Just as the “so-called left” (or the “online left” as Anna Khachiyan calls it), uses “bigot/sexist/transphobe/racist, etc.” to dismiss the right, the right uses words and acronyms like woke, PC, SJW, and D.I.E (now called D.E.I) to dismiss the left. Make whatever arguments you want against and for either side. Both use certain words as shorthand for “to be dismissed.”

I’m no saint too pure to pick sides and never roll my eyes, sighing, “oh, great, more of this nonsense.” Just because we can analyze the weapons of a war doesn’t mean that we’re off the hook from whatever side we’d find ourselves on. “This is how this game is played” does not translate to “I am immune to becoming a player.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s