Here in the United States, we’re getting pretty familiar with the intersectional left. The Women’s March continues to be the media spectacle that it is despite its proven, deep-rooted anti-semitism, and major universities turn into battlefields every time a speaker who is marginally right-wing is scheduled for an event.
Believe it or not, things are far worse in the United Kingdom. While radical feminists are a cultural annoyance here, they present an existential threat to liberalism itself in the very country that birthed the philosophy.
For a quick clarification: “liberal” in this sense shouldn’t be confused with “left-wing”. To be liberal in the British sense is to support a democratic government, oppose monarchical institutions, and support a market economy. By this definition, America’s Founding Fathers could have all been considered radical liberals — and many of them were at the time.
But what’s emerged from the intersectional left is anything but liberal. It is a force that clamps down on free speech, and uses the strong arm of government to achieve its ends. The latest example presented itself just recently when a police department fully mobilized to attack someone over a tweet he didn’t even write.
Carl Benjamin, who proudly calls himself an “English liberal”, has the full story on the new brand of authoritarianism emerging from his country below.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter