Everything Is Okay At All Times And If You Disagree You’re A Bigot

The scourge of competitive acceptance.

Steve QJ
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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Back in March, Freddie deBoer wrote about a game that’s become popular in progressive circles. A kind of “competitive acceptance,” if you will.

The rules are simple enough.

You score points by pretending there’s no such thing as objective reality or logical reasoning or commonly understood facts. That a society without rules or boundaries would be a utopia and not a hellscape. That dysfunction and mental illness and good old-fashioned grossness are just “different ways of being” (bonus points if you also pretend that anyone who disagrees with this is evil).

Truth is subjective. Honesty is bigotry. Expectations of civility are privileged. That sort of thing.

For example, would you be tempted to call the police if a burglar broke into your home? Wrong! According to Lisa Bender, the former president of Minneapolis City Council, that desire “comes from a place of privilege.”

Do you value politeness and hard work and professionalism? Nope, all of that is white supremacy now.

Do you think public transport should be free of drug abuse and secondhand smoke and public masturbation? Ugh, here’s “Pierre Delecto” to explain that…

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Steve QJ
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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