In the good old days, when men were men, it was easy to tell the political ball players without a scorecard, at least from the Socialist and Communist point of view, thanks to economic Marxism. You would always distinguish the good guys from the bad guys. Czarists versus Communists? The former, of course. Bourgeois versus proletarians. The latter take precedence. Socialists vis a vis capitalists? You’ve gotta be kidding to even ask about that. Workers (pronounced woikas in Brooklyn) compared to corporations? Fuggehdaboudit! A similar “analysis” applies to union members and scabs. Although to be fair to Brer Commie, some of them actually opposed organized labor on the ground that this would just lengthen the stay of evil free enterprise.

Nowadays, under cultural Marxism, we are as if at sea, without a rudder, and this applies, amazingly, to all of us, snowflakes and wokists most certainly included. Oh, don’t get me wrong. There are still some broad categories that are crystal clear. Blacks are to be preferred to whites (we even capitalize the former, not the latter, at least this applies to the politically correct of us). Affirmative action for the former? You betcha. Women, to be sure, take precedence over men. LGBTQIA+ take pride of place over all others.

But, still, there are anomalies. What about black men versus white women? It would appear that there is a real contest going on here. Perhaps, even, the former out-rank the latter in that they can launch the charge of “Karen” against them, and the latter have no similar verbal missile to utilize against the former. Recently, what with Kanye West and Kyrie Irving, Jewish sensibilities have taken precedence over at least the ones of these black people. But Waitasec! Jews are white, surely an inferior (that is, superior) breed in the cultural Marxist sweepstakes; surely, the hierarchy should have been the other way around.

Blacks may not outrank the LGBTQIA+ community, but, surely, they have suffered more than anyone else? How, then, can Jewish sensibilities be placed higher than theirs? No, that makes no sense either. African Americans were enslaved (recently, you’d expect, to hear the progressives wax on eloquently about the present effects of this evil institution) and say what you will about the suffering of gays, lesbians, etc., they cannot claim anything like that level of anguish. So, how, then, to understand that ranking?

Then there is the issue of the transgendered versus females. For a while, the former were supreme, and men (well, people with penises) were allowed into women’s locker rooms, and into the swimming pool to compete with women. But, at least in my own assessment (which I have no reason to trust) females are now making a comeback in this particular battle.

If these leftie folk had any decency, any appreciation for proper categorization, they would issue the rest of us a scorecard (they could use one too!), depicting the exact order groups of people are to be ranked in terms of being given privileges denied to others. More important, they would furnish us a criterion on the basis of which we could all make such determinations.

So much for the foolishness of those now in charge of our universities, pulpits, newsrooms, media, boardrooms, hospitals, the military and other leading cultural institutions. What is proper behavior like for the rest of us? It is simple. There are no categories. None whatsoever. People, all of us, are to be judged on “the content of our character” and the actions which proceed therefrom. They are not to be weighed on the basis of the color of their epidermis, their genitalia, what use they make of them and with whom, or any other such totally irrelevant characteristic. They must sink or swim predicated on their behavior.

Here, you’ll no longer need a scorecard. Everyone is on the same team: humanity. I thought our progressive friends believed in equality, equity and fairness. Evidently not.

Reprinted with the author’s permission.

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