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How Progressive Tribalism Has Created Its Own Worst Enemy: White Males

Robert Dimuro

Posted on February 3, 2019 11:46

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How culturally divisive can progressive ideology become before it sinks the entire political Left?

For over 100 years, the progressive movement has been at the forefront of change. Historically, its principle objective has been to advocate for society’s less fortunate. This has culminated in the advancement of women’s rights, civil rights, welfare programs, labor laws, etc. In these efforts, progressives posture themselves as morally superior agents who fight against those who have obtained wealth or power on the backs of those who are oppressed.

Over time, the progressive movement has fostered both beneficial and detrimental outcomes. However, the movement today is based not on the inclusivity and prosperity of society’s less fortunate but rather on inflaming tension between minority tribes and the “privileged” class of white Americans.

We can see this insidious agenda at play on numerous fronts. Its beginnings were foretold with the implementation of Affirmative Action. Although intended to be inclusive of all races and women in the college application and job-hiring processes, it also effectively sidelined and wrongly disadvantaged white people - not on the basis of merit but rather on the basis of their unoppressed identity. This is a theme that, over time, has become increasingly amplified and more overtly expressed than ever before, harming the fabric of our society and promoting disunity between native-born whites and various minority groups.

The response of the media to Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony exemplifies how opportunistic progressives are in shaming and criticizing white people. Various New York Times columnists, including Paul Krugman, ran with the idea that Kavanaugh’s testimony was somehow reflective of widespread “white male anger,” coming directly from President Trump’s playbook. The fact that a distinguished news outlet like The New York Times could publish such columns without blinking an eye is indicative of how far progressives have come in making their societal double standard against whites mainstream and uncontroversial.

This double standard is obvious when flipped on its head. Just imagine what the reaction would be to an article that was headlined: “Malcolm X’s Promotion of Violence is Indicative of Black Male Anger,” or “The Black Lives Matter Movement is Indicative of Black Male Anger,” or “MS-13 Gang Brutality is Indicative of Hispanic Male Violence.” The author of these columns would very likely lose his/her platform. It’s this disparate treatment of white people that has led to a counter white identity movement with its more radical outposts supporting white nationalism and a white ethnostate.

It’s clear to see how modern progressive behavior carved out the path for Trump’s entire presidential campaign. Trump’s strongest campaigning tactic was to continually “spit in the face” of political correctness, which, of course, protects every conceivable group of people except white men. For Democrats to be successful against Trump and his new movement, they need to acknowledge the fact that they are on the wrong side of this cultural battle and distance themselves from progressive efforts to marginalize and shame the white race. However, from observing the Left in action, it doesn’t seem like that will happen anytime soon.

Robert Dimuro

Posted on February 3, 2019 11:46

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