We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Regarding all this incoherent sociology/gobbledygook nonsense, I am reminded of what I did when I took the GRE. I was having some problems with the verbal part of the exam. I then decided to choose the answer written in the most incoherent prose, which you might also call sociologese. Or gobbledygook.
My Verbal GRE was about the same as my Verbal SAT- 5 points higher- so I apparently made the right choice.
I wonder how many people actually read such articles from start to finish. When I conclude that the author is writing incoherent gobbledygook, I roll my eyes and stop reading.
That Exhibit A is part of a growing tendency in academic thinking, to network every part of their opponents together, so that slavery is related to factory farming is related to nonrecyclables is related to oppression of LGBT people is related to silencing black/female/queer voices. This is how everyone becomes Hitler, because every oppression becomes tied to all other oppressions. You will see more and more of this.
As detecting racism/sexism/homophobia is a proximate good, where one has to not only be against bad things, but be in competition with others to be ever more sensitive and find xism in obscurer and subtler places to get virtue points, so is this discovery of subtler and deeper connections of oppressions a proximate good. "Whoa, Alex/a! Silencing native voices turns out to be exactly the same as silencing F to M trans!"
They are not only trying to silence us, they are competing against each other. It's a Screwtape hell if I ever saw one.
Assistant Village Idiot
WHAT??!! YOU'LL HAVE TO SPEAK UP - I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER MY 440-HEMI !