Outside of politics, why do liberals think that straight white men are incapable of empathizing with the problems of people who don’t look like them? Aren’t the biggest donors to charity, including to charities aimed at helping minorities in America and “people of color” around the world, mostly straight white men?
But within politics, or more precisely within government, what role is there for “sympathy” anyway?
Justice wears a blindfold for a reason. But just as Supreme Court Justice Sonia “Wise Latina” Sotomayor wants to peek at the litigants’ skin color before rendering a verdict, so when it comes to the machine of politics those who aim to grind us in its gears want to know who you are before deciding how the rules should apply to you.
A bigger departure from the vision of our Founders, a greater leap from true equality among countrymen, a more shocking move away from the rule of law and toward the rule of men, can hardly be imagined. Yet the “best” schools in America are spreading this intellectual cancer among the minds of otherwise intelligent young adults. …
This is not your father’s “political correctness”; it is not just about changing how people speak, nor even about the “Thought Police.” It is not harmless mental masturbation by over-pampered narcissistic 20-somethings.
Rather, it is about using discord and division, jealousy and shaming, to create a rationale for government interference, manipulation, and “legalized plunder” on a scale that will make eight years of Barack Obama look like the good old days.