Why are some people so against Liberals?
The progressive liberal belief in absolute equality is daily affronted by the reality of intractable racial differences. It has been over 150 years since the demise of slavery and 60 years since the demise of segregation. Neither abolition or integration has brought about the liberal utopia.
How do liberals explain this chasm between reality and their ideals and expectations? They do what all liberals do. They explain it through a combination of hysteria, denial and conspiracy theories. Even if there are no actual racists oppressing black people, they are being oppressed by the mysterious forces of “systemic racism” and “institutional racism.” White people benefit from the invisible knapsack of “white privilege.” As the evil oppressors of blacks, the only way to bring about true equality and to establish a just society is to treat white people differently than black people. White people have to be punished for their unwitting sins and the sins of their ancestors. This is “social justice” or “racial justice.”
In such a way, the twisted logic of progressive liberalism leads back to racial hierarchy, inequality and the ‘racism’ they claim to hate. Oddly enough, it leads to both intolerance and bigotry, and the loss of liberty and equality.
From a non-liberal perspective, it is utterly alien:
[photos of African-American women protesting, a mural of George Floyd as an angel]