Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) exhorts Netroots Nation on Saturday:
“[W]e don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice. If you’re worried about being marginalized and stereotyped, please don’t even show up because we need you to represent that voice.”
In a phrase, “Stay where your ‘voice’ came from. Don’t bother those of us who are anointed.”
So, what is that stereotyped brown/black/Muslim/queer ‘voice’ of which she’s so proud?
It certainly isn’t Ted Cruz, Thomas Sowell, Ayan Hirsi Ali, or Milo Yiannopoulos. And she left out yellow people (just like Harvard does), and red people (like
Elizabeth Warren me – at 25%). Which is exclusionary racism. Right?
Pressley is the black spokesdrone for the “The Squad” (Herself, Ilhan Omar, AOC and Rashida Tlaib). When her definitions of your opinions do not match her estimate of the intrinsic value of your melanin content/religion/sexual preference you aren’t allowed a ‘voice’.
She and her fellow Squadders insist any criticism of their opinions can only be based on ideas so deplorable as to justify erasing your right to freedom of conscience.
Explaining cognitive dissonance to these people would be an interesting exercise.