This is where social engineering gets you.
The left’s beloved “intersectionality” doesn’t always work out as expected, especially when different groups within so-called “intersectional” communities don’t see eye-to-eye on issues.
For instance, what would happen if the wishes of one “intersectional” group differed with those of another “intersectional” group? No need to wonder, folks, because this exact scenario has been playing out in Birmingham, the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom.
“Primary school parents have been protesting over their children being taught about LGBT rights and homophobia,” the BBC reported late last month. “Some parents at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham claim the teachings contradict the Islamic faith.”
Uh oh …
Below is some eye-opening footage from one of the protests:
“Sorry at this age it’s totally wrong. Children at this age don’t even know if they are coming or going, let alone knowing what sexual orientation they will become,” one mother said to the BBC.
“It’s good to teach children about respect and values but the sexual orientation aspect is against our principles,” two other parents, Asma and Mohammed Jdaitawi, added.
These statements sound perfectly sound. But now just imagine hearing the white Christian parents of a white Christian child saying the same thing to the media. Every single mainstream media outlet across the world would blast the parents as bigots and homophobes.
Yet in the case of the Muslim parents in Birmingham, there’s been no such reaction. Why? Because Muslims are fairly high on the “intersectional” hierarchy, as noted by social media:
Muslims are higher on the intersectional scale, gays and women will just have to resign themselves to that fact.
— David Ross (@djross95) February 7, 2019
Checking my intersectionality ranking chart… Ya know, just to see who is right.
— Robert Craft (@robertjcraft) February 7, 2019
But what is “intersectionality?” It’s a racist left-wing ideology that attempts to classify people into a hierarchy based on their race, their religion, their gender, their sexuality, etc.
According to this twisted ideology, white people are at the bottom of the hierarchy because they allegedly were always the “oppressors” in history. As such, their viewpoints and demands don’t matter.
It’s also why the left always rushes to demonize whites and white Christians as bigots, homophobes, racists, white supremacists, Nazis, etc., whenever they voice opinions and/or political positions that belie the ideological stance of the Democrat Party.
But what happens when people who hold higher positions on the “intersectional” hierarchy — minorities, gays, women, Muslims, etc. — go head to head versus teaming up against whites?
It’s an “intersectional paradox,” according to Christina Hoff Sommers:
Intersectional paradox. https://t.co/SJjAli1AOf
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) February 7, 2019
They forgot to engineer their intersectionality with traffic lights.
— Zachary Derrick (@Madboy76) February 7, 2019
Jordan Peterson and Brett Weinstein predicted this. They would slow break into small tribes and eventually the left will dissolve. This will allow the right to gain power since they have uniform views and beliefs. Yay team!!
— Add your name (@add_ur_name) February 7, 2019
Not uncommon. Piggy-backing / intersecting social causes is a disaster. Decades ago Muslim parents objected to anything LGBT being mentioned in Ontario schools. EVERYONE applying for citizenship ought 2 b required to study & then sign an acceptance of current Cndn Laws & Values.
— Bob Mellors (@SofaAssoc) February 7, 2019
When the intersectionalism intersects too intersectionally
— Shami Stark (@Shami_Stark) February 7, 2019
No common values as soon as their convenient mutual enemy is not present in the problem. Ho hum, how tediously short sighted these imagined coalitions are.
— Dean Wilson (@bludsukka) February 7, 2019
I’m honestly not sure where the left would come down on this one.
— Michael (@gamecocklaw) February 7, 2019
The latter user nailed it. Either the left will decide to label one “intersectional” group superior to another, or the groups that disagree will begin fighting among themselves.
In the case of the Muslim parents, the left appears to have decided that their religious concerns are more important than the gay community’s desire to teach kids about LGBT rights/homophobia.
But that doesn’t always happen. Note for instance the battle between feminists and “transgender women.” Some feminists claim that men who pretend to be women are hurting women’s rights, and they’re not wrong. Consider for instance the case of men in dresses being allowed to use women’s restrooms.
Just to be clear, so-called “transgender women” are winning that battle because they apparently outrank women. In the case of the Muslim parents, however, it appears they outrank the gay community.