Warren Henry, in writing about the “Womens March”
for women against Donald Trump, notes sort of clubby fragmentalism that accompanies so much of the far left these days:
Black feminists have turned off white women with calls to check their privilege. The march’s inclusion of a pro-life group as a partner in a march that cites abortion rights as one of its “unity principles” was proven controversial and “horrified” the usual suspects. The march has now disowned the pro-life group. Given the march’s problems with alienating women, it is not surprising that the enterprise has had some difficulty attracting men.
The New York Times helpfully explains that “[t]his brand of feminism — frequently referred to as ‘intersectionality’ — asks white women [and presumably everyone else] to acknowledge that they have had it easier.” Moreover: “[T]hese debates over race also reflect deeper questions about the future of progressivism in the age of Trump. Should the march highlight what divides women, or what unites them? Is there room for women who have never heard of ‘white privilege’?”
Under Urbal Liberal Privilege, there are no contradictions.
I cite this partly to diagnose some of the problems with the American left today – and partly to give me an excuse to run this video which is the ultimate illustration of the phenomenon:
But let’s not get too smug, conservatives. We’ve got problems of our own too – starting with the fact that while we started this cycle with over a dozen great conservatives, none got to the White House. Remember how the Cruz faction hated the Rubio faction?
We’ve got our own homework to do.