When you consider the clown car of Democrats running for President right now, there are some names that come to mind. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth “Chief Running Mouth” Warren, for example. Somewhere further down the list is Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii. To put it mildly, she’s not quite as entrenched in Leftist ideology as most of the people in the clown car with her. In other words, she has her head out of her ass.
Recently, Ms. Gabbard gave a speech at the “She The People” conference where she was attacked, not by conservatives, but by Leftists including the Women’s March because she…refused to call herself a woman of color. If that isn’t grounds for her to be drummed out of the country, I don’t know…what in the blue hell the Left is thinking! At any rate, we have an opportunity to delve deeper into the concept of people of color.
people of color
What the Left thinks it means – groups of diverse individuals whose experiences should be recognized and celebrated
What it really means – another way for Leftists to separate people
The Left loves to break down Americans into labels they determine and, thus, control. In the Leftist hive-mind, every person is the sum total of their parts: race, gender, gender identity, economic status, and so on. Once they figure out what constitutes you, they take this information and create concepts intended to appeal to those different elements of who you are and make you into Leftists.
And for the most part it works, but not always. So, what happens when you refuse to abide by the Left’s interpretations of what you should be? They “otherize” you. It’s like you don’t exist, or they try to make you feel you like you shouldn’t. Just ask Tulsi Gabbard.
The funny thing is the only diversity the Left doesn’t care about is ideological. Although Gabbard is not the second coming of Ronald Reagan by any stretch of the imagination, she is more conservative than Leftists like. The fact she didn’t mention anything about her own status as a woman of color at the She The People event is one of the smartest things she could have done because it shows she doesn’t subscribe to the concept of using that status to advance her political career.
But not to Leftists. The fact she is a woman of color means, in Leftist thinking, she has to make it the focal point of her entire being. And because Gabbard isn’t doing that, the Left sees it as a betrayal of all women of color. After all, if a woman of color breaks off from what the Left thinks women of color should be, it might…inspire others to follow suit. And once that happens, they might…stop voting for Leftists! And we can’t have that, can we?
To borrow a phrase from a certain former President, yes we can.
The Left’s strengthening by division only works if you don’t feel you have any power to affect your life in any way. Once you realize what kind of power you have, the Left’s promises don’t look so good, especially when you have to give up your individualism to fit in. And there’s no guarantee you will stay in the Left’s good graces, even if you do everything they say and think the way they do.
Just like Tulsi Gabbard.
The thing is people of color don’t need to fixate on their race to get ahead, and conservatives don’t want them to. They just want you to pull your own weight. If you do that, you’re cool to the Right And most of the time, they won’t tell you what to say and do. They’re too busy working to bother with running your life.
I don’t care what you call yourself or how you self-identify, but just know that when you do, you’re purposely separating yourself from the rest of the world. That will build walls where they may not be needed and keep us separated as a country. Be proud of who you are, but don’t let it become your totality. I want you to expand your horizons, not because it hurts Leftists, but because it will make you a better person.
And when you really think about it, we’re all people of color. So, why would it matter what color you are? In short, it doesn’t. Only to people who wish to control you think it matters. But here’s the kicker. The Leftists attacking Tulsi Gabbard for not identifying as a woman of color when it’s clear she would be considered as such shows their commitment to diversity isn’t even skin deep.
And it also shows how clueless the Left has become.