Modern Madness: The Oppression Olympics Endgame

The culture war seems to have taken a major dark turn with this week's tragic mass shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Earlier this week, a 28-year-old transgender man broke into The Covenant School in Nashville and began opening fire. The maniac took 6 lives before police dutifully put an end to the carnage. May all families affected find peace.

While the full motivations behind the attack are currently being investigated, we have discovered some important information about the shooter. We’ve learned that she was deeply mentally ill, was a former student of that very same school, and left behind a manifesto. If it’s such the case that the shooter committed these atrocities for politically motivated reasons, then that would strike me as the beginnings of something much more dangerous long term.

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The Beginnings


First, let’s rewind the clock. Back in 2014, I was deeply immersed in online political content. It was here when I first learned about the “Oppression Olympics”. This was a time when “social justice warriors (SJWs)” ran Tumblr whilst slowly infesting other platforms like Youtube, Reddit, and Twitter. This, along with other events, triggered a cultural backlash and the rise of the “anti-SJWs”. Political commentators like Carl Benjamin, ShoeonHead, Tim Pool, and many others started their careers by making anti-feminist/anti-SJW content. We didn’t know what was in store for us in what we now call the modern-day American culture war.

Blast from the past.

Origins

Millennial internet history lesson aside, it seems like the Oppression Olympics is much older than I previously thought, going all the way back to 1993.

MARTÍNEZ: First of all, we have to reject any hierarchy of needs of different communities. The whole idea of making a hierarchy of demands is sure death from the beginning. I don’t mean that some communities or some groups on a campus or in any other community will not want to emphasize certain needs. That’s inevitable and there’s nothing wrong with it. But we cannot be trapped in arguing about “My need is greater than yours,” or “A women’s center is more important than a Latino cultural center,” or whatever. We have to fight together because there is a common enemy. Especially if you are up against an administration being divisive, I think everybody has to come together and form an alliance or a set of goals together.

There are various forms of working together. A coalition is one, a network is another, an alliance is yet another. And they are not the same; some of them are short-term, and some are long-term. A network is not the same as a coalition. A network is a more permanent, ongoing thing. I think you have to look at what the demands are, and ask: What kind of coming together do we need to win these demands? And if you know the administration will pick your groups off one by one, then the largest umbrella you can possibly get is probably the best one. Some of the answers to your question are tactical and depend upon the circumstances. But the general idea is no competition of hierarchies should prevail. No “Oppression Olympics”!2

THE NEW NORMAL

Despite the term losing popularity, the Oppression Olympics never really went away. SJW culture just became normal. That and we just started calling it woke instead.


The Radicalization Rabbit Hole

Karl Marx
Paulo Freire

The Nashville shooting stirred up an old question in me: how are these leftist leaders so effective at brainwashing people into becoming violent activists? One critical piece of the equation needed to answer that is critical consciousness.

Cooked up by Brazilian socialist Paulo Freire, critical consciousness is the ideological lens that woke Marxist academics are using to push cultural Marxism, a stripped-down version of the “Us vs. Them” ideological framework of classical Marxism. This ideological skeleton can be dragged and dropped onto different social groups and the end result is roughly the same.

Rise of a Revolutionary


So far we have a bunch of loosely affiliated groups that have been indoctrinated into believing that they are being oppressed by society. At that point, it’s only a matter of time before we get some kind of a commie convergence aimed at dismantling that oppressive societal system. Naturally, Antifa comes to mind. Their anarcho-communist nature makes them prone to operating as a decentralized domestic terrorist network. Essentially, I think we’re sitting on a ticking time bomb. Additionally, I think the final pieces to solving this puzzle are intersectionality and kyriarchy.

It was coined in 1989 by professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” with one another and overlap. “Intersectionality” has, in a sense, gone viral over the past half-decade, resulting in a backlash from the right.3

Kyriarchy 101

The term kyriarchy was coined by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza in her 2001 book, Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation. In the glossary, she defines kyriarchy as:

a neologism…derived from the Greek words for “lord” or “master” (kyrios) and “to rule or dominate” (archein) which seeks to redefine the analytic category of patriarchy in terms of multiplicative intersecting structures of domination… Kyriarchy is best theorized as a complex pyramidal system of intersecting multiplicative social structures of superordination and subordination, of ruling and oppression.

In other words, the kyriarchy is the social system that keeps all intersecting oppressions in place.

In the glossary of Wisdom Ways, Schussler Fiorenza points out that “the theoretical adequacy of patriarchy has been challenged because, for instance, black men do not have control over white wo/men.”4

These feminist theory ideas have the ability to bridge the gap between each of these factions and unite the far left. I wager that the more commonplace these ideas become in leftist activist circles, the stronger Antifa is to become.

A deeply troubled person decided that it was morally acceptable to murder innocent people. That is not the fault of right-wingers, it is the consequence of a left-wing media cycle that perpetuates a woke oppression narrative that radicalizes paranoid people. In other words, people like Cenk Uygur are not helping. They are fanning the flames of hate and division in this country by feeding LGBT people fear porn. Below is the end result.

Rainbow capitalism

So where do we go from here?

The quickest answer I can give you is to buy guns. Lots of them. Train with them consistently and maybe just maybe you won’t become the next victim of some deranged transgender mass shooter. Further, you gotta flee the cities. Democrat-run cities are often violent, disgusting, and corrupt leftist shitholes pocked by homeless and Antifa. Settle down in or near a nice quiet town where pretty much everyone knows each other’s names. Get some chickens, maybe some cows or sheep too. That’s what I’m aiming for, at least.

Thanks for reading.


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References

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Coalition Building Among People of Color. Angela Y. Davis & Elizabeth Martínez. UC, Santa Cruz. 1993.

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The Intersectionality Wars. Jane Coaston.Vox. 2019.

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