The worldview advanced by the “totalitarian humanist” strand of the Left tends to view human social life from the reductionist perspective of group conflict between “oppressed groups” and “oppressor groups.” But what happens when individual members of “oppressed groups” engage in predatory acts against each other?Are not the oppressed supposed to be acting in solidarity with one another? The incident I discuss in this article illustrates a number of cracks in that particular worldview. If the victim being discussed were not a sexual minority, would her plight be given any attention at all? What does that say about the actual hierarchy of privilege in our society? Of course, in a functional society of rational people, violent crime would simply be violent crime. Individuals would be responsible for their own actions regardless of their groups affiliations or collective identities. But we don’t live in a functional society of rational people.
This incident has created an interesting dilemma for the Left. Which class of official victim groups are they going to side with on this one? The Battle of McDonald’s provides an illustration of why, I believe, the Left as it is presently constituted will fail in the long run, whatever its present level of institutional influence and however much it may be able to endure for a few more decades. The Left will eventually self-destruct because its core tenets are self-contradictory and cannot be sustained in real world social practice. The Left’s core constituent groups: racial minorities, immigrants, the LGBT community, feminists, “secular humanists,” the black and Hispanic underclass, wealthy Jews, etc. have interests that are ultimately incompatible with one another. As the Left becomes more powerful in the short run, as the realities imposed by mass immigration become more apparent, and the tensions between the official victim groups begin to surface to an ever greater extent, the coalition of the officially oppressed will begin to self-cannibalize. Each interest group within the victimology paradigm will begin to battle each other for the “More Oppressed Than Thou” championship title. This will be the death blow for PC. It’s only a matter of time.