One of the great flaws of being a human is that we tend to see what we want to see, rationalizing all matters to fit our desired narrative and wearing blinders to anything that contradicts our beliefs.
The same behavior happens for social movements that co-sign our perceptions. We are all too willing to ignore the malicious motives that may lurk beneath those movements’ rhetoric.
So it was in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, when many well-intentioned Americans were pushed into adopting aspects of leftism and uncritically following Black Lives Matter. The “uncritical” part was key: racial justice supposedly demanded that we treat rationality itself as an artifact of whiteness. Some, embarrassingly, did just that.
However, the conflict between Hamas and the nation of Israel has become highly salient for those whose vision was hazed through an uncritical lens as they now see what BLM-style “social justice” Leftism really means, and to what lengths its adherents will go to “fight” for the oppressed, even down to rationalizing terrorism and cheering on the…
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