense of purpose, and deprived us of our optimism.

The tyrant victims and their culture of oppression turns all of us into slaves to the conflict. But we don’t have to go on playing their game of oppressors and victims. We can choose to be free.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

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You Can Write Anything on the Street, as Long as it’s ‘Black Lives Matter’

A founder of BLM in Arabic Scarf---or Whatever - https://www.frontpagemag.com/news/black-lives-matter-movement-going-global-combat-gun-toting-white-racists
A founder of BLM in Arabic Scarf—or Whatever – https://www.frontpagemag.com/news/black-lives-matter-movement-going-global-combat-gun-toting-white-racists

You Can Write Anything on the Street, as Long as it’s ‘Black Lives Matter’

Daniel Greenfield, SultanKnish.blogspot.com


The activists were charged with defacing public or private property for using chalk, that is easily removable, in a city whose mayor had made a point of painting Black Lives Matter on the street leading to the White House in support of the attacks on the nation’s capital by BLM rioters.

And when BLM activists added “Defund the Police” to Bowser’s original racial supremacist slogan, they were not arrested and no law enforcement personnel dared to interfere.

The case of the arrested pro-life activists in Washington D.C. is not unique.

In New York City, Scott LoBaido, a local artist who had been painting American flag murals, decided to paint a thin blue line around a police station in support of the NYPD. And the Department of Transportation ordered him to remove the thin strip of blue paint from the middle of a median because it violates the rules against the “defacement of any street by painting”.

Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio has painted a huge Black Lives Matter sign on the street outside Trump Tower and dispatched police officers to guard the racial supremacist message.

According to LaBaido, no permit was ever granted for that.

New York City’s DOT is run by Polly Trottenberg, Obama’s former Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. Trottenberg had taken part in painting a similar racist BLM message outside Brooklyn’s Borough Hall.

When asked if Women for America First, a conservative group would be allowed to paint, “Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering Women to Make a Difference!” on the street, DeBlasio dismissed the idea that anyone, except Black Lives Matter, should have that privilege.

“Everything’s individual and specific,” the leftist pol insisted. That’s the opposite of equality before the law. A fundamental principle of both American jurisprudence and civil rights.

De Blasio claimed that America was racist and that Black Lives Matter “transcends any notion of politics.”

Not long ago, American transcended any notion of politics and racial supremacism was racist.

The insistence that the racial supremacist message of Black Lives Matter is above politics is clearly false. If it were above politics, there would be no debate or dissent on the subject.

And that’s exactly what the radical backers of the racist hate group are trying to accomplish.

Even as Black Lives Matter bigots have vandalized churches and synagogues with their hateful messages, torn down statues and defaced memorials while going unpunished, Democrat officials have helped them tear down monuments and paint their hateful messages while aggressively punishing those who chalk different messages or erase the BLM message.

Eight people have been arrested in New York for pouring paint on the hateful BLM mural.

That includes Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes, two black women from At the Well Ministries who are opponents of BLM, and had previously protested abortion clinics.

“If someone tries to deface it, that’s an offense. They’ll be arrested, and we will repaint it again,” De Blasio warned.

But no charges were pressed against the BLM bigot who vandalized St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

In California, a couple who painted over a racist Black Lives Matter mural were charged with violations of civil rights, vandalism, possession of tools to commit vandalism, and a hate crime.

That’s the same state where statues of St. Junipero Serra, a Catholic saint, Francis Scott Key, the poet patriot who penned the “Star-Spangled Banner”, and Ulysses S. Grant, who defeated the South and ended slavery, were torn down without any condemnation by Democrat officials, with no interference by police, and without any actual arrests being made or charges brought.

Selective prosecution for the same offenses based on their political motives is the definition of civil rights violations. And BLM’s Democrat backers are violating civil rights on a massive scale.

If chalking on public sidewalks is illegal, it should be illegal for everyone.

If tearing down statues and defacing monuments is no longer a crime, then throwing paint on Black Lives Matter signs on the street should not lead to arrests, let alone prosecutions.

Democrat politicians have justified these illegal abuses of authority by insisting that the statues of everyone from explorers to founding fathers to saints are “divisive” and that the BLM messages are signs of “unity” while the attempts to erase them are “divisive”.

These are not legal standards. They’re the authoritarian slogans of a totalitarian regime.

When a government declares that the slogans and symbols it deems “divisive” can be destroyed at will, without penalty or prosecution, but that vandalizing its slogans is “divisive” and these divisive perpetrators will have every conceivable law in the book thrown at them, that’s tyranny.

Americans have been told by liberals for generations that there can’t be any law outlawing flag burning because, no matter how much the symbol is cherished, it’s protected speech.

And most Americans accepted the argument.

