The awakeners are feeding themselves

Like the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the radicalism of the awakened movement will destroy itself. Inside Yesterday’s post, I half-jokingly suggested that maybe the movement is being funded by a right-wing billionaire. Today, I encounter a long article The Intercept A similar point made by Ryan Grimm:

Another leader [of progressive organizations] He said the conflict has become so destructive that it feels like an op. “I’m not saying this is a right-wing conspiracy because we are incredibly good at doing it ourselves, but – if you try – you can’t imagine a good right-wing conspiracy to cripple progressive leaders by catalyzing existing culture where internal unrest and micro-campaigns are misunderstood. Millions of people rely on these organizations for strategic advancement of influence to stop the cruel injustices that come our way, ”said another longtime head of the organization. “Progressive leaders can do nothing but fight within the organization, leaving organizations completely toothless for external struggle. … Everyone is scared, and fear creates such inactivity that the right has to succeed in creating a deeply unpopular agenda. “

In my previous post I criticized Will Stancil’s claim that opposition to provocation comes from almost all white men. Grimm provides supporting evidence:

The pushback against callout culture, which may be surprising at the surface level, is becoming bubbling in places of black movement. “In the movement for black life, many top leaders say, ‘This is out of control. No one can be a leader in this culture. It is not sustainable. We are constantly being called from below,'” “Nowadays, there’s an open conversation – not an open one, there’s a big conversation – about its problems, and it’s being led by people in the movement for black life,” he said. “Three years ago we didn’t have it, and If we do, they are a minority and completely isolated. It is so bad now that there is a growing reaction within our own movement. “

Patrice Khan-Coolers, one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter Movement, described the incident in his book “How We Fight White Supremacy”, writing, For and to call something. “

Critics of over-awakening do not suggest that anyone deserves to be called. The real problem is calling the wrong people. Extremist progressives are destroying themselves.

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