(Right Country) – Intersectionality is so stupid.
A Filipino climate activist has penned an article for VICE declaring she left the environmental movement because…
It was too white.
Oh my gosh, these friggin’ people.
“The climate movement is overwhelmingly white. So I walked away,” Karin Louise Hermes (pictured at top) wrote, accusing her fellow environmentalists of trying to use her as a token of wokeness.
“After a while I realized I would only be called upon when climate organizations needed an inspiring story or a “diverse” voice, contacts for a campaign, or to participate in a workshop for “fun” when everyone else on the (all-white) project was getting paid,” she whines.
The climate movement is overwhelmingly white. So I walked away. https://t.co/mGvnSmeWr7
— VICE (@VICE) February 6, 2020
Her main issue with the movement she left behind is that her white counterparts weren’t sufficiently concerned about intersectionality, the race/privileged-based caste system the left uses to guilt-trip and scare us all into accepting radically tyrannical far-left policies.
“Anti-racism and anti-capitalism need to be made part of organizing,” Hermes declared. “If “Green” policies fail to consider anti-racism and migrant rights, how is any person of colour supposed to feel voting for them or organizing in the same spaces?”
“Whenever I would question the whiteness of these spaces and how strategies didn’t take race into account, I would be met with uncomfortable silences,” she writes, claiming that white leaders just weren’t worried enough about what “whiteness, capitalism, and inequality have to do with climate change.”
In a surprisingly good point, it must be mentioned, Hermes also notes about eco-warriors obsess about veganism but refuse to acknowledge “how people have been killed after protesting against the sourcing of plant-based foods like palm oil on Indigenous lands.”
Hermes is certainly not the first person to point out how leftists use people of color as tokens, and she’s not wrong about this, either.
However, she is also clearly seething with the same sense of moral superiority towards white people as vegans have towards meat-eaters.
Especially when you consider that this all took place in Berlin, which surprisingly still has a population that is 71% white. How does she expect to reach these people if she just walks away when they fail to meet her impeccable standards for intersectional rhetoric?
Twitter weighed in, hilariously:
As a cis gendered hetero white man, I'm doing my part by not joining the climate movement.
— Joe Telford (@JTridesVB) February 7, 2020
“The authors of the emancipation proclamation are overwhelmingly white. So I continued my life as a slave.”
— fxc (@fxc94037619) February 6, 2020
Vice is overwhelmingly shite. So I walked away.
— Lord Muckington (@LordMuckington) February 7, 2020
The passengers on my bus were overwhelmingly asian.
So I walked off.
— Mama (@MamasMovies) February 7, 2020
Or, more honestly, "No one paid special attention to me because of my skin color on an issue totally unrelated to it. So I walked away."
— Speech≠Violence (@Truthiness4U) February 7, 2020
Vice articles are overwhelmingly cringe. So I walked away.
— Just you wait… (@NoPaint_NoGaint) February 7, 2020
Featured image credit: Karin Louise Hermes