May 19, 2024
In defence of 'old' people everywhere, including the white males
According to current progressive politics, old, white and male stands not so much as a classification as an affliction. How prejudiced and ignorant.
According to current progressive politics, old, white and male stands not so much as a classification as an affliction. How prejudiced and ignorant.

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination, which began with a full smorgasbord of candidates, has greatly narrowed. The view now is that it may come down to a contest between the two white-haired seniors of the party, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Such a wide and diverse spread at the beginning — feminists and spiritualists, strong candidates of colour, a gay man — the whole spectrum of progressive diversity was on offer. And it’s come to this: two old white males. You can feel the progressive rue from here?

Can such things be? A party built around the dogmas of identity politics, catering to every sub-splinter of the “oppressed and marginalized,” selects as its standard-bearers against Donald — the patriarch — Trump, from the only reviled category in the universe of group identity, that of old, white, males.

In the party that up until very recently belonged to Hillary Clinton, the OWM triplex is the most deplorable in the whole basket of deplorables.

In the prevailing progressive mindset, any person stamped with even one of these features is (pardon the pun) beyond the pale, to be shunned, not exalted. To bear all three is a triple brand of shame, to be a monstrous vessel of unearned privilege, a horror to the woke world — sexist, racist, and phobic on every point of the social-justice warrior compass. According to the fresh-as-the-morning-dew scripture of current progressive politics, old, white and male stands not so much as a classification as an affliction.

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See Also:

(1) Joe Biden’s ‘conspiracy theory’ memo to U.S. media doesn’t match the facts

(2) Banana Republic, American-Style: Angola Is Here

(3) Rudy Giuliani threatens to go public with Biden corruption allegations

(4) Impeachment trial is Dems’ misdirection

(5) Bernie Sanders defends climate plan against Biden ‘impossible’ swipe

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