But now those same liberals loudly insist that their valued symbol supersedes speech. Its desecrators must be fired, prosecuted, and jailed even while murderers are being freed.

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Conservativefighters.com

Ordinary Americans have been fired all over the country after they were filmed taking down hateful Black Lives Matter signs with the media running videos that helped identify them. Meanwhile the media has resisted turning over footage of BLM statue vandals.

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While Black Lives Matter mobs in Portland burn stacks of bibles and flags, police officers are dispatched to protect yellow lines of paint on a Manhattan street.

This is not America. These are scenes out of some Communist dictatorship.

Either we protect all property, public and private, equally. Or we protect all symbols equally.

Equality doesn’t mean a diverse group of activists shouting the same slogans. Rather it means that everyone is treated equally under the law. That is manifestly no longer the case. Instead, leftists are allowed to vandalize private and public property, while conservatives are locked up.

Democrats and their leftist allies have inaugurated a new tyranny of ideas in which their symbols are protected as sacred while American symbols and monuments are torn down like garbage.

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That is an insult to the First Amendment and to any notion of a free and equal society.

If the only thing anyone is allowed to chalk on a sidewalk is “Black Lives Matter”, then that hateful slogan represents the tyranny of ideas of a regime and its media propaganda corps.

Resisting that tyranny of ideas is the real civil rights movement. Painting “Black Lives Matter” on a street is an act of oppression. Throwing paint on it is an act of civil disobedience. And that will remain so while politicians treat BLM as the view of the state and repress its political opponents.

America has entered a political culture war in which athletes are forced to explain why they dared to stand for our country’s national anthem, and the statue destroyers demand the right to vandalize our sacred symbols and to prosecute Americans who paint over their racist slogan.

That is not civil rights. It’s the antithesis of it.

The difference between the American and the Communist ideas of freedom used to be summed up by the joke about the American who tells the Russian that he knows that he’s free because he can go to the White House and shout that President Reagan is a jerk, only to be told by the Russian that he too can go to the Kremlin and shout that President Reagan is a jerk.

Like that Russian, Americans can write anything they want on the sidewalk, as long as it’s “Black Lives Matter.”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism

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[WHAT THE LYING LIBERAL BASTARDS REALLY WANT IS AMERICA DEAD] – “Every Sports Team Must Change Its Name.”

Article By The Great

   Daniel Greenfield

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Every Sports Team Must Change Its Name

The Washington Redskins agreed to change a name that offended no one except white leftists, but the media, which always speaks with forked tongue, is demanding more sports scalps.

The Cleveland Indians have issued a statement whining that “the recent social unrest… has only underscored the need for us to keep improving as an organization on issues of social justice.”

Remember when the Indians were just known for being cursed with the second-longest championship drought in sports, now they can be cursed for their commitment to social justice.

The curse used to be known as the Curse of Chief Wahoo, but he’s already been purged for political incorrectness. And now the Indians announced that they’re “committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.” Those stakeholders won’t be their fans or anyone who knows what baseball is.



But the purge of Indian names from sports is just getting started.

The Kansas City Star ran a piece declaring that, “It’s time for the Chiefs to defuse the cultural offenses they enable and reflect”. The editorial though quickly goes beyond blasting the Chiefs, to declaring that America is genocidal and that the Declaration of Independence is racist.

Spoiler alert. They’re not just coming for the Kansas City Chiefs, they’re coming for America.

Remember when American newspapers didn’t entirely consist of headlines that looked like they were badly translated from Chinese Marxist rants? Maybe it would be easier to rename the Chiefs, the Kansas City Marxists. We could call them the Reds, but that name is taken.

The Atlanta Braves have said that they aren’t changing the name, but will consider getting rid of the tomahawk chop. But the only thing appeasement half-measures accomplish is putting blood in the water. And once social media piranhas smell blood, they’ll never stop until they drink it.

The Black Hawks are currently refusing to change their name, but are promising to, “expand awareness of Black Hawk and the important contributions of all Native American people.”

As if that will protect them from a mob of angry white leftists who couldn’t care less.

The culture war isn’t hitting sports because white lefties, some of whom claim to be Native American activists even though they have the blood quantum level of Elizabeth Warren, care about the feelings of American Indians, but because it gives them the power to terrorize people.

The movement has already moved north of the border to Canadian football where the Edmonton Eskimos announced that, after “an extensive year-long formal research and engagement program with Inuit leaders”, they’re currently keeping the name.

Boston Pizza, among other sponsors, is pulling out because a Canadian pizza chain founded by a Greek immigrant named after something it’s not, doesn’t want to be associated with Eskimos.

The lefty media has already moved beyond Indian names, sensing that well might soon run dry.

