A mind is a terrible thing to waste, unless it is self inflicted, and there lies the conundrum that has baffled me to the point of irritation. Why do progressives think the way they do? Behind the low hanging fruit answers, namely that they are delusional, naive, selfish, reactionary, impulsive, irrational, or even pushy, there has to be something beneath the skin that has yet to be revealed. Many are smart enough to know better, caring, seemingly honest, and certainly dedicated, but is it simply a perpetuation of a narrative that benefits them, that tidies up their world with a nice pretty little bow?
Some psychologists, those that recognize the behavior for what it is, have wondered about our president. He is not alone. Countless web pages are dedicated to Pelosi-isms (statements are so patently ridiculous and illogical as to elicit bursts of laughter). Ditto with our vice president (We have to spend money to reduce the national debt). Most seem to think that getting blood out of a turnip is the answer to any budgetary shortfalls. But I think I found one that is so (fight off the urge to use the word “retarded”, it is not fair to those that really are) mired in her own ideology, she really can’t see the forest for the trees.
Amanda Kijera was on a humanitarian trip to Haiti, when she was violently raped by a black man. The act was both coincidental and devastating, as Kijera was actually in Haiti to dispel the “myths” that violence against women on the island was overstated by women’s rights organizations.
The intention of Kijera’s trip was to push back on the portrayal of black men as “savages” in the media. Her hope was that she would eliminate misconceptions and push back against common views imposed by “the man.”
However, Kijera’s trip took a turn for the worse when one of the men she had worked to protect cornered her on the rooftop, and raped her numerous times.
“The experience was almost more than I could bear,” Kijera wrote about the incident, “I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care.”
“Women are not the source of their oppression; oppressive policies and the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage are,” she explained.
Your typical left leaning blog would be populated with comments resembling ,”Dumb bitch, she got what she deserved”, saw that for myself with Lara Logan.
In trying to wrap my head around this nonsense, it only goes to follow that all non white criminals should be released from prison immediately since they to suffered from “as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage”.
Naturally she won’t be pressing charges, the guy was provoked, not smart enough to figure out who the real enemy is. All crimes in Haiti should be forgiven, and since this scourge (white patriarchy) dominates the global stage, no person of color can expected to control themselves, to follow the law, because white patriarchy made them lash out.
Who knows, in her little circle of friends (fellow believers) this may be perceived as a badge of honor, a penance which demonstrated true faith and allegiance to the cause. It certainly fits their narrative for the world, a world of victims where all morality is relative and any injustices committed are the fault of society as a whole, they let that poor man down, it never rests with the individual. And certainly nothing that could not be fixed with more money thrown at it.