Two men get into a screaming match at Tulsa Trump Rally after BLM decided to protest in area reserved for Trump supporters pic.twitter.com/3Kz1yxQpWK— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) June 20, 2020
I agree with this.
The progressive liberal belief in absolute equality is daily affronted by the reality of intractable racial differences. It has been over 150 years since the demise of slavery and 50 years since the demise of segregation. Neither abolition or integration has brought about the liberal utopia.
How do progressive liberals explain this chasm between reality and their ideals and expectations? They do what all liberals do. They explain it through a combination of hysteria, denial and conspiracy theories. Even if there are no actual racists oppressing black people, they are being oppressed by the mysterious forces of “systemic racism” and “institutional racism.” White people benefit from the invisible knapsack of “white privilege.” As the evil oppressors of blacks, the only way to bring about true equality and to establish a just society is to treat White people differently than black people. White people have to be punished for their unwitting sins and the sins of their ancestors. This is “social justice” or “racial justice.”
In such a way, the twisted logic of progressive liberalism leads back to racial hierarchy, inequality and actual racism. Oddly enough, it leads to both intolerance and bigotry and the loss of liberty and equality for Whites who are returned to the feudal state, bowing and kneeling and prostrating themselves before their racial superiors who are endowed with the divine quality of blackness.
From a non-liberal perspective, it is utterly alien:
What shall we call this?
Disappointed liberalism? Despair liberalism?