In the latest issue of Touchstone, SM Hutchens identifies the ultimate target of the Social Justice Warriors:
The white male conservative is the hidden, negative correlative of “diversity” among those who value that concept. It is he who, by definition, is *not* diverse, and therefore can not only *not* share in that virtue, but is the embodiment of all that opposes it. “Conservative” is the operative word here