Explain Something to Me

Counter Arguments is a straightforward channel that dissects parts of our culture, usually in the socio-political realm. This is one of its best videos.

In the age of identity politics, your inherent and perceived "privilege” disqualifies you from speaking to certain topics. Instead of a marketplace of ideas, many activists on the far left argue that certain humans are not allowed to talk, because their ancestors or other members of their group have talked enough already. Therefore, regardless of content, character or insight, contemporary discussions around sensitive topics are automatically the realm of the “oppressed”.

This is extremely dangerous and sloppy thinking.

To those who prescribe to this view, have fun as “oppressed” while you can, I guess, until someone more marginalized than you claims offense and takes away your right to speak.