Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Snooping on the Shadetree Fascists

Working in the same building a couple of "progressive" political lobbying firms can be both depressing and amusing. This normally dyspeptic group, themselves a pantheon of token hires (after the currently fashionable genetic groups) often offer some true anthropological interest.

One day I overheard one barely tinted woman of terribly middle-class and suburban upbringing chiding a man of terribly middle-class and suburban upbringing about being white.

They might be shocked to discover how thoughtless, outdated, and conventional the gender dynamic of their exchange really is. They should be continually bombarded by messages chiding both of them to raises their awareness to this, even if it's all for not particular or real social justice reason itself, but to be made all the less comfortable in their skin. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

It's the false-consciousness, man. Badger them for years to them apologize, child-like, to themselves in the mirror.

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