Comparing leftists to the “boy who cried wolf” would be unfair to the boy.
Progressives view society through the prism that everything is racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and so on and so on.
The latest contestant in the Olympics for the aggrieved is a New York Times writer who recently charged white women as being racist…because of how they walk on crowded city streets.
Times writer Greg Howard claims white women are racist because they don’t yield the sidewalk in a manner he would like.
Did you know that if you’re white, and don’t cede space on a crowded New York City sidewalk over to a person of color, that means you’re racist?
Well, reporter Greg Howard says so. Fox News summarizes the latest lament of fake racism to come from the country’s leading Fake News peddler, the New York Times:
New York Times reporter Greg Howard, writing in the paper’s “Race/Related” newsletter, penned an essay singling out white women for not moving out of his way.
He writes that in his seven years of living in the city, “most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not.”
Howard goes on to note that whether they’re looking at their phones or with a group of friends in conversation, white women “almost always continue straight, forcing me to one side without changing their course.”
At times when he’s had to step off the sidewalk into the road, the writer turns “furious” because he “feels small.”
The Times reporter – who notes that he has had white women as friends and lovers – concludes by pondering the possible reasons why he’s had these experiences.
“Why only and specifically white women? Do they refuse to acknowledge me because they’ve been taught that they should fear black men, and that any acknowledgment of black men can invite danger? Do they refuse to acknowledge me because to alter their route would be to show their fear? Do they not see me? Can they not see me?”
We suppose Howard missed his lesson on that archaic notion we call chivalry, where men hold the door open for ladies, and, gasp, give them the right of way on a crowded sidewalk.
According to Howard, both ceding and not ceding the sidewalk to him are equally discriminatory acts.
Only a delusional narcissist would take the time to project insidious intent onto pedestrians distracted by their phones, then write about it in the New York Times.
It’s these types of petty grievances (if this even qualifies) that the left likes to pass off as great injustices. The more they carp about nonsense, the more they lose credibility.
If Democrats want to start winning elections again, they need to drop the “snowflake” behavior and focus on actual important issues.
But progressives, specifically millennials, have been weaned on the idea that their personal feelings matter to the public at all times.
It’s a poisonous belief that needs to stop.