The Washington Post’s Karen Attiah, best known for helping turn Osama bin Laden’s old pal, Jamal Khashoggi, into a martyr, quickly put out a piece demanding that the Texas Rangers change their name because they’re symbols of white supremacy and law enforcement.

They’re “not so far off from being called the Texas Klansmen”, Attiah huffed.

That’s big coming from a Jeff Bezos employee who had tweeted that, “White women are lucky that we are just calling them ‘Karen’s’ and not calling for revenge.”

Maybe the team can move to D.C. and change its name to the Washington Post Racists.

“While we may have originally taken our name from the law enforcement agency, since 1971 the Texas Rangers Baseball Club has forged its own, independent identity,” the Texas Rangers responded. As if anyone had confused the team with the law enforcement agency.



Not that it’s going to stop there.

Statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Columbus are under attack. CNN is denouncing Mount Rushmore as a symbol of white supremacy. It’s only a matter of time until the Patriots, the Cowboys, the 76ers, 49ers, the Trailblazers, Nuggets, Spurs, and any names that reference American history, settlement and westward expansion, will also be banned.

That includes the Yankees and the Knicks, whose names are already forgotten national slurs.

The two New York City teams got their names from the slurs that the English settlers used to hurl at the Dutch settlers who wore short pants, or knickerbockers, and the slur John Cheese or Yan Kees, that the Dutch hurled back at the English usurpers. That won’t be the issue for the culture war mob, which doesn’t care about the slurs that different groups of white people called each other, but they both ‘problematically’ reference the European settlement of New York.

Both teams could change their names to those of local Indian tribes, but that’s already off limits.

Some media editorialist will, eventually, link the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Southern cavalier mythos and accuse them of white supremacy. The English Civil War would seem to have little to do with a Cleveland team, but King Charles I was involved in the African slave trade.

“The name Cleveland Cavaliers represents a group of daring fearless men, whose life’s pact was never surrender, no matter what the odds,” the fan who won a contest to name the team wrote.

We’ll see how long that lasts.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will come under fire once someone realizes that their namesakes were involved in the slave trade in ways that were far more brutal than anything in Virginia.

And if you’re going to get rid of them, the Pittsburgh Pirates will probably have to go too.

The Minnesota Vikings might seem safe, since the Vikings largely focused on European slaves, but they did deal in at least some African slaves, which would also put them off limits.

What names would still be safe? Birds, animals, colors, and the climate. Just avoid history.

And the safest names will be corporate brands. The Washington Redskins are trying to figure out what to rename their team because FedEx gave the Redskins an ultimatum. They might as well just call them the Washington FedExes to celebrate the new politically correct corporate oligarchy which enforces political discipline through firings, indoctrination, and ad campaigns.

A nation with no history, no mythos, and nothing to take pride in except for the million dollar losers at the local stadium is a lot easier for all sorts of people and organizations to rule over.

The simplest solution might be for every team to change its name to Black Lives Matter.

And when the Pittsburgh Heinz Black Lives Matters play the New York MetLife Black Lives Matters, it’ll be a little bit confusing, but that’s okay because no one will be watching.

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“THE PRIVILEGE OF ANGER”

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Anger Privilege

BY:

THE GREAT

If you want to know who has privilege in a society and who doesn’t, follow the anger.

There are people in this country who can safely express their anger. And those who can’t. If you’re
angry that Trump won, your anger is socially acceptable. If you were angry that Obama won, it wasn’t. If you’re black and angry about the police, your anger is celebrated. If you’re white and angry about , or any leftist cause, you’re on the side of the angry angels.

But if you’re angry that your job is going to China or that you just missed being killed in a Muslim suicide bombing, your anger is unacceptable.

Not all anger is created equal. Some anger is privileged rage.


If you hang up an effigy of a Democrat governor while protesting the lockdowns, you will lose your job. But if you topple statues, loot stores, or throw bricks at police, celebrities funded by corporations will help bail you out. Violence, like anger, is also a matter of privilege. Only some get to do it.

Public acts of violence are not a symptom of oppression, but of privilege.

Good anger gets you a gig as a CNN commentator. Bad anger gets you hounded out of your job. Good anger isn’t described as anger at all. Instead it’s linguistically whitewashed as “passionate” or “courageous”. Bad anger however is “worrying” or “dangerous”. Angry left-wing protesters “call out”, angry right-wing protesters “threaten”. Good anger is left-wing. Bad anger is right-wing.

Socially acceptable displays of anger, from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter riots to the anti-Trump marches to the furious campus protests, are invariably left-wing. They’re never described as dangerous even when they trash, loot, kill, and burn cities to the ground. That’s privilege.

Why were chants of “Lock her up” immoderate, but not Bush era cries of “Jail to the chief”? Why were Tea Party rallies “ominous” but throwing Molotov cocktails at cops is “courageous”? Why is killing Trump on stage the hottest thing to hit Shakespeare while a rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask was hounded by everyone from the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri to the NAACP?

