The Regressive Left and its Own Brand of Racism | a brief provocation

The regressive left accuses the progressive left of being Islamophobic, racist and Eurocentric, to be culturally imperialistic and to have rejected multiculturalism out of purely elitist snobbishness.

Objectively cultures may also just compete, that’s what they do, sometimes they can even naturally disappear, become outdated. Multiculturalism seems from that perspective to be a form of cultural conservatism of non European cultures in Europe.

In my opinion, although the past may have given examples of arrogant unjustified western European cultural imperialism, the cultural adaptation of foreign cultures on European soil can also be a positive development, for instance the end of archaism.

It seems that multiculturalists (regressive leftists) refuse for instance to admit the superiority of a culture displaying social traits of progress, over an homophobic, chauvinistic, superstitious one. By not applying the same positive moral standards, by not expecting as much, from an ethnically different population, you are trapping yourself ideologically in a culture of excuse, sorry but that is implicitly racist. The regressive left is racist, it perpetuates and perfects white supremacy, by using a pernicious racial double standard and a secret taboo positive discrimination of white tolerance toward non white intolerants. For the regressive left the non white victims of non white predators, must be ignored, they are completely neglected, when they actually are those who need the most protection. Take the case of persecutions of LGBT individuals, minors, women, among the refugees, the regressive left is in total denial about such problems.

That’s double standards, that’s racist.

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One Reply to “The Regressive Left and its Own Brand of Racism | a brief provocation”

  1. Your post is so wonderfully irritating, provocative, such an innocent incentive to personally reconsider positions and to check our alliances…

    Irritating?

    “Objectively cultures may also just compete, that’s what they do, sometimes they can even naturally disappear, become outdated. Multiculturalism seems from that perspective to be a form of cultural conservatism of non European cultures in Europe.”

    So true, of course. The culture that has the bulldozer is able to defeat the culture that has been living in the Amazon rain forests for the last 15.000 years. The man who is driving the bulldozer might be an idiot doing his job, or regret his destructive work – it won’t matter. There is no reason why we should plead for the culture that can defeat other cultures…

    And yes, I would not even demand a human rights record from any of those tribes.

    I am a postmodern relativist. Yes. Though I am probably ready to share my limits of tolerance with you.

    May be we should redefine this problem: We are talking here about a problem of how we want to handle globalisation – collectively, in an agreement we should find between all the cultures involved. And tolerance alone will not do the job here. We need new forms of security for those who enter debates in environments that are no longer nationally nor culturally homogeneous.

    To what extent is my vis-à-vis – living thousands of miles away under another cultural regime – writing as safely as I here on this site? Can she sign a commentary with her name? Do we enjoy the same human rights? Can we dare to agree across all the borders which the internet is designed to neglect.

    The idea of national (and cultural) souvereignity has become insupportable long ago. Decisions within any nation have global impacts and we have not developed a clearer concept of what it means to be affected by a ‘national’ decision or a ‘cultural practice’ elsewhere. Can we demand that political leaders abstain from entering civil wars? – simply because the rest of the world will have to deal with the ensuing “refugee crisis”? Can we demand that countries do not spread their notions of cool brands in advertisements across their borders? – simply because the images will trigger desires to join the same globally insupportable consumer culture elsewhere?

    More questions than answers, and all this in the name of progress on a website that is issued to define progress…

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