This comment in response to the Joel’s post last night, Saturday Night Card Game (Color blindness is the new racism), is worth running on its own.
Sadly, the idea that being “colorblind” is racist has been around for decades now. The far left believe that American society is intrinsically racist to the point that even the most innocuous thing perpetuates racism.
They believe that people must be “conscience” of race, because only then will they discover how everything about American culture and civilization is racist and evil. The same applies to sexual orientation and to gender and/or one’s biological sex.
They believe that straights, whites, and males are “privileged” and that unless American society is destroyed and rebuilt with “social justice” in mind, then those straight white males will ALWAYS oppress everyone else, even if they don’t actually treat people unequally or think of race at all.
They further believe in “kyriarchy.” This is the supposed way straight white males oppress people: Through interlocking hierarchies. For example, if a straight black man doesn’t like gay people, that is just an example of the “evil American culture” getting one disadvantages group to oppress another such group. Thus, the left believes the only way to smash the “kyriarchy” is to reject all “anglo-normative,” “andro-normative,” and “hetero-normative” values and replace it with a “non-hierarchical” system based on “social justice.”
They really and truly believe this. They taught it in colleges decades ago, and now they are trying to get it to go mainstream.
This will not end well…
This isn’t the old complaint about the patriarchy, it’s conspiracy theory 101:
Kyriarchy – a neologism coined by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza and derived from the Greek words for “lord” or “master” (kyrios) and “to rule or dominate” (archein) which seeks to redefine the analytic category of patriarchy in terms of multiplicative intersecting structures of domination…Kyriarchy is best theorized as a complex pyramidal system of intersecting multiplicative social structures of superordination and subordination, of ruling and oppression.
The craziest theories become the norm, students are trained in them, anyone who opposes them is labeled (take your pick, racist, homophobic, etc.), and they become the standard.
You simply cannot imagine what goes on. And how well it has worked.