My experience teaches me that the online left abides by certain unspoken rules that help everyone to remain as woke and unproblematic as possible. At the risk of breaking the code of silence, I will list the most important rules as I have come to understand them:
- The correct position is always already known.
- It’s never your responsibility to actually explain or even state the correct position.
- Failure to hold the correct opinion must be treated as tantamount to actively harming people.
- Outrage and exasperated impatience are the only acceptable rhetorical stances.
This is the strategy that has led the left from strength to strength in recent years. We should all be proud to belong to a group that understands so perfectly exactly what needs to be done and how everyone should behave.