BLM’s White Female Fanatics: Big Sister Is Watching Us. But Why? By Lance Welton.
Leftist women seem to be emerging as the “New Church Ladies”, as Jim Goad has called them.
In an extraordinary expose, American Conservative columnist Rod Dreher recently reported that even Democrat operatives worry privately that “hard left women” incensed by Hillary Clinton’s defeat have “completely taken over the middle management of the party” and are “allowing their rage to guide them” …
And watched any of the coverage of Black Lives Matter riots will be struck by one unavoidable question: Why are so many of the participants women — especially young women?
I reported a while ago on the evidence that more than 50% of young, extremely liberal females have been diagnosed with depression. There is also evidence that females are far more socially conformist than males. …
[A new] study — entitled “The Next Great Awakening” [June 27, 2020, National Policy Institute] and researched by independent academic Edward Dutton — argues that BLM should be understood as a kind of “religious revival.” It notes that it has all of the central components of traditional Christianity (dogmas, group-orientation, despising the outgroup, even over-detecting agency — evil racists though, rather than God’s presence) except metaphysical belief.
According to Dutton, religiousness, which is significantly genetic, became selected for partly because it reduced stress in the face of “mortality salience” — the realisation that you might die. Charting twentieth-century British history, the author shows that periods of “elevated mortality salience” — such as wars or the possibility of destitution — are always followed by “religious revivals” in which people become intensely devout and have overwhelming religious experiences, which reduce their feelings of stress.
Dutton presents evidence indicating that the kind of people who have such religious experiences, or who go through phases of extreme religiosity, tend to be high in Neuroticism (mental instability, intense negative feelings) and thus prone to depression and anxiety. In such people, these feelings are pushed to such extremes, that they become profoundly religious; an adaptive trait to calm the person down.
Fearing exclusion and ostracism, Neurotic people also tend to be easily caught up in mass movements, such as religious revivals. And these revivals are always dominated by young females.
According to Dutton, part of the reason for this is that females are, in general, more religious than males, Pew Research finding that 70% of American women are “absolutely certain” that God exists, compared to 57% of men. …
Females do not tend to create and lead religions. But they are religion’s most fanatical enforcers.
And is this nowhere better illustrated than in the BLM movement.
Hmmm. Food for thought.