The Progressive Inheritance: Snowflakes Triggering Snowflakes Triggering Snowflakes

by Steve MacDonald

militant-snowflakeA professional snowflake admits to having to self-censor her own speech to avoid triggering other snowflakes, among other things. A circumstance ripe with opportunity.

 I self-police what I say in activist spaces. I stopped commenting on social media with questions or pushback on leftist opinions for fear of being called out. I am always ready to apologize for anything I do that a community member deems wrong, oppressive, or inappropriate—no questions asked. The amount of energy I spend demonstrating purity in order to stay in the good graces of a fast-moving activist community is enormous.

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Activists are some of the judgiest people I’ve ever met, myself included. There’s so much wrongdoing in the world that we work to expose. And yet, grace and forgiveness is hard to come by in the broader community. At times, I have found myself performing activism more than doing activism. I’m exhausted, and I’m not even doing the real work I am committed to do. The quest for political purity is a treacherous distraction for well-intentioned activists.

The left divided them to conquer them. The result is a collection of weaponized ideological sub-cultures fighting over who is the biggest victim none of them with the cultural constitution to tolerate any argument or idea that counters their own.

The idea of first amendment speech is impossible. It offends them. They cannot survive peaceably in a Constitutional Republic.

And it is a tragedy, a waste of human capital, all those lives reengineered into constant states of misery by political puppet masters in pursuit of a Democrat dynasty. But it is not without opportunity.

The Campus violence, cultural fascism, and urban riots are offensive to most Americans. As is the activist left’s intolerance for the first amendment. The media, complicit in the creation this rogues gallery, is obliged to broadcast the frenzied pace at which they feed each other to their false political gods while pretending the real division is on the right.

Yes, there is a division on the right, but it is healthy. It embraces debate. It defends (most of) the core tenets of a Federalist Republic. And it may result in policy failures when we can’t agree on the finer points. But it won’t cause a riot. It won’t feature fat purple-haired weirdos behaving like fascists while calling their victims the same. There will be no campus takeovers, no violent insurrections, no destruction of private property. No one on the right will insist that they can’t even suggest a policy tangent to someone else on the right.

Not so on the left. They have created a culture amongst themselves where everyone not only needs a different safe space; they are entitled to one. But no two safe spaces can be the same.

No Democrat politician in any district that is competitive should be allowed to campaign without confronting the shadow cast by the monster they have created. Make them explain the intolerance, the violence, the abhorrence for open discussion and constitutionally protected free speech. Where and when have you spoken out against this?

Where and when have you spoken out against this? What are you doing to stop it? Are your ideas just going to make it worse?

Where possible get them to take a side, then use the disagreements among their own factions against them.

Catalyze their divided base while proposing sane alternatives to problems American actually care about.

Let them reap what they have sown and proper in their wake.


Update: Tweaked the title.

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