The Democratic party used to stand for decidedly good things I could wholeheartedly support: abortion rights, gay rights, racial justice, labor rights. These are all great things, and I’m very much for them.
And then abortion rights transformed into a right to kill an inconvenient child who, after being born, doesn’t rise to high enough consumer standards.
Gay rights turned into a fight to mutilate kids when consumers are too bored to parent them and to put 10-year-olds on the stage of drag clubs for adult pervs to ogle.
Racial justice turned into proposals to ban white people from being hired in academia or getting published in academic journals. [I can give links if needed.]
Labor rights turned into a defence of the big business’s sacred right to access a pool of easily exploitable and terrified illegal workers.
Im not attracted by any of these goals. They actually scare me.
But, but, but, we keep hearing. The planet will die next Sunday, and we are the only ones who can stop it.
It all sounds like an attempt to distract us from this massive betrayal of what Democrats are supposed to stand for. Oh, forget about how we are trying to make sure you can’t get hired or published because of your appearance. At least, it’s better than being dead as a result of global warming. Would you rather be unemployed or dead?
And yes, the other side isn’t any better. If you smell two piles of shit long enough, you might start perceiving one of them as stinking slightly less. But that’s not much of a consolation.