Despite what progressives say publicly about egalitarianism and equality, status is actually very important to us. Give us an ounce of good will, and we’ll quickly use it to dominate you in subtle ways. Unlike conservatives, who prefer face to face confrontations centered around moral principles, progressives prefer backstabbing and stealth attacks centered around envy and resentment. You’ve probably encountered many of us at the post office, the passport office, in schools and in hospitals. We usually have positions of mediocre power, and we use our positions to annoy, guilt, anger or upset our customers in any way we can.
Remember the last time you renewed your passport or drivers license? You were probably greeted coldly by a bureaucrat in a very bad mood, and made to feel like you shouldn’t even be there. Maybe you were made to feel as if you were inconveniencing the government workers, and giving them a very hard and unreasonable task by asking them to renew your document. They likely grunted and sighed as they typed all kinds of complicated details into their government system, just because some spoiled brat white male wanted to have a passport! Maybe your previous passport was in bad condition, or you “lost” it, or it was “stolen” (give me a break). These are all pathetic reasons to get a new passport, and you were rightfully treated with disdain as a result. This disdainful treatment serves not only to teach you a lesson for being an entitled white male, it also demonstrates an important point – the passport office workers have power over you. They get to treat you badly, and there’s nothing you can do about it because you need a passport. They have the power of the state behind them and can’t get fired, but you don’t. Each government worker would probably be a nobody in the real world – but in their government bureaucrat position they are treated with a reverence that they just can’t get enough of.
Government workers are notorious for working slowly and keeping people waiting. If you want to pick up an important package from customs or renew a passport, expect to spend half a day doing so, because that’s how much time it takes to enter your details into the state of the art government system, but also because they can take time doing it, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Keeping people waiting, being rude, being obtuse, tutting and sighing, are all ways to put your customer in a state of submission, allowing your ego to swell and your veins to fill up with feel-good dopamine.
Some people don’t have much power in the world, so they leverage the little power they do have, in order to feel important. Feeling important is very important to progressives, because although we are egalitarians, we are also very materialistic, envious and status-seeking. Sure, there are a couple of hippies who don’t care about status, but the majority of progressives want power and status badly, and will do anything they can to feel dominant and in charge. So the next time you’re dealing with some government bureaucracy, just remember that they have the power and you don’t, so be quiet, know your place and watch in awe as they type your details into computer based forms, providing you with the service that keeps your country running smoothly and efficiently. You should be thankful, but you should also hold your head in shame for inconveniencing them.