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Imprisoned By Freedom
Well of course you do, that's why you keep coming back here to listen to my incoherent rants and raves. God bless your eternal hope and persistence.
Anyway, this form of hysterical mass insanity called "Identity Politics," that's where we were...
The stated goal of Identity Politics (IP, so I don't have to keep writing it) is to beat everyone with sticks and force them into group-think circles where everyone constantly reinforces the same stupid ideas to the point of reductio ad absurdum. It also seeks to increase tolerance by forcing everyone to be the same, so there are no differences to argue about, as long as you only believe what some brain-dead basement dwelling, YouToob filthing numbnut wants you to believe - assuming you can make any sense out of the incoherent, illogical ramblings. Also, the IPers want to classify everyone as a victim so that they can be defended against...oh, I don't know, how about Evil While Males (gotta have an enemy).
In a nutshell (a highly appropriate expression in this case), IPers want to be everyone's overprotective stage mother. They want to create a victim out of you, wheel you out on stage for the applause, then toss you off a cliff. The whole theater is so absurd as to make Ionesco roll over in his mausoleum.
The IPers hate adulthood, hate anyone who takes personal responsibility, and especially hates anyone who forms an independent thought without checking the Political Correctness Dictionary first. In other words, part of the mass insanity is Hallucinating Feminists 3.0, who vehemently deny their own X-X genes exist and detest anyone who looks and behaves like a woman so that they can be overprotective mother to the world. Such delicious juxtaposing irony.
Another fine bit of lunacy is the grotesquely fat and ugly males (I avoid the term "men" in this case) who sit in their overprotective mother's basement and troll online commenters in the hopes of drawing the attention of a dominating Hallucinating Feminist 3.0, for a little self-abusing video hot chat. These idiots are victims of their own idiocy whose undeveloped psyches crave mental punishment by similarly deprived virtual dominatrices in order to derive some small portion of approval from someone, no matter how horrific and shrill they look and sound.
The foul-smelling, unsocialized boobs what to place everyone in ever-shinking circles of defined behavior or decoration, until ultimately we are left with seven billion kindergartners who are powerless to help themselves, much less anyone else.
Once upon a time, we had legal systems that applied equally to all humans, regardless of any other factor: rape, assault, theft, murder, etc. were equal crimes against everyone. We once also believed that everyone was free to go about their business - assuming they didn't injure anyone else by it - and if you didn't agree, you could mount a reasonable argument, change the channel, walk away, or not attend.
Now we have increasingly narrower laws that single out people for "special" protection. Never mind the chilling resemblance to Nazi "special treatment," this is inherently racist, sexist and segregationist - AND THE IPers ARE PROMOTING IT! Yes, you read the right. The very people claiming to be all=tolerant and all-inclusive are the very ones creating smaller and smaller boundaries for everyone...and using the legal systems to do it.
This, ladies and gentlemen, I present as proof-positive that the IPers are freaking insane.
We are, as a society, faced with a large group of overprotected mental midgets whose experience with the real world is limited to waddling down to the nearest university - not for education, but to receive scripts so they chant in unison, bang pots in unison and scream obscenities in unison. This is the very definition of infantile behavior, which seeks to emulate others so as not to appear individual or step outside the playground rules.
This kind of behavior is what pre-highschoolers did before they had the tools to express themselves in complete sentences or appreciate uniqueness. We should recall the burning need to "belong" to a group and the social imperative to ridicule other groups to make us feel more important. We also should recall that upon maturity, these activities seem so unimportant and even silly. As adults, we learn to leave people the hell alone and form bonds with a variety of people in order to expand our range of knowledge and influence.
We must also admit that we created these idiots. We allowed entitlement and self-esteem to become rampant rallying cries. We kept our children in protective boxes - now called "safe zones" - to protect these children from media-induced fears of "crime", "drugs" and "danger"/ I put all those in quotes, because for most of us, those feared things never existed. They were manufactured phantoms that we should have been mature enough to dismiss.
To be fair, the techniques and theories of people like Edward Bernays are highly effective and work amazingly well on the unsuspecting mind. Our guilt lies in the fact that we, as mature and hopefully educated adults, left our minds unguarded. We allowed the media to seep into our deepest nightmares and scare us into submission, fightening us into inaction and silence.
Yes, a great amount of fault lies with the media masters, but we must accept that we were primed to receive the messages uncritically. Walter Cronkite could never speak a false word, and no one bothered to check his facts.
It is the utmost irony that at the very moment we have a powerful tool like the internet at our fingertips, we have become the most passive and accepting of mental manipulation. Granted, many of us are awake to the siren song of the media, but millions more are not, and the IPers are the most vulnerable. They have no tools for critical thinking, having spent their lives being inundated with condoms on bananas, Global Warming and other horrific lies.
These grown children have been taught to regurgitate information, not analyze it. They have been taught that every utterance of "authority" is the Absolute Truth. They have been taught that cognitive dissonance is a normal way of being. They have, in fact, been isolated by their own minds. In other words, they are like a child with a chain saw. They have an incredible powerful, dangerous and destructive tool and no one has shown them how to use it properly.
So here we are, with thousands of noisy, undisciplined children for whom the media is like a Big Mac - looks good in the picture, satisfies an urge and has no redeeming value whatsoever.
Can they be saved? Judging by China's Lost Generation, a similar politically-motivated social phenomenon, the answer is a discouraging NO. Sure, some will rescue themselves by possessing superior metal faculties, or even by accident, but for the most part, these children in adult bodies will burden society for several generations to come (assuming the problem is corrected soon). The IPer's feelings of superiority, entitlement and self-absorption are set in place and only extraordinary effort on the part of the individual will cure it. It is nearly impossible to get someone to realize an error when they have been indoctrinated to deny their own senses and self-preservation.
The one satisfaction is that if these sad, lonely people ever manage to breed, their children will perforce reject their sensibilities, as all children naturally do. The children will seek alternatives to the constant harping and haranguing of their parents and, with a bit of luck, find a much more sensible Universe waiting for them.