Apolitical Myth-Making – Ordinary-Times

To react against a deviation from the norm with fear, anger, and/or grumbling is to voice your privilege and standing in society. “We don’t appreciate these people pushing their politics and anti-American views at our football game!” says the beneficiary. Only the beneficiaries of the dominant class can naively proclaim that entertainment was innocent before others mobbed it. Only they can accuse others of politicizing, when in fact, beneficiaries consume and propagate politicized language and behavior all the time.

From “Apolitical Myth-Making,” on Ordinary-Times