The other day, a friend of mine on Facebook wound up posting a rant about an Uber fare who deigned to lecture him on his racism. The story itself is interesting, because my friend is a very rare breed. He’s a fellow musician of a largely small-l libertarian mindset, an extreme rarity in an industry that’s probably 99% Leftist. But music is a tough gig, and so like myself, he has another job too. For him, Uber pays the bills. Here is his brief story:
Ok I have to post about this, since its been eating away at my mind from the moment it happened. I am an Uber driver and it was roughly 2:30 in the morning. And that’s when I get calls to gentlemen’s clubs, bars, clubs and what not. I picked up these two dancers (one hispanic girl and one white girl) outside of their strip club and the ride went on like normal. Then out of nowhere, the hispanic girl rants on to her friend about how Trump is going to fuck her and her families life up. I ignored and continued to drive her while her tears ensued. After a while she says “I can see who you support by your lack of talking.” Mind you the white girl was getting real embarrassed and trying to tell her friend to shut up…… I then retorted that “I dont talk about politics while I’m working”. She called me ignorant. All right, things are then getting heated. I then asked her “what about me makes you think I’m a Trump supporter?” She replies, “your skin color.” That’s when i said “NOW WHO’S FUCKING IGNORANT” (mic drop).
Most people, even a few who were somewhat Leftist, agreed that he acted appropriately. This woman was trying to make a big deal out of the fact that he didn’t want to talk politics. Silence, it appears, is grounds for attacking your Uber local driver.
And in that, this incident reveals something about the political Left: there is no neutrality with them. As some of you already know, I did support Donald Trump, in a limited capacity. You might call me a ReluctantTrumper. Nicki, on the other hand, did not. She was NeverTrump.
And yet, here I am, posting on her blog. We agree on a lot, but even when we disagree, it’s not grounds for personal attacks. Agree to disagree is a common (but by no means universal – don’t misunderstand, there are assholes on our side too) trait on the Right. It’s exceptionally rare on the Left. Tolerant Leftists are fast becoming an endangered species.
To them, the Uber driver who is silent on political matters is a literal Nazi. Donald Trump is literally Hitler, and even those on the Left who are insufficiently supportive of whatever the SJW is doing, are literally Nazis. Disagreement is evil, silence is evil, and not being wildly enthusiastic about the latest cause is evil.
It’s utterly insane.
But the story doesn’t end there. You see, another SJW had to come into the conversation. He/she/it (I legitimately couldn’t tell) was a genderqueer something or other, and despite no relationship with said friend, decided it was time to lecture us stupid hicks on proper Social Justice:
Because you are white…… Most white people do not give a fuck about hispanic people. Most white people do not give a fuck what happens to marginalized people. I feel like in the current climate she was right to assume. It is better to be safe sometimes.
While i very much so agree to not talk about politics in the work place i feel like the world is changing and her mentality is completely justified. I do not think a crying woman of color was trying to fight you, or trying to say you are a monster… But from her perspective people like you are a monster…. So her assuming that you are one of the bad people or “ignorant” by not responding makes sense from trauma brain.
You not responding (whether it makes sense or not to you) does not make sense to her. By inaction you are taking a side with her oppressor….Trauma brain is not always easy to see.
And to top that off:
Their whole life is built in a structure that builds you (as a white cis male) up and tears them down.
I do not think her discriminating against you is anywhere near the same as acting like her oppressor.
She cannot be racist against you. NO ONE can be racist against white people. Not only is it impossible but it is something racist white folk do to justify being racist.
White people have to be the minority, not the top of the food chain, not benefitting from the patriarchy and our current system.
It is impossible to talk to someone with logic, psychological and historical truths who do not actually understand any of these concepts….
I can tell that you are hardcore racist, but i really wanted to try and get through to you and maybe help you see another perspective other than the white cis male hand you were given.
I just genuinely care about changing the minds of the evolutionarily challenged and help them think. I have a very high IQ and trying to get people like you to actually listen is impossible.
I had seen enough. Those of you who have read some of my material elsewhere probably know what happened next. I’ve long advocated that you cannot prove you aren’t racist/sexist/homophobic/whatever to a Leftist. You are already guilty, you see, by virtue of being accused. Accusation + wrong politics = guilt in the Leftist mind.
The best thing you can do is get angry. If someone calls you a racist, the proper response is “fuck you.” If they call you a Nazi? Fuck you! A fascist? Fuck you!
Or you can do as I did, and add some flourish to it:
If you call my friends racist, fuck you. If you call me racist, fuck you. If you want to brag about being your supposed high IQ, fuck you.
You are a blind fool, thinking yourself morally superior to everyone else because you go around calling white people racists, while roaming around the world dressed like an Oscar Meyer wiener.
Where was your sanctimonious arrogance you when gays were thrown off buildings by ISIS? Where was your superior morality when China violated pretty much every human right ever thought of? You think a stripper having to put up with a white Uber driver is oppression. You fool, you utter moron. You are an intellectual amoeba, the sludge at the bottom of the evolutionary barrel, discarded and laughed at, the butt of all jokes. Your brain is the mental equivalent of a sewage treatment plant, filled to the brim with shit. When they say someone is full of shit, know that they are speaking of you.
When my grandfather spoke to me of my family barely escaping the Armenian genocide, *that* was oppression. When a Jewish friend of mine explained what happened to some of his own ancestors in Nazi Germany, that was suffering. When a friend of mine who emigrated from Nigeria explained to me the conditions he grew up in, that was difficulty in life.
You and your ilk lose your mind when somebody doesn’t agree emphatically with every bit of ignorant spew expelled from your mouth-hole. And then you say “I am oppressed, I suffer.” In the name of my own genocided ancestors: FUCK YOU.
You can’t have a logical conversation with an SJW. But you can tell them exactly what you think of someone who associates you with the trash of humanity because you happen to share a skin tone with a dead asshole.
Remember that. And if you’re an Uber driver, well, you’re going to get a one star review and a complaint from miss trauma brain Hispanic stripper anyway. What have you got to lose?