In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the safety pin has emerged as a symbol of unity: a way for people — regardless of their politics — to show they are allies and do not stand for the kind of violence and abuse that has emerged and been reported on since Trump was elected last week.Like this from the Huffington Post:
Wearing a safety pin began as a gesture of kindness. But some people also see it as a performative, bullshit type of “slacktivism,” arguing that it allows people to pat themselves on the back without actually trying to fix the problems they say are important.
No. Just no. Please, take it off. . . . We don’t get to make ourselves feel better by putting on safety pins and self-designating ourselves as allies. And make no mistake, that’s what the safety pins are for. Making White people feel better.Which incidentally is another article by a white guy headlined "Dear White People."
And there, my friends, is why the Left in America has never amounted to much. So long as leftists spend all their energy fighting among themselves over who is pure enough and who is doing or not doing enough for the cause, nothing will change.