From the National Review last year;
“…This is not about “justice”; it’s about crushing the enemy beneath their holy heel. Progressives have chosen an ideology of total warfare. They aren’t satisfied with compromise. They aren’t satisfied with surrender. They aren’t satisfied until they are roaming the conquered countryside shooting survivors. And since progressives’ battle lines are always bounding forward, eventually everyone will end up in the crosshairs.”
Everyone. That includes you, Ellen DeGeneres. No, no, we won’t hear about how you were a progressive pioneer, one of the very first out-of-the-closet lesbians in Hollywood. How dare you post a photo-shopped picture of you riding Usain Bolt? A joke? Check your privilege, woman. Based on the privilege arithmetic you have no business trying to make a joke at the expense of a black man.
White = +1000
Woman = -500
Very rich = +500
Lesbian = -500
Total Privilege Score = +500
Black = -1000
Man = +1000
Able Bodied = +100
Cis Gendered Straight = +250
Total Privilege Score = +350
Uh oh. It looks like you are more privileged than Usain Bolt, Ellen. Walk that tweet back, in a hurry, lest you be called a racist.
Ah, but the Progressives aren’t quite done roaming the conquered countryside, shooting survivors. Who else is out there – wait, what about the Olympics? Yes, let’s attack not just the Olympics but the whole idea of separate athletic competitions for men and women.
Just take a listen to this clip from the wonderful leftist fantasy land called CBC Radio. If you can make it far enough, at about the 18 minute mark the lunatic professor from the University of Western Ontario claims that women could successfully compete against men in lots of sports, like… ski jumping. OK, let’s look at her claim; the world record for men’s ski jump is 252.5m. For women it is 200m. That’s a difference of over 50m. But whatever let’s not let actual facts get in the way. She being a “scientist” and all.
How about we look at the marquee event of the Olympics, the 100m sprint? For a man to qualify to compete in the Olympics, he must run a time of 10.16s or less. Florence Joyner-Griffith’s women’s world record time from 1988 was 10.49s and it is widely accepted that she was using steroids at the time. With that time, which has remained unbeatable for almost 30 years, she wouldn’t even qualify for the Olympics in the men’s division.
But again, whatever – you win! Let’s get rid of all the hand wringing about Castor Semenya’s hypoandrowhateverism and her let’s get rid of gender classifications in sports. Instead we’ll do it by blood chemistry profiles. Let’s end this bullshit. We test everyone and you compete in a category appropriate to your testosterone levels;
Category 1: 0-400 ng/dl (nanograms/deciliter)
Category 2: 400 – 1200 ng/dl
Category 3: 1200+
I’ve deliberately increased the upper threshold of the lower category, since men are typically 345-1190 ng/dl, so let’s assume there are some women that have naturally higher levels of testosterone and some men with naturally lower, i.e. as you get older men tend to have lower testosterone levels… so why not have a 50 year old man competing against 25 year old woman in wrestling? Same testosterone levels right? Even competition, right? And Category 3 … load yourself up guys and gals! Unlimited ‘roids, GHG, etc. What excitement that would be! It’d be like watching Marvel superheroes battle in real life.
Let’s roam the countryside some more.
Here’s a story about how millennials are, as a generation, having less sex than any generation in the past 60 years. Whoa, how can that be? I thought this was the age of the hook-up culture and free-flowing sexuality. But one guy offers an explanation;
“Third-wave feminists seem to be crazy, saying that all men are participating in this rape culture.” He opts for porn instead. “It’s quicker. It’s more accessible. What you see is what you get.”
It’s a disaster. I am not a historian, but it strikes me as a new Victorianism. One of the main reasons was the inability for young men to navigate modern social rules for engaging the women, so they’d just as soon sit home and masturbate watching porn. Sexless lesbian relationships are on the rise because “women” cannot find “men” that they can tolerate.
I always operated with the belief that what most people really really really wanted from life was to be happy, to experience joy.
How stressful is life if you have to tip toe through a minefield with every tweet or comment afraid that you might inadvertently be called a racist, sexist, bigot or homophobe?
Who will sticking men and women against each other in sports competition make happy? The female athletes? No, it will make the majority of female athletes who have no desire to take drugs in order to stay level with men pretty miserable, to the point where they’ll drop out.
How happy are young people so afraid of the opposite sex because they don’t know the rules of engagement?
The only people these things make happy are the tiny minority of progressives thinking Thank Gaia we’ve struck a blow for social justice. But even then for how long exactly do they gain a feeling of happiness? When they stop for a second and realize they’re still not happy, instead of some self-reflection and wondering if they’re wasting their energies, they instead think they’re unhappy because we haven’t gone far enough yet. Let’s go find some more survivors to shoot in the countryside.
It never ends. Congratulations Justin Trudeau, you’re being shot at also.