Defective by Birth

I feel great dismay when I see this kind of thing:

You can’t win by accepting the most immoral and ludicrous ideas of your opponent. We already have a party that invests skin color and immigration status with virtue and morality. People who share this worldview and like to collect rosters of trendy identities aren’t going to suddenly like you.

This is a horrible, horrible framing. Our narrative should be “our candidates won because they have better ideas.” That’s it. Their DNA and the biographical details of their ancestors are immaterial.

Please, please, let’s not get so inured to this kind of thing that we accept it as normal. In the early USSR people were exterminated on the basis of their parents’ professions. It was cool to have children of factory workers on the roster like today it’s cool to have children of immigrants. And children of doctors or, even worse, priests and horse-owning peasants lived in terror because they were considered defective by birth.

Favored identity groups change but the principle remains. Let’s refuse to accept it.

3 thoughts on “Defective by Birth

  1. While totally agreeing with you that what matters most about a person is not their skin colour, country of origin or other DNA characteristics, but rather their talents, actions and character, I’m afraid the war of “narratives” has already been won by Identitarians: you may call it regressive liberalism, they call it “progress”.
    Oh, and Youngkin won, by the way.

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