The radical left has mounted a war against the ordinary, and they use exceptions as their weapon. The war is being waged so successfully that regular people are afraid to state trivial facts such as “men are men” in public for fear of being canceled. Is there a way to restore normalcy in society without making it oppressive for those who fall outside the norm?
The Marxist View
Karl Marx revolutionized the left by weaponizing groups against each other. Originally, he agitated the working class against the capital owner class to create revolution and strife. However, after nearly two centuries of economic growth, that cow has just about been milked dry. Marxists have therefore shifted their attention to other groups they can pit against each other.
They have found that the group that they want to destroy is the middle class – average people. They do so using so-called “oppressed minorities.” Their latest fad is to exploit transgender people to demolish the concept of gender and sex.
According to the Marxist doctrine, you are only given two alternatives: Either normalcy must be eliminated, or the ordinary people enslave and oppress those who fall outside the norm.
Many conservatives have taken the Marxist bait. Rather than criticizing Marxism, they accept its narrative and end up demonizing gays and transgender people instead.
The Third Alternative
Fortunately, there exists a third alternative from which everyone benefits. The first step is to reject the Marxist notion that you can reduce an individual to a simplistic label such as race, sex, and ethnicity.
You are a unique multi-dimensional individual with a myriad of attributes: height, weight, interests, intelligence, strength, health, color, gender, talents, and many others. Furthermore, most people are normal in most dimensions.
For instance, what is the typical height of gays? The same as it would be for a straight person, of course. What about intelligence – or music appreciation, artistic ability, or income? None of these variables depend on sexual orientation.
Similarly, most people are unnormal in at least one dimension. Even the most bland, middle-of-the-road people are different from most others in some areas. Some people love rod fishing or collecting stamps. Imagine a world where the majority decided to ban these activities because they considered them strange or inappropriate.
We cannot cleanly divide the world into minorities and the majority like the radical leftists want us to do. Most people are both minorities and majorities at the same time in different areas. Therefore, the world that harmonizes best with the way people are is a society that builds on and recognizes normalcy as its bedrock while also tolerating deviations from the norm.
To imagine what such a society would look like, consider a town with a public square. The town revolves around this central area, which is reserved for normal activity. However, just a side-street away from that square, you can find clubs and shops that appeal to other more unusual preferences. They are not the center of attention but can operate freely on the fringes of society. Tolerance must be tempered by normalcy to be sustainable. It does not mean attacking deviants but praising the normal. Such a society benefits everyone, including those outside the norm.
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