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It is impossible for me to take Social Justice Warriors seriously. They are not Bolsheviks or Nazis. They are not intellectual powerhouses or a physical force to be reckoned with. They are mere children and ill-behaved brats at that.
And yet: we must not give an inch. In stable times, we have normal rules. People, not being tested, can be perfectly happy seeking moderation, a middle ground. Diversity can “succeed” because nobody gets too worked up over the fact that some other people think/look/act differently than they do.
But when times are not stable, there is a change in the ground rules. All of a sudden, the less-committed majority becomes powerless in the face of a passionate minority who is willing to do anything necessary to win. In times of turmoil and chaos, minorities like Nazis and Bolsheviks can take control simply because they care more.
This is a threat to America now, as improbable as it seems. The quiet majority may well not care very much for gender-fluidity or screaming that everything happens because of “white privilege.” But the spoiled snowflakes who care deeply about their cause, as delicate and as idiotic as they appear to the rest of us, represent an actual potential threat. And that threat grows every time we give in to “every gender” bathrooms, or “common-sense gun control” or even accepting mandatory diversity training in the workplace.
When we “always believe the woman” we are claiming that men are in fact never to be believed. When we allow them to assign righteousness to the degree of victimhood born by the complainants, then we have turned all logic and reasonableness on its head.
Our civilization is being tested. It is not enough to be right, and quietly decent. Each and every time we encounter SJW stupidity, we should oppose it, and make sure that our voices are heard. For the sake of our liberty and our America, we must not be the quiet majority that is silenced by a shrill shrieking minority. We must push back, and keep doing so.Published in