Sorting is the hardest part. If you can make that trivially easy, then your activist life is all dessert and no vegetables.
Back in the day, I used to recoil at conservatives who were in love with the Welfare Queen explanation of poverty. "Single women are having babies just to get money from the government and then they're doomed!" they'd exclaim. I thought that was a horrible thing to say. Most women have babies because they want babies. It's biology. If they aren't married, that's a whole different can of worms, worms that are pretty tough to detangle.
The Welfare Queen model made the hard part easy. You didn't have to sympathize or get to know anyone, you had the sorting completed and could move on to judging them. In the jar of marbles* that was the human population, there were green marbles and there were yellow ones. The yellow ones were bad people and the green ones were good people. Those were the only two colors present.
CRT, aka Modern Nazi Race Theory**, is the same thing. It's a philosophy made for 8-year-olds. That goes for anything else derived from Marx where we dispense with the intimate knowledge of individuals phase and move right on to the punishment phase. Punishment is ice cream and getting to know people is broccoli. Owners bad, workers good! Jews bad, Germans good! White men bad, PoC and LGBTQWERTY good! See how easy this is? Now let's tear down statues!
And that's all there is to it. CRT and all the SJW rubbish is just a shortcut so the activists can get to the pointing and yelling. That's where the self-esteem orgasms happen. It's a cost-benefit thing. CRT lowers the cost of finding people to hate to practically nothing.
I figured this out when I was thinking about the Canadians tearing down statues of Queen Elizabeth and mulling over the atrocities committed by the Indians. The education industry has simplified the story to the point where Canadian settlers are pantomime villains and the Indians are Pauline, tied to the railroad tracks. Their students, fully indoctrinated, were simply following the script.
|Here, right-wing extremists are committing a hate crime against a trans-woman. Fortunately, the FBI is tracking them down using CRT.|
Bonus Indian Tidbit
Long time commenter and Interweb friend, Ilion, left me a note on yesterday's post about Indian atrocities turning me on to the Beaver Wars of the late 1600s wherein the Iroquois slaughtered tribes to the west to gain access to better beaver hunting. Dig this snippet from uswars.net.
Typically a raid on an isolated farm or settlement consisted of a war party moving swiftly and silently through the woods, swooping down suddenly, wielding tomahawk and scalping knife to slaughter the all the inhabitants. In some cases, prisoners were carried back to the Iroquois homelands. In the case of women and children, such prisoners were sometimes to be incorporated into the tribe. In the case of men, the prisoners were often subjected to a slow death by torture.
Yep. Iroquois or Comanche, it was all the same.
* - When you take undergrad classes in probability theory, a jar of colored marbles is the most common example used. After you pull out n marbles and see what colors you have, what can you deduce about the remaining marbles?
** - It's my blog and I get to beat the Modern Nazi Race Theory drum as often as I like. So there.