Andrew Sullivan, come on down! It’s time for your turn in the stocks!
According to the Left, New York Magazine columnist Andrew Sullivan must be scourged. Why? Because he suggested that anti-white racism is unacceptable. This, of course, demonstrated that he was a vicious and brutal racist.
What was Sullivan’s great sin? He didn’t think that The New York Times’ latest editorial board hire, Sarah Jeong, ought to be let off the hook for blatantly racist anti-white tweets.
After brutally analyzing Jeong’s long history of nasty anti-white tweeting, Sullivan observed that according to the Left, “Jeong definitionally cannot be racist, because she’s both a woman and a racial minority…racism is entirely institutional and systemic, a function of power, and therefore it can only be expressed by the powerful — i.e., primarily white, straight men.” And then Sullivan gets to his bombshell critique of this obviously idiotic position:
Scroll through left-Twitter and you find utter incredulity that demonizing white people could in any way be offensive. That’s the extent to which loathing of and contempt for “white people” is now background noise on the left. What many don’t seem to understand is that their view of racism isn’t shared by the public at large, and that the defense of it by institutions like the New York Times will only serve to deepen the kind of resentment that gave us Trump. Last night, for instance, Fox News made the most of the Times’ excuses for race-baiting. Yes, we all live on campus now. The neo-Marxist analysis of society, in which we are all mere appendages of various groups of oppressors and oppressed, and in which the oppressed definitionally cannot be at fault, is now the governing philosophy of almost all liberal media. That’s how the Washington Post can provide a platform for raw misandry, and the New York Times can hire and defend someone who expresses racial hatred. The great thing about being in the social justice movement is how liberating it can feel to give voice to incendiary, satisfying bigotry — and know that you’re still on the right side of history.
This is obviously and eminently correct. But the Left has decided that Sullivan must be unpersoned now, for expressing the rather uncontroversial opinion that bigotry against a group of people based on race is racist – even bigotry against those with skin containing less melanin. So long, Andrew! And we look forward to New York Magazine’s apology for printing your vicious, racist column – which we know is viciously racist because you are white, and you were printed in a major newspaper, and you didn’t accept that racism against white people is just joyous and frolicsome karmic comeuppance.