The Progressive Stack As It Now Stands

The Progressive Stack As It Now Stands, by Zomblog. From the window of a café in Oakland, California, in the same urban area as San Francisco, and home to Berkeley:

It’s a perfect example of what is known as the “progressive stack,” a ranked hierarchy of minority groups, with those deemed to be the most oppressed given the highest status.

When the term “progressive stack” first appeared a few years ago, it specifically referred to the waiting list for speakers at left-wing meetings, with minorities being allowed to speak first ahead of white men. …

From its humble beginnings as a guide for who gets to cut in line for the microphone at socialist gatherings, the progressive stack has evolved into a new caste system, a complete re-ordering of social classes intended to reverse historical mainstream norms, with straight people, white people and men now deemed to be the new Untouchables. …

Ironically, at traditional meetings and performances, the early speakers are considered unimportant “warm-up acts,” while the most important speaker is always the climactic [i]last[/i] speaker — so the leftists who devised the progressive stack as a guide for who gets to speak “first” unwittingly reinforced old-fashioned values, by ensuring that white people always got the final say. Ooops!

It’s not so much that the left discriminates against whites (though increasingly they openly do so), it’s that they discriminate in favor of everybody else.

It’s not so much that the left discriminates against men (though increasingly they openly do so), it’s that they discriminate in favor of everybody else.

It’s not so much that the left discriminates against straights (though increasingly they openly do so), it’s that they discriminate in favor of everybody else.

etc, etc.

hat-tip Matthew