What is true equality? Most would note that as the name suggests, equality is affording people equal treatment.
For the left, however, “equality” really means punishing those with whom one disagrees or otherwise punishing entire populations of people who have had the misfortune to have been born a certain race, gender or sexual orientation that the left has labeled to be the historical perpetrators of bigotry.
This concept of “equality” has led to innocent white people becoming the victims of hate crimes because of their race and men becoming the target of misandry and overall anti-male prejudice that is thinly disguised as new-age feminism.
To understand how the left views the appropriate means of effecting “equality,” consider the new promotions of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival.
Organizers of a comedy festival scheduled to take place in New York City have decided that in the pursuit of so-called “equality,” they will charge straight white men more to register for the festival. The festival organizers maintain that they are only opening submissions to women, people of color and those who identify as LGBTQ because they hope to cultivate a more-diverse lineup.
Yes- the all-female staff that is excluding on the basis of race, sexual orientation and gender appears to be super committed to the tenets of equality and diversity.
“Having a token LGBTQ person of color woman, in a sea of white bearded men is not diversity,” the group says on a video on their website. “As an audience you deserve more than one point of view.”
… You know, so long as that point of view is not that of a straight white male… but no, diversity of ideas is a top priority for organizers.
Submissions are not yet open to white devils, breeders or those who pee standing up, but when the gatekeepers of supposed diversity do open the doors to “white bearded men” they seem to loathe, these comedic undesirables will pay a higher price. Women, people of color and LGTBQ comics who are currently registering are allowed to pay a lower price to offset the supposed privilege that is afforded to the “others.”
The festival will be held Sept. 15-18 in Brooklyn and performers of the “chosen” category are encouraged to enjoy the lower rate offered to them in the early bird submission process that is open between Feb. 15th– March 14th.
Festival director Coree Spencer claims that the higher price for straight people, white people and males is to mimic the fictitious pay gap that the left often claims to exist in order to justify their relentless crusade of prejudice in the name of social justice.
“The 77 cents to the dollar is definitely a political statement,” Spencer stated. “Originally that 77-cent discount was supposed to be just for women in the early stages. … As I was doing a little more research and kind of growing as a human being, I realized that that discount should be extended out to other groups that I want to be part of it [in order] to create the festival that I want.”
Spencer also claimed that she is considering instituting a similar discrimination policy with ticket prices, a policy that would put her in violation of New York State anti-discrimination laws.
But, of course, if it’s in the name of leftist interpretations of social justice, it’s unlikely that authorities on a state or federal level will get involved.
Whether some “bearded white guy” has to pay a little more to register to perform is hardly the issue; what is so alarming about this travesty is that discrimination is becoming more and more openly tolerated and celebrated as a means of remedying historical injustices- some real, some imagined.
With this in mind, it seems clear that the radicalized left is not remotely interested in bettering understandings of equality in America, but punishing entire populations of people based on their skin color, gender or sexual orientation.
Worse yet, such endeavors are not only being tolerated, but celebrated as much-needed social reform.
How long will it be until we have all finally had enough?