INTERSECTIONALITY – AS THE BAIT AND SWITCH BETWEEN FRAMES
By: Gearóid Walsh (via Brandon Hayes)
Intersectionality – as the bait and switch between frames like ethnicity and class-construct – is largely what created the so-called “alt-right”.
Intersectionality as a theory is a partiality within a partiality, and eschewing all counterpoint that would make it whole, trustworthy and reciprocal, means that it amounts to a folk theory for theft and soft forms of demographic warfare.
There is a perfect symmetry to the way in which what is strategically unaccounted for became a form of rising opposition. And also in the way such opposition was framed when it did.
These are not your grandfather’s “neo-nazis”. They are usually moderate, reasonable and sometimes very sophisticated people who realize the game that’s being played and refuse to be mugged by it so as to not appear “problematic”.