Or at least, quite useful.
Great analysis of the current situation. I love how someone like Ibram Kendi, a black man, can get highly paid and heavily promoted by the most powerful institutions in our culture to proclaim a message that those very same institutions are all deeply and irredeemably white supremacist, and precious few people stop to ask the obvious question: why would these institutions pay someone so highly ti say this and relentlessly promote their message? It doesn't add up. Of course, as you observed in this essay, the actual reality may be quite the opposite, but promoting a racially divisive message may be economically useful to our ruling class. Hopefully more people will start asking these questions.
It seems obvious when you explain it, but I never thought of it.
This is what I call the Lag Problem of Progress–the most marginalized people in any given society are those whose victimhood is not even recognized as victimhood.
YES! Like the Colorado cake baker. No one can believe he is being persecuted because they haven't caught up to the fact that society has radically changed and that white men and Christians actually aren't nearly as dominant as they were in the past - so people think they're being “warriors for justice“ when really they're just behind the times. It's always easy to pile up on someone who really doesn't have power but has in the past. Then you're always right and you don't have to take a stand for a cause that isn't already certain.
I must admit I’m struggling with this one. Are false accusations of sexual harassment good, actually, because they show where society has come on this issue? What about false accusations of rape?