Liberal Group With LGBT Co-Founder Aims to Prevent White Men From Running for Office
The Left has finally embraced the logical conclusions of its own divisive identity politics. A new group has taken up the important cause of convincing some people NOT to run for political office, and you'll never guess who! It's the straight, white, cis-gender men who are allegedly "oppressing" everybody else. Ironically, their push will likely just encourage more of us Caucasian dudes to flout their simplistic profiling.
Conservatives could not ask for a better weapon against political correctness than Can You Not PAC (CYNP), an organization dedicated to encouraging our society's oppressive "patriarchs" not to run for office. It takes aim at white men -- and not just any white men, but those who are straight and not transgender -- and raises money to stop their political ambitions.
One of the group's founders is a "trans man," i.e. a woman who now identifies as a man aiming to convince men not to run for office. Jack Teter, who identifies as "queer AF, white and trans," joined with Kyle Huelsman -- "straight, white and cisgender" i.e. a man who was actually born male -- to start a Facebook page about representation in government. The group has grown, and it registered a political action committee (PAC) on May 2.
The group aims to represent white men telling other white men not to run for office. In a recent interview, Teter openly declared, "We're not attacking men or masculinity; we're here to f*** up the patriarchy. When you're used to privilege, equality feels like oppression. Feel that, and then get over it."
How is convincing people not to run for political office "equality"? Straight white men are more represented in public office, but pushing them down in order to make things equal actually is oppressive, even if it results in positive change.
CYNP does reference a great deal of data to show how overrepresented straight white men are in government, and they make a fascinating argument as to why this is a problem. "In a country with awful voter participation, data tells us that women and people of color are more politically involved when their legislators look like them," Teter declared.
He also inadvertently revealed a different agenda, however -- that this "equal representation" isn't just about equality:
Turnout is higher among Latinos and African Americans where there are people of color in office. Besides the obvious, incredibly crucial value of people feeling like their voices matter, of having legislators who are impacted and fighting for the issues that affect their communities, there’s also a super-practical application here, of which I would remind straight white men who want to run in progressive districts — Democrats do better when groups that aren’t straight white men turn up on Election Day.
CYNP is dedicated to a liberal agenda which relies on voters who don't look like Donald Trump. While the organization may seem high-minded, it is really about promoting an agenda that has less to do with representing people well and more to do with promoting a value structure rejected by roughly half of the country.
To his credit, Teter does not ask straight white men to leave politics altogether.
We aren’t saying “leave politics.” We’re asking if folks have thought about bringing their time and their talent and their passion to the service of other people — to getting folks who don’t look like them elected. We both work in politics! Folks in positions of privilege should absolutely work in politics — and they should use their positions to dismantle the systems that they have been fortunate to benefit from.
This talk of "dismantling" systems "of privilege" is interesting, considering it comes from someone who was born female trying to convince people who were born male not to run for office. It gets worse, however.
Next Page: How a group of "white men" will turn over the reins to women and minorities.