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Reader’s comment: Plumbing the depths

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In response to Chris McGovern: Distorting History Month, Peter Evans wrote:

Standing ovation. Excellent stuff, Mr McGovern.

When disciplines like history and science are preceded by words such as ‘black’, ‘feminist’, ‘queer’ or ‘socialist’, you can be sure of one thing and one thing only: you’ll be reading the neo-IngSoc fictionalisation of them.

I understand that there is now a move to promote ‘feminist’ geography of all things (maps are sexist, apparently – God help us!) and the existence of groups like ‘Women in Science’ strikes me as little short of crazy, a bit like ‘Gays in Plumbing’. I’ll settle for good, competent scientists and plumbers because it makes no different to me whether or not they ovulate or what they get up to behind their bedroom doors.

Corbyn, who has achieved NOTHING in his political career apart from protesting against and besmirching Western civilisation (and getting elected Party Leader by an entryist flood of overgrown middle-class adolescents), shows very clearly what radical Leftism and its poisonous identity politics is all about: sowing (and inflaming) baseless resentment and fostering the inevitable fanatical hatred that ALWAYS accompanies a politics founded on the imaginary oppressor-oppressed divide.

If there was no artificially-stoked resentment, there’d be no radical Left.

Jordan Peterson puts it brilliantly:

‘Beware the peddlers of rights. They wish to turn you into someone who is simultaneously privileged and “victimised:” whiny, narcissistic, noisy, demanding, chronically unhappy, and of little use to themselves or other people. Instead . . . sort yourselves out. Shoulder your responsibilities. Make yourself useful to others. Find the heaviest burden you can bear and bear it stoically, forthrightly and admirably.’

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