8 Mar 2019 SITREP Intersectionality – Part I
Hello all you Vets in the Fight, this is David Miller, with your weekly Special Operations Speaks, Vets in the Fight SITREP.
The dictionary definition of Intersectionality is “the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect, especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups
[Kimberlé] Crenshaw introduced the theory of intersectionality, in the late 1980s, the idea that when it comes to thinking about how inequalities persist, categories like gender (another leftist non-biological term), race, and class are best understood as overlapping and mutually supportive rather than isolated and distinct. We have a shorter, somewhat more succinct definition: a driverless cultural passenger train barreling headlong into an F-5 tornado.
The path leading to today’s notion of intersectionality is rather long and tortuous. Many years back we began to hear the word diversity bandied about. Innocuous enough sounding; who doesn’t appreciate a diversity of resources or the diverse grandeur of our beautiful country? This new diversity was but an omen of things to come. Since the late 1930s communists and those they have influenced have worked tirelessly to realign our vocabulary to suit their progressive agenda. Victor Davis Hanson explains, “Democrats used to be “liberals.” The context being free, as in free thinkers not burdened by oppressive traditions. Gradually, the term progressive eclipsed liberal, (in part because conservatives often referred to themselves as “Classic Liberals”. And so was too close for comfort.) Progressive infers an activist, not a neutral, ideology—one that is always moving the country in the supposedly correct direction”. Progressive, then means progress. Haven’t we all been taught that progress is good? If we are conservative then, the unsaid conclusion is, that conservatives hate progress. But Democrats look at progress from a purely cultural standpoint. A quick look at their etymological evolution is proof that they couldn’t care less about American’s standard of living. For example:
Global cooling begat global warming which begat our current climate change. This is suspect science at best. Illegal aliens became illegal immigrants which in turn morphed into undocumented immigrants followed rapidly by the purposely ambiguous migrant. We suspect that soon any who attempt to enter or enter our country illegally will be labeled as “asylum seekers” regardless of their actual intentions. The sanctuary state of California and the multiple sanctuary cities have already acquiesced to this command in full-faced defiance of the law of the land and America’s security. Again, Victor Davis Hanson puts it succinctly, “The reinvention of vocabulary can often be more effective than any social protest movement”. Through the decades vocabulary has been very effectively used on the forward edge of progressive battle lines. Diversity in the 1970s gave birth to multiculturalism, thus accelerating the watering down of traditional American values. The very core of what made this nation what it is today; exceptional. Multiculturalism brings with it a sense not of assimilation but of identity politics. That is, that each individual group, based on the fluid notion of gender, ethnicity, race or sexual orientation has the inherent right to demand from those not subscribing to this progressive dogma specialized treatment and privilege not found anywhere in our Constitutional foundations.
Not to rest long on their laurels, progressives sought to take advantage of their social and political leverage by evolving yet again into intersectionality. Seeing an opportunity to propel their cause to ever greater heights, intersectionality seeks to coalesce disparate groups with widely ranging goals to attack America from all sides and bring about the eventual destitution of socialism and its inevitable pogroms.
The cover story was that the aforementioned oppressed and marginalized groups would, in a victorious and pious voice, once and for all be heard above the din of their tormentors. Any and all could come and join their righteous cause; and so they have. The real shame is that so many buy into their fiction. The actual objective is to oppress and marginalize those of us who believe in our Republic and stand with her. The wonder of this is how this movement, this incoherent band of strange bedfellows don’t tear each other apart. Though we do see some discordance within the ranks, the havoc they wreak far outweighs the nominal cost. Stay with us for part two next week.
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This is David Miller for Special Operations Speaks and Vets in the Fight everywhere. Until next week, may God Bless our exceptional Republic. De Oppresso Libre.