The progressive dream is under attack from the alt-right. We thought – naively perhaps – that by dominating mainstream media, comedy, big business, politics, entertainment/ Hollywood, sports etc. we would finally wipe out the alt-right for ever. If we conquered these hotspots of society, we assumed, the conservatives would have nowhere to go but the graveyard. It seems we have underestimated their wickedness and ability to use guerilla warfare against us.
The featured image shows a typical feminist who, on social media, goes by the name ‘Rainbow Snatch’. According to xer tag line, xe is an ‘Omni sexual trans binary feminist’. Look closely: xe is ugly, has a progressive name and hairy armpits, and seems perfectly capable of cutting off your testicles with blunt garden shears if you misjudge xer pronoun. In short, xe seems like the real deal.
Xer Twitter account shows her brave exchanges with the hateful bigots on the right:
Alas, this is all a ruse. Rainbow Snatch is in fact a fake creation of the alt-right, a character whose real name is Millie Weaver. Weaver is a pretty 20 something presenter on the hateful website, Info Wars, run by arch conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. She is Satan incarnate!
Yes, it is that serious. The progressive death star has been invaded. We need to terminate Weaver with extreme prejudice.
It appears that the purpose of the Rainbow Snatch character is to send-up/use satire to denigrate the progressive movement. By employing ‘humor’ and assuming ‘extreme progressive positions’, the likes of Rainbow Snatch aim to ridicule the left and basically show that we are ‘totally out of our minds’ and ‘a danger to wider society’. This then is a new tactic of the hard right – to use ‘humor’, which they know perfectly well we do not understand (snark excepted) against us. This cannot be allowed to succeed!
Fortunately, Rainbow Snatch is but one character who can be safely ignored. It could have been much worse. Imagine, for example, that your favorite progressive website (which you think of as the ultimate ‘safe space’) was in fact an invention of the Alt-right to mock progressives by using satire and humor. That would be like a declaration of war.