The Left is eating itself
Apparently, a few days ago a gay man and a former brainwashed liberal (but I repeat myself) released a video telling people why he was no longer a liberal - and it went viral:
It is now abundantly clear that the logical end-point of liberal identity politics is total self-abnegation, and eventually self-immolation. And this is neither new, nor surprising.
It is not new because this is the exact same pattern of established behaviour that we have always seen from the Left. I predicted this exact outcome nearly three years ago after the SCOTUS issued yet another one of its ridiculous "emanations and penumbras" decisions in the form of Obergefell v. Hodges, when I pointed out that the Communists did the exact same thing in the old USSR in the decade or so after they swept into power and tried to turn the largest country on Earth into a socialist Utopia.
They succeeded only in creating a Hell on Earth, because their entire ideology was rooted in a Satanic lie of the most evil form. The old Communists believed, falsely and blasphemously, that men can be as gods.
And the already apparent self-destruction of the Left is not surprising either, because the problem with identity politics is built into the ideology.
The problem is plainly obvious. The guiding principle of identity politics is to keep finding identity groups to support, so that power can be taken from the "normal" majority and distributed away to "marginalised" groups within society. The idea is that straight white males are at the absolute bottom of the privilege pile, because, by definition, being straight, white, and male means that you have enormous amounts of privilege simply given to you from birth.
Of course, the only way to get power in such a structurally retarded setup is to keep inventing newer and more specific victim groups. By definition, this rabbit hole leads to nowhere good.
I am not a fan of the Littlest Chickenhawk under normal circumstances, but even I have to admit that he does a great job here of breaking down intersectionalism:
The Left has painted itself into a corner. The moderates on the Left are faced with a terrible choice. Either they must surrender to the progressive nutcases who insist on pulling them ever farther along the insane path of victim politics, or they break away and try to form their own "moderate" groups.
The issue with the latter strategy is that, in an environment where everything has been reduced down to identity politics, moderates are useful for exactly one thing: cannon fodder.
They are only good as punching bags, and nothing more. The Left can attack them for not being radical enough - which they are not - and the Right can attack them for being spineless wimps who will not hesitate to stab a conservative in the back at the first possible opportunity - which, of course, is absolutely true.