Saturday, April 20, 2024

SELLERS: Kamala’s Disability Pandering Set Back 2 Yrs of Racial ‘Progress’

'The worst thing we can do is have a deeply unequal society that nobody can see, let alone challenge...'

(Ben Sellers, Headline USA) There is a well-known principle in the world of marketing called the “Decoy Effect,” which suggests that by giving people three options instead of two, it will psychologically manipulate them into choosing the middle one.

”I am Kamala Harris. My pronouns are ‘she’ and ‘her.’ I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit…” may go down in history as one of the veep’s most preposterous utterances (in a heavily competitive field) or one of her shrewdest manipulations.

The first statement seems fine. If given the choice to select which one functions as the best descriptor, it does not get more rudimentary than “I am Kamala Harris,” which is the equivalent of ordering a medium (aka small) soda at a fast-food restaurant for, let’s say, a dollar (I’m still living in the pre-Biden–Harris times).

The next statement, “My pronouns are ‘she’ and ‘her’,” should seem obvious to many, without the need for one to stipulate what his her preferences are. It is a truth well enough understood—and yet we know well enough from the context that has been pummeled into us that this is the Left’s new normal.

Even Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas has now come forward to identify his kiss my a**’s pronouns.

Frankly, I’m partial to (Trump/Won), which seems the only way to get leftists to admit what should be obvious to many.

Kamala’s pronoun identification, though absurd in its own right, is no longer fodder for ridicule since this audacious and pernicious form of transgender virtue-signaling has become a ubiquity in woke circles. It’s the “large” 2-liter drink selling for $2, which may be a bit of a reach when the first liter of cola was all Trump/Won really needed.

Then, Kamala broadsides us with option three, the decoy. “I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit,” she says, with her slight upward inflection suggesting surprise at the color selection her soon-to-be-ex valet had made.

This, of course, was the Jumbo Super-Size alternative—a full three liters of cola for only $5.

Suffice it to say, given these three options, many will just give up and say “Let’s go with the middle one.”

Kamala’s political adversaries, such as Cruz, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and  Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and were quick to call her out on it.

Geopolitical foes such as Russia soon followed—a disturbing trend, given that the same enemies who taught every Red Dawn survivalist how to properly bug-out are starting to seem more and more like the last refuge of normality against the Rainbow Menace.

Even an unlikely critic—the normally obsequious leftist plant Adam Kinzinger—used the absurdity to confuse people into thinking he still identifies as a Republican, according to Twitchy, which delightfully catalogued the outrage from his far-left followers.

Naturally, some in the media felt compelled to defend their president-in-waiting by lib-splaining to us that she was providing the live-action equivalent of a website’s alt-text for the visually impaired.

Perhaps it was a trap all along for Democrats to capture the ever-elusive blind vote and to add another politically-correct bludgeon tool to their semantic toolkit by attacking Republicans for refusing to do something they literally just invented.

After the left’s breathlessly coy response, some continued to engage, with Babylon Bee founder Seth Dillon trying to explain that mocking Kamala’s obtuse pedantry was not the same as mocking blind people.

That led to even more self-righteous indignation as the leftist hive mind decided this was a hill worth dying on.

But this bold move on Kamala’s part may have some unintended consequences for one of the most prized of all intersectional identities—ethnically diverse minorities.

For two years, since the great George Floyd Reckoning replaced the earlier racial prism of “I Had a Dream” with the new “Antiracist Baby” movement, we have been told that it is racist to suggest that a colorblind society was the ultimate end goal.

“When we identify racially it allows us to collect racial data, and if we have racial data that allows us to see racial disparity …we can start to now figure out what are the policies and practices and conditions and structures that are causing those disparities,” preaches the Rev. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, according to the Daily Trojan. “The worst thing we can do is have a deeply unequal society that nobody can see, let alone challenge.”

Although Kamala is, technically speaking, neither African–American nor Asian–American given her Indo–Caribbean lineage by way of Canada, she has been touted as a trailblazer and standard-bearer for both of the non-Caucasian races in U.S. politics.

But while identifying her professed gender and her dress color, as well as her preferred use of furniture, Kamala notably snubbed any racial identifiers that should have been central to her identity.

In the informational taxonomy, she effectively told all blind people that her sartorial sense was more important than her status as a member of at least two historically marginalized cultures.

When decoding leftist speak, it’s often equally important to note what goes unsaid, as well as what is said.

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” said Bill Clinton, although he may well have been pointing off-camera to Hillary at the time.

Perhaps Kamala’s pointed decision to avoid revealing such a fundamental part of her identity in the most basic of ADA-compliant introductions was a message to us all—that it is OK to resume our color-blindness, and to judge others not by the color of their skin, but the content of their wardrobes.

Ben Sellers is the editor of Headline USA. Follow him at truthsocial.com/@bensellers.

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