iSteve points out:
Do you ever get the impression that anti-racism training is a new multi-level marketing pyramid scheme?https://www.unz.com/isteve/scientific-american-2020-style/
He then quotes the following person’s “sales pitch”:
Stoop is a white, gender-expansive, queer, community organizer, creator, and strategist with two decades of people-engagement in non-profit, state, educational, and community settings. Stoop’s organizing has/is focused on anti-racism, accountability, civil rights, harm reduction/recovery, LGBTQ advocacy, grassroots/grasstops leadership development, and community mobilization.
In other words, he’s a fucking white male. Which naturally raises the question why he’s allowed to get in on the corporate shakedown racket. The answer, naturally, is he’s some kind of nebulously defined sexual deviant. Phrenologically speaking, he’s not all that unusual looking for a leftist white male (as compared to, say, the average Antifa mugshot):
If you met this guy on the street in Stockholm, and he were smiling and dressed like a normal person (and not a lesbian), you’d think nothing of it. So it’s unlikely he’s a freakish genetic mutant.
This raises the possibility that he’s engaging in what Jonathon Haidt calls “motivated reasoning”, i.e. making shit up, except you also believe it to protect your ego and sanity. Or more commonly, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
The trouble with pretending to be a sexual deviant when your natural inclinations are actually pretty…well, natural, is that you have to surround yourself with deviants who want to do stuff you’re not all that interested in doing. Otherwise, you might get caught using the slang wrong and have it discovered that what you’re really into is less BDSM or LQBTQ and more P-in-V with T&A. This lends itself to discovering one is actually pretty asexual in practice.
Since being a nebulously defined sexual deviant is a quick ticket to Brahmin caste membership in our society and therefore a marker of massive social influence, it is currently in vogue among teenagers. It strikes me that the supposed puritanism of many young people today can possibly be described by this dilemma. Abstract notions of gender suddenly become very concrete when the strap-on comes out, at which point it’s just good sense to notice you have a headache today. And are scheduled to have a headache tomorrow. And the day after.
It’s just a theory though, I suspect the larger effects come from k-selection, infantilism, and general economic insecurity among the younger generations.