The mental gymnastics that liberals jump through are insane, truly bizarre. In so many of the things that they say and advocate, there is absolutely no connection between the start of the argument and the conclusion. They just tell you that it is so, even in the face of massive amounts of evidence to the contrary.
Take racism, for example. Does racism exist? Yes. No one argues that. Is it systemic? That’s questionable, and if it exists, then it is the government’s fault for enshrining it into law and policies, isn’t it? So the answer to any kind of “systemic racism” would be to get the government out of regulating interactions with people. Does anyone with any kind of rationality think that segregation would have continued as long as it did without the government’s laws forcing it to happen? Yet, leftists always push for more government regulation, and not less.
But you can’t tell a liberal that. No, they think that all white people are racist because they are white and that all kinds of things are racist that clearly are not.
To give you an example of the lack of rationality of these people, Jarrett Stepman writes,
But [Robin] DiAngelo’s books aren’t really about deep societal analysis and policy, or really about helping people live in a better, freer, more prosperous society.
They certainly aren’t aimed at a broader audience or conservatives who are assumedly nothing but a basket of deplorables beyond redemption.
Opponents of the grand plan are little more than an absurd caricature.
“I am writing this book at a time when white nationalism—the desire for a white ethnostate by and for whites—is on the rise both in the United States and globally,” DiAngelo writes in the first chapter with little explanation or evidence.
How bizarre is that? Who wants a “white ethnostate by and for whites?” I know people who want to live in a free country in which their government leaves them alone, but I don’t know anyone who wants to exclude anyone else based on ethnicity.
If you need further confirmation of DiAngelo’s lack of touch with reality, here are the three big takeaways that Stepman had from reading DiAngelo’s book Nice Racism:
- Individualism Is Bad.
- Smiling Is Racist.
- Before You Say or Do Anything, Refer to Anti-Racism Checklist (which DiAngelo provided).
So, according to DiAngelo, to prevent racism, you can’t think for yourself, you can’t be nice, and you have to obsess about every little thing that you do in case it might possibly offend someone, somewhere, at some time, now or in the future.
And leftists actually believe this garbage. No wonder leftists tend to be so miserable.