The Progressive’s work is never done; as long as there is injustice in this world, we must be prepared to engage our enemy and defeat them using every weapon in our toolbox. We do this by using emotions, a strident tone of voice (think of Meryl Streep’s recent Golden Globes attack on Trump), haughty ridicule, ad-hominem attacks and, as a last resort, facts (if available and consistent with argument).
In taking the battle to the enemy, it is invaluable to understand their psychological make-up: why do they say/think/do what they do, what are their motivations, and what is the optimum moment to walk away from a heated debate by shouting ‘You disgusting bigot!’?
We start this series by examining the unreconstructed white male. Tragically, there are all too many of them. Hundreds of millions if not billions. Since, as a class, they have access to tremendous resources and dominate the professions, the arts, big business, the media, government, and most of the country’s wealth, they make a most formidable enemy.
Most of them do not even realise that they are the enemy, a true hindrance to progress and social justice. Ask them to name their favourite Malcolm X speech and they will look at you blankly. Yes, it really is this bad. They may vaguely recognise the name Martin Luther King but that is only because it’s a public holiday when they get to visit their home in the Hamptons.
For years, the accredited media and Hollywood have invested significant amounts of money and time in educating white males about the sins of their forefathers, which they themselves have inherited, as well as their shortcomings. TV commercials and printed advertisements for all manner of household goods (washing machines, cleaning products etc.) have tried to reinforce the message that the white male is inherently stupid, a figure to be pitied.
Tragically, despite this message being replayed for many years, the unreconstructed white male has still not got it. Instead of cowering in a corner like they are supposed to, they betray a sense of optimism, feeling instinctively that they are the masters of their own destiny and have little need of government programs/subsidies to help them.
The reality is that unreconstructed white males are an obstacle to real progress. They are responsible for all that is evil in this world. And they need to pay reparations, now.