THE LEFTS ATTEMPT TO DIVIDE US
There is a broad movement afoot to seemingly empower marginalized groups. To date, this plan has been somewhat effective in dividing us as a culture. The reason it has been so successful is because conservatives are resistant to it, being vocal and allowing the left to paint us as extremists. With such a label, it is not long before we are colored as terrorists.
The left happily wields this socialized weapon, yet it has not bothered to hide the chink in its armor. If you examine the LGBTQ classification, for example, we see that it is essentially comprised of anyone who is not heterosexual. So, it is a strictly exclusive, rather than inclusive concept. It is, in itself geared toward excluding a single group of people. Equally as discriminatory is the use of the term BIPOC, which equates to non-white.
These divisions in society are, and have always been, the tool that Marxism has always used to get its foot in the door. By identifying a group as being oppressed, you simply need to unify them and agitate them politically. In order for there to be an oppressed class, there must be an oppressor, naturally the group to oppose the changes that socialism would bring. People who own land, believe in the nuclear family, and those who attend church usually are more prosperous and therefore are targeted by Marxists as the oppressors. Success is equated to oppression, and rights are considered meaningless if they lead to privilege.
None of these inclusive groups is a unified front, either. Because the BIPOC community is comprised of black, Asian, Hispanic, indigenous etc... descent, there is tension within those groups. Each element feels that it has been more oppressed than the others, and therefore, more entitled. Even within the LGBTQ+ crowd, there are rumblings that transgenders are getting more attention this year as opposed to previous years. With each group and member of the group struggling to be recognized as having more of a victimhood status than the other, there is an easily exploitable chink in the armor of wokeness.
Yet another fault in the divide and conquer strategy of the Marxists is that there is no real test for someone to be a member of the underprivileged class. One is not asked to perform a homosexual act in order to prove his or her gayness. To be transgender, one only needs to claim that they feel they are a member of the opposite sex. In fact, there is no definitive definition for any of these "oppressed groups" in the laws being passed! As far as membership in the BIPOC community, all human beings alive today can be traced back to a common ancestor in Africa, known as the mitochondrial Eve. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for Europeans to have 2% to 4% sub Saharan African components to their DNA. Thus, everyone is African American. Since there is no federal definition of African American, nobody is standing as a gatekeeper for one's blackness of gayness.
Essentially, any law passed that gives these groups an advantage also gives heterosexuals an advantage too. You didn't get the job? You were discriminated against for being gay! You didn't get the public benefit because you are white? You were wrongfully denied and you have the DNA to prove it! Anyone can reap the benefit of legislation designed to benefit these "protected" groups simply by claiming to be a member. Due to the typical over reach of the left, its nearsightedness may have actually given us true equality by accident, thus undermining their goal of vilifying a particular class of people.
Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2021:
"Thus, everyone is African American" - Ya, sure! That's like saying because during evolution we were all apes once, we call ourselves apes now. No, I am not African American amigo. I am a white European, born and raised there; Romanian to be precise. I know my history. I know my heritage and so, I am not confused.
Now, to the more important part: You know nothing of Marxism. You, like many others throw that word around because it's like telling kids that the boogie man will crawl from under their bed at night, if they do not eat their vegetables. Brainwashed people will be brainwashed. The Red Scare is about to last over a hundred years soon.
What Marxism are You talking about? There is classical Marxism, Western Marxism, Maoism, Marxism-Leninism then, we have the Marxism implemented by Castro in Cuba ... throwing the word around just 'cause it sounds scary doesn't cut it.
"In the social production that men carry on, they enter into definite relations that are indispensable and independent of their will, relations of production which correspond to a definite stage of development of their material forces of production. The sum total of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of society, the real foundation, on which rises a legal and political superstructure, and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness. The mode of production in material life determines the general character of the social, political, and intellectual processes of life. It is not the consciousness of men which determines their existence; it is on the contrary their social existence which determines their consciousness." (Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy), Karl Marx.