Enumerated here and here (h/t Transterrestrial).
I can summarize my dislike for it pretty simply:
- Hashtag movements seem to always be entirely based on identity politics, and encouraging peer pressure to join whatever the particular victim group of the day is. And identity politics are always based on overly broad claims that some other race, gender, or class is oppressive and hateful.
- Modern feminists, with their language about “being an ally” and such exemplify the use of identity politics to drive support for arbitrary and tentatively related policy agendas. Anyone who even questions whether there might be a better approach for achieving the supposed core concern is faced with demonization and harassment, which is justified as punishing a hater of some sort.
And then the media gives him even more airtime with an interview.
The hatred that liberals celebrate and embrace towards conservatives is just as vile and evil as antisemitism, or any of the other types of racism that society has realized are awful.
A list compiled by Nick Gillespie. Now we know why the left hates them so much.
Politics to the left, and a small amount of the right, is a religion. That’s why the left hates the right. Any doubt I had about that premise has long since worn away by watching the media, the current Democrat elected leaders, and my own experiences living in Massachusetts.
Let’s see, while tea party protesters have been protesting for the past year or two and politicians and the media are all worried about how supposedly dangerous they are – and inferring they’re terrorists and all that, we’ve got the left protesting in significant numbers for probably the first time since Bush left office. And immediately, once again, we see brass-knuckled violence against counter-protesters, torches, smashed windows, and arson, Leftists representatives arrested, and signs calling for death to the imperial fascists.
Once again, all it takes is a glance at the behavior of the two sides to see what’s true and what’s just slander.