Intersectionality is a framework for conceptualizing a person, group of people, or social problem as affected by the number of putative discriminations and disadvantages they have suffered. It takes into account people’s overlapping identities and experiences in order to understand the complexity of the prejudices they face and then based upon the number of putative prejudices they have faced they are given more or less credibility in terms of their truth status. Truth thus is weighed not by any objective reality (since objective reality doesn’t exist for the Intersectionality club) but rather is weighed by credits earned depending on one’s alleged victimization status.
So, the way I like to put this is Intersectionality is an Epistemology … a way of knowing, and so gives us the rules for Texas hold’em Victimization Poker.
In regular poker, we know that
Royal Flush. The best possible hand in Texas hold’em is the combination of ten, jack, queen, king, ace, all of the same suit.
1. Straight Flush. Five cards of the same suit in sequential order.
2. Four of a kind. …
3. Full house. …
4. Flush. …
5. Straight. …
6. Three of a kind. …
7. Two pair.
In Intersectionality we can know how we know by considering the victimization status of people involved.
1.) A white woman trumps a white man
2.) A non-Caucasian male trumps a white woman
3.) A non Caucasian female trumps a non-Caucasian male
4.) A white sodomite and a non-Caucasian is a draw
5.) A crippled non-Caucasian Lesbian trumps a non-crippled non-Caucasian Straight
And the equivalent of one of a kind in Intersectionality is Heterosexual Christian White Male.
So Intersectionality answers the question of “how do we know what we know,” by considering which party in the contest is more victimized than the other. Once that is determined then knowledge appears since in “Intersectionality poker” the person with the most victimized status points is the person who is correct in whatever they are stating. There is no such thing as truth, there is only how much victimization status the persons in the conversation can tally.
But what does Scripture teach on Intersectionality?
“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.” Leviticus 19:15
The great accusation of those practicing Intersectionality as a way of epistemology is that all we have in way of “truth” is social constructs. The claim is that “truth” is not really “truth” but merely power arrangements that favor the dominant majority in any given culture. As such “truth” is merely a completely manufactured construct that needs to be deconstructed in order for people who are minorities to get justice. This thinking can be applied to everything from Mathematics to Logic, to Race, to ethnicity, to culture, to faiths. All is social construct that tends to favor the majoritarian expression in any given culture per the “thinking” of Intersectionality fanboys and Critical theory aficionados. The victim critics alone have the ability to see this “truth as power play” move and address it properly with the cleansing power of Intersectionality and Critical theory.
The problem here of course is that Intersectionality and Critical theory are easily hoisted upon their own petard with just a moment’s reflection. If all is merely a social construct per these philosophical geniuses then the idea of identifying social constructs is merely a social construct. If there is no objective truth then whatever Intersectionality and Critical theory is giving us can in no way be adjudicated as objective truth. In point of fact Intersectionality and Critical theory are merely a hamfisted attempt at seizing interpretive and so cultural power. Intersectionality and Critical theory are merely instances of “Hath God really said,” dressed up in ugly evening gowns.
At this point the sensitive person screams out, “What about all the injustices that Intersectionality and Critical theory” rightly points out? Well, first we should note as a general principle that the wicked are always going to scream that the righteous are victimizing them. It is one way that the wicked can get a hearing. Second we should note that not all that the wicked scream and complain about is true. There is a great deal of scholcky history, sociology, and cultural analysis going around which has the problem of just not reflecting reality. Legion is the name of white guilt narratives that are given credence which have absolutely zero relation to reality. Third, as has been hinted at we need to realize that there is an agenda here that includes overthrowing what little remains of Christianity and Christendom in the West in favor of recreating Christianity in the image anti-Christ and recreating Christendom in the image of Satan-dom. Fourth, where we find genuine and unique victims they should be offered a sincere apology. I do believe that Christians should be apologized to for all the opprobrium that has been cast upon them by those who are practicing Intersectionality and Critical theory.
There is one more thing that needs to be said about Intersectionality and Critical theory for this essay. We need to keep in mind that the effect of Intersectionality and Critical theory will eventually have upon any given multicultural society is to created the Hobbesian condition of the war of all upon all. Intersectionality and Critical theory creates suspicion, inflames animosities for perceived past grievances, and works to make it impossible to communicate over the simplest of differences so that we arrive at the point that not even men and women can communicate with one another because of the differences brought to the fore by Intersectionality and Critical theory. Intersectionality and Critical theory introduce disharmony of interests and build impenetrable and impregnable walls between individuals and people with the even the slightest of differences. A social-order infection with Intersectionality and Critical theory will eventually be a social-order engaged in Civil War.
The people who are adherents of Intersectionality and Critical theory are people who are the enemy of peace, often ironically enough as they are pursuing “peace.” Inasmuch as Intersectionality and Critical theory are most often used to overthrow Christ and His Kingdom such people are enemies of Christianity.
If Intersectionality and Critical theory win the day everyone loses.