It seems to me that in the bizarre world of culture wars and identity politics in the West, social justice warriors tend to see issues in simplistic terms; you’re ‘an oppressor’, or you’re one of ‘the oppressed’. It’s a binary choice, with little or no attempt to consider the nuances or complexities of a given situation.
So the thinking goes that alphabet ‘community’ members are ‘oppressed’. Palestinians are ‘oppressed’. Ergo, in an absurd conflation, ‘queers’ must be ‘for’ Palestine. Never mind the fact that if you were actually in Gaza, an admission of being ‘queer’ would likely bring down on yourself a proper kicking at best from Hamas, and at worst, an invitation to your own torture and death. You’d probably be looking to flee the very place you’re expressing solidarity with. Oh, the irony.
I don’t know, maybe it’s me, but I’m sitting here thinking ‘what planet do these people live on?’. It ain’t planet Earth.
Nominated by Ron Knee