“A New Variety of Privilege”
[Shanta] Driver’s position seems instead to be based on the contemporary leftist theory that groups certified as “oppressed” deserve special treatment at the expense of the “privileged.” Such a view, however, collapses in its own illogic. A system that gives special treatment to members of an “oppressed” group is simply a new variety of privilege.
Yes, The Left is supposed to be about “equality.” Yet, with every single issue that comes along, there is always one class of people The Left wants to win all the time, and another class of people they want to be beaten all of the time. And, of course, they’re full of complaints whenever they don’t win. All of the time.
They’re not about equality and they never have been. Where did we ever get such an idea? They said so?
I started blogging in 2004, right before the election, and was hooked. After years of churning out legal briefs, it
Ross Douthat has a great piece in The Atlantic on how Hollywood is returning to the themes of the 1970s
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