Friday on HBO’s Real Time, CNN Political Commentator Van Jones argued that obsessing over pronouns and the gender binary sends the message that people on the left “are not concerned about things that are affecting me every day.”
Jones said, “I do think that this issue around the gender binary has taken up way too much space in the public conversation. I think that people are weary of it. I think that people having to put the…this and that and the pronouns on their Zoom, all of that stuff starts to send a signal, I think, to working-class voters that these people are not concerned about things that are affecting me every day. They’re not concerned about inflation, they’re not concerned about — which is not to say you can’t care about everybody, but there’s something that’s out of balance. And so, I think that when we start sending the cultural signal that we’re more concerned about the pronoun you put on your Zoom call than we are concerned about the fact that you don’t have a house or a job, I think the party is off track.”
Off track is putting it politely — “off the deep end” is a better descriptor — but Jones is on the right track about it.
He added, “I understand how people can sometimes feel that they are being left behind, they’re being left out, they’ve been sold down the river by both parties. And I think the Democrats miss opportunity after opportunity to tell people we get that and we care about it.”
What Jones doesn’t “get,” or won’t admit, is that the Democrats don’t care about “the people” but about acquiring totalitarian control over their lives and “fundamentally transforming” the country according to a neo-Marxist vision.