Feelings, nothing more than feelings.
Morris Albert’s 1974 classic ‘Feelings‘ kinda manages to sum up the current political culture.
Right now in New Zealand, you can win an argument with nothing more than ‘feelings’.
If you ‘feel’ the argument more than the other, then you win.
Because objective truth, logic and rational debate are all heteronormative white cis male privileges, ‘FEELINGS’ are all that matter now and once the middle class woke activists triggered that new threshold for truth, the feral anti vaxxers and Incels and redneck racists have done exactly the same.
We have too many fucking feelings and we have allowed a culture where feelings trump rational objective logic because the ‘lived experience’ of victims, racists, rednecks, Incels, feral antivaxers and woke middle class activists all replace reality.
The only people who should give a fuck about your ‘feelings’ are you, your family and close friends.
Outside of that, fuck your feelings.
Your feelings ain’t my problem.
If your self-esteem is hurt by my thoughts, the clue is in the ‘self’ part of self-esteem.
You decide how you feel about shit, it ain’t no one else’s problem OR responsibility!
We have replaced feelings for rational debates.
We have replaced feelings for objective truth.
We have replaced feelings for wider context.
The Woke started this in 2016, the feral Right have now perfected it.
No where is this more apparent than in Michelle Duff’s column last week that was utterly lost at the backlash of woke culture…
Opinion: When journalist Michelle Duff wrote a biography of Jacinda Ardern in 2019, the term ‘Jacindamania’ had been coined but Covid 19 was unheard of. Over the next two years the world – and New Zealand – would change drastically and the young prime minister would be deified, then demonised. Duff, who last week released an updated version of her book, writes on how she believes imported culture wars helped to distort our political landscape – at the expense of women.
…Michelle’s inability to understand how we got to where we are would be funny if it weren’t such an example of the woke Left being woefully blind to their own alienating agenda.
For the last 6 years I have screamed at the middle class woke in New Zealand that their activism was creating culture war political ammunition for the Right.
When I started warning this, ACT were on .7%
ACT are now 8.6%.
The manner in which middle class woke cancel culture activism has driven voters into the arms of the Right is an enormous issue the Left are going to have to confront at some stage.
Imagine if MeToo hadn’t mutated into a Salem witch trial where the new evidential threshold becomes ‘whatever a person says on Twitter’.
Imagine if BLM acknowledged that far more white people were shot by Police than black people and instead of rioting had progressed their argument with solidarity?
Imagine if the Trans community had not been so radioactively militant?
Imagine if the woke hadn’t started cancel culture deplatforming?
Imagine if the entire Identity Politics movement had sought to build class solidarity rather than alienating bullshit?
Since 2016s #MeToo moment, a coalition of 5th wave feminists, non gender binary activists, Critical Race Theorists and Critical Gender Theorists have manufactured a faith based woke dogma, the holy trinity of which is:
1 – All white people are irredeemable cross burning racists.
2 – B-E-L-I-E-V-E ALL WOMEN that men are rapists.
3 – Everyone defending free speech is a uniform wearing Nazi who hates the Trans Community.
Woven into this woke Identity Politics Holy Trinity, is the ‘BELIEVE ALL WOMEN’ mantra, because intersectionism decrees all men are part of a power dynamic which means they can never be victims and because women are morally superior to toxic masculinity males, they would NEVER lie about that abuse.
I have many self declaring feminist women who privately tell me they have real misgivings with some of the Trans woke dogma but are terrified of saying anything because the Fourth Wave Feminists, non-binary activists and trans ally vegan mommy bloggers rip them to pieces on social media. Part of the problem is that the Trans activists themselves have helped make this debate so radioactively toxic with their cancel culture dynamics.
This entire issue of Identity over Class has caused immense damage on the Left and rather than debating the material well being of citizens, we are lost in middle class identity politics virtue signalling that censors rather than answers and in that cultural space, anger grifters like Posie Parker flourish.
Meanwhile the planet is melting!
We get it wokies, your self constructed identity is more important than our shared humanity!
This entire Woke pretence has been built on feelings, not rational or logical argument and the feral antivaxxers, Incels and rednecks have played the same game!
The greatest danger posed by Idenity Politics is if white males start seeing themselves as a victim as well, which is exactly what the woke managed to achieve.
If we on the Left will be dictated to by our feelings, then the fucking Right will gleefully play that game too!
Can the Left move from Pure Temple politics towards Broadchurch Class Solidarity, because if we can’t, the most hard right racist Government ever elected will remain in power.
The new politics of the neoliberal subjective have robbed us of a unity based on rational logic and argument and replaced it with the sandcastles of feelings.
I’m not interested in your feelings, I am interested in your thinkings!
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