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This seems like something that could be added to the conversation on social justice warriors. While browsing Hinge this evening, I came across this profile which took me aback, something that rarely happens anymore. This person’s response to a prompt about “what social cause I care about” was by far the craziest I’ve ever read on one of these sites. There is a theory that some people say far-fetched things to impress other people especially in blue cities like Chicago, but the sheer madness and breadth of what he invented here makes me think he was actually being quite concrete. Here’s his answer:
“Disabling the white, ableist, cis-hetero patriarchy by destroying capitalism, firing all cops, and guillotining the rich.”
Let me add this: what do you think he does for a living? He’s a kindergarten teacher. I’ll just let that sink in for a moment.
The Spectator’s US edition has an interesting piece on “snowflakes freezing into icicles” about rapid change that the snowflake generation has undergone from seeming merely whiny to actually crystallize into something dangerous. It’s a worthwhile read. It’s people like this who are attending these mass demonstrations, even peacefully, who never stop apologizing for their apparent privilege, who think themselves allies to “oppressed” blacks and devote themselves to the BLM cause (i.e., harangue the rest of us in person and online with quotes from Desmond Tutu – “if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor) and tell everyone else who isn’t black we aren’t allowed to talk (those people inspired by the aforementioned quote) because we just don’t get it and never will and everything about us is racist from the get-go). The Hinge character was a crystallized snowflake as described by The Spectator.
This is also the first time I have heard about bringing back the guillotine…Published in