Not all anger is equal. Anger, like everything else, is ideologically coded. Left-wing anger is good because its ideological foundations are good. Right-wing anger is bad because its ideology is bad.

It’s not the level of anger, its intensity or its threatening nature that makes it good or bad.

And that is why the left so easily slips into violence. All its ideological ends are good. Therefore its means, from mass starvation to gulags to riots and tyranny, must be good. If I slash your tires because of your Obama bumper sticker”, I’m a monster. But if you key my car because of my Trump bumper sticker, you’re fighting racism and fascism. Your tactics might be in error, but your viewpoint isn’t.

There are no universal standards of behavior. Civility, like everything else, is ideologically limited.

Intersectionality frowns on expecting civil behavior from “oppressed” protesters. Asking that shrieking campus crybully not to scream threats in your face is “tone policing”. A black millionaire’s child at Yale is fighting for her “existence”, unlike the Pennsylvania coal miner, the Baltimore police officer and the Christian florist whose existences really are threatened.

Tone policing is how the anger of privileged leftists is protected while the frustration of their victims is suppressed. The existence of tone policing as a specific term to protect displays of left-wing anger shows the collapse of civility into anger privilege. Civility has been replaced by a political entitlement to anger.

The left prides itself on an unearned moral superiority (“When they go low, we go high”) reinforced by its own echo chamber even as it has become incapable of controlling its angry outbursts. The national tantrum after Trump’s victory has all but shut down the government, turned every media outlet into a non-stop feed of conspiracy theories and set off protests that quickly escalated into street violence.

But Trump Derangement Syndrome is a symptom of a problem with the left that existed before he was born and one that continues even in contexts where he isn’t the issue. The left is an angry movement. It is animated by an outraged self-righteousness whose moral superiority doubles as dehumanization. And its machinery of culture glamorizes its anger. The media dresses up the seething rage so that the left never has to look at its demons in the mirror of its soul.

The left is as angry as ever. Campus riots and assassinations of Republican politicians are nothing new. What is changing is that its opponents are beginning to match its anger. The left still clings to the same anger it had when it was a theoretical movement with plans, but little impact on the country. The outrage at the left is no longer ideological. There are millions of people whose livelihoods were ruined, whose rights were taken away, whose land was seized, and whose children were turned against them. There are people whose small businesses have been shut down or burned to the ground.

The angry left has gained a great deal of power. It has used that power to wreck lives. But monopolies on anger only work in totalitarian states. In a free society, both sides are expected to control their anger and find terms on which to debate and settle issues. The left rejects civility and refuses to control its anger. The only settlement it will accept is absolute power. If an election doesn’t go its way, it will overturn the results. If someone offends it, he must be punished. Or there will be anger.

The angry left demands that everyone recognize the absolute righteousness of its anger as the basis for its power. This anger privilege, like tone policing, is often cast in terms of oppressed groups. But its anger isn’t in defiance of oppression, but in pursuit of oppression.

Anger privilege is used to silence opposition, to enforce illegal policies and to seize power. But the left’s monopolies on anger are cultural, not political. The entertainment industry and the media can enforce anger privilege norms through public shaming, but their smears can’t stop the consequences of the collapse of civility in public life. There are no monopolies on emotion.

When anger becomes the basis for political power, then it won’t stop with Howard Dean or Bernie Sanders. That’s what the left found out in the last election. Its phony pearl clutching was a reaction to the consequences of its destruction of civility. Its reaction to that show of anger by conservatives and independents was to escalate the conflict. Instead of being the opposition, the left became the “resistance”. Trump was simultaneously Hitler and a traitor. Republicans were evil beasts.

Anger has to go somewhere.

The left likes to think that its anger is good anger because it’s angry over the plight of illegal aliens, Muslim terrorists, transgender bathrooms, the lack of abortion in South Carolina, the minimum wage at Taco Bell, budget cuts, tax cuts, police arrests, drone strikes and all the other ways in which reality differs from its utopia. But all that anger isn’t the road to a better world, but to hate and violence.

Millions of leftists are told every day that Republicans are responsible for everything wrong with their lives, the country and the planet. Despite everything they do, all the petitions they sign, the marches they attend, the donations, the angry letters, the social media rants, Republicans continue to exist and even be elected to public office. Where does that anger go?

Either we have a political system based on existing laws and norms of civility. Or we have one based on coups and populist leftist anger. And there are already a whole bunch of those south of the border.

Leftist anger is a privileged bubble of entitlement that bursts every other election. Its choice is to try to understand the rest of the country or to intimidate, censor, oppress and eventually kill them.

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