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The progressive left does not recognize any form of bigotry except within the context of their social agenda. A truly apolitical case of discrimination would interest them as much as the price of beets. An explosion of bigotry directed at the right from the left cannot be recognized as such by them because it is not compatible with the ideological framework which they use to define bigotry.
The social agenda is collectivization, balkanization can be exploited to break down existing group identities as a temporary phase in the process, much as the Soviet Union briefly adopted the NEP to allow some capitalism in order to achieve the larger goals. Bigotry is only recognized to the extent that it inhibits that collectivization and the extension of progressive power.
While conservatives still treat racism or sexism as standards of behavior, the progressives who control the narrative and politicize the language, define them purely in relation to their political agendas. That makes the pretense that there is some generally equally valid standard of things that should not be said about women or minorities so much bunk. There is no such standard. The left violates it all the time, the right is accused of violating it even when it hasn’t violated it.
Without a universal standard of behavior, manners and mores have no meaning. And they don’t. The left has only one sin, inhibiting the progress of their program. The right too often tries to keep pace with the phases of enlightenment that they inflict on society only to realize that they mean nothing.
The right is morally oriented, it identifies improper behaviors that represent universal standards and tries to abide by them. The left is politically oriented, the only offenses it recognizes are political ones and progressives thrive on flouting standards on behavior in a way that still fulfills their political goals. High ranking progressives may entirely deviate from the script and behave in the most disgraceful ways possible, so long as they remain high value assets to the cause.
Members of two entirely different moral systems cannot be expected to agree on the definition of an improper act. The Muslim and the non-Muslim both consider murder wrong, but differ on how one defines murder. This is a habit that Mohammed had in common with Orwell’s Napoleon the pig who rewrites the commandments to suit his own lust for power. The left and the right both consider hating people for the color of their skin to be wrong, they just differ on the definitions of hate and people.
To understand the left, you have to speak its language. That language is Newspeak. It is not a language of values, but of ideas. It is fluid, flexible and above all else political. It is innovative, but basically dull. It is a language of obsession that inaccurately describes the unreal for the purposes of those who pull its strings. It is not a moral language. It is indeed a wholly immoral language. Its entire purpose is to blot out conscience and replace it with pervasive guilt and uncertainty that can only be exorcised through constant political activity and denunciations of reactionaries.
The left needs Rush Limbaugh for the same reason that Oceania needed Emmanuel Goldstein, as an object for their Two Minute Hates that exorcise the doubts that their ideology breeds in its own followers. By denouncing Limbaugh in an orgy of hate, rising to their feet, shaking their fists and spitting at the screen, the progressives feel a temporary sense of relief from the worry that they have allowed reactionary racist attitudes to creep into their minds, that they have eaten food that isn’t locally grown, shopped at K-Mart or sympathized with Israel. A symbol of opposition soothes their insecurities better than volunteering at a soup kitchen, donating money to Africa or some other visible symbol of bleeding heart do-goodism can.
It isn’t the dehumanization of people of color or women that the left is obsessed with. It is the dehumanization of all people at their hands. Their only interest in exploiting racism or sexism is as a means of destabilizing whatever power structure exists and unquestioningly replacing it with their own cadres. They have no sympathy for individual victims of persecution, only the collective solidarity of all peoples under the red flag. They can only see people who are useful in getting them closer to it. They can only see that final shining future that can never come to pass and feel pity only for those who help them up the ladder to Utopia.
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