A Revolution (as Usual) Devours its Own
Over the past couple of weeks it has become clear that the Intersectional Progressives who now dominate the Left are on the warpath against Progressive white women who are insufficiently “woke.” If you read my recent posts on Progressive anti-Semitism this development should come as no surprise. For as these posts make clear, in the Intersectional Progressive world being a woman who is white makes you insufficiently victimized to warrant moral worth. Now, with the case of Martina Navratilova it’s also clear that even the combination of womanhood and gayness is insufficient.
If you happen to be historically literate then this development within the increasingly totalitarian Progressive political movement also isn’t a surprise. I recommend that readers review the histories of the French Revolution and Communist Revolution in Russia for sufficient historical context. In both of these cases the revolution eventually destroyed many of its originators because they came to be seen as insufficiently revolutionary, or in the current parlance “woke.”
In the following sections I will briefly summarize each of these three cases.
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Although I haven’t commented on Senator Feinstein in this blog, please understand that I consider her actions and behavior a a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to be beneath contempt. It’s also undeniably true that Senator Feinstein, as a Progressive Democrat, has trafficked in and benefited from the agitprop of children held up as unimpeachable carriers of morality throughout her career. So, it must have been quite a shock to her when the supporters of the Green New Deal (GND) turned this tactic back on her. Here’s how the encounter was reported by TMZ.
This is absolutely shocking … Senator Dianne Feinstein tried to shut down some schoolchildren who were imploring her to do something about climate change and STAT … essentially telling them to shut up because she knows better.
The kids showed up at the Senator’s San Francisco office Friday, pushing the Green New Deal and telling her the clock is ticking on Planet Earth and if nothing is done in a dozen years it will be too late. Feinstein tells the students it ain’t gonna happen.
The California senior Senator gets on her high horse, telling them she’s been in the Senate for 30 years so, please … like they can tell her what to do.
Things get heated and the Senator doubles down … saying she was just re-elected by a huge margin so how the hell are they trying to tell her about climate change?
How dare a grownup lecture children who are cynically being used by radical Progressives about their ignorance! Senator Feinstein’s main issue was the GND’s cost and practicality, not that it is totalitarian to its core. And yet the Progressive movement targeted this life-long champion of Progressive policies for this hit job. Do you smell the whiff of a revolution’s direction change in the air?
I will discuss the cases of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and tennis legend Martina Navratilova, along with general commentary, in the next post.