I’ve recently stumbled upon an intriguing comment on Facebook, which I now, regrettably, cannot find again. But I’d like to respond anyway. It was about a guy called Milo Yiannopoulos and it said something along the lines of:
Haha, how come the greatest enemy of the left is a gay, jewish guy?
Well, here’s a really simple answer:
Let’s say this is some population and every square represents a person:
Now, some of these people happen to be fucktards:
And some of these people happen to belong to some kind of minority:
And that’s how the world works. In every group there can be some bad people. In every group there can be someone with whom you disagree...
Now, that’s how how the right-wing fucktards see the world:
A racist fucktard looks at a minority and says, to quote the Orange-In-Chief: “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists and some I assume are good people...”.
Do you see now, why are the leftists such big friends to gays, lesbians, Jews, black people, immigrants, refugees and other minorities?
Because the minorities are constantly under unjustified attack. Because they’re weak and vulnerable, because they don’t deserve to be blamed for everything bad that happens.
We don’t claim that all refugees are saints or that every gay Jew is an awesome human being. We just want them to be treated like all the others: without favours or dislikes.
And when Yiannopoulos comes around, we just treat him like every other human being – judging his behaviour and views, not his sexual orientation or ethnicity. So there he is: an openly gay man who claims that gay people should “get back in the closet”, who denies them equal rights and promotes cruel and ineffective conversion therapy; there he is working for far-right, white supremacist Breitbart News, while (obviously) claiming he’s not a racist.
This guy chooses to be an asshole hypocrite – for which I don’t like him – and the same guy just happens to be born gay and jewish – for which I seriously don’t give a damn.
So what? In what way is disliking him inconsistent with my worldview?