Andrew Cuomo, and the idiotic bigotry of identity politics

New York's Democratic governor fashions himself a bouncer stationed at the door of an exclusive nightclub called The Liberal State

Andrew Cuomo
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Listening to Andrew Cuomo castigate social conservatives and imply that they're not welcome in New York really brings back memories for me. And not happy ones.

Back in the early '90s, I (temporarily) became a conservative, bolting from the centrist liberalism in which I was raised, in part out of exasperation at the political correctness of the Left at the time. It was the heyday of multiculturalism, when all that seemed to matter was where you came from and how well you could emote about your origins. As long as you weren't a white male, that is. In my high-minded (white male?) way, I believed that where you came from mattered much less than where you were going — and where I wanted to go was in pursuit of timeless ideals of truth, goodness, and beauty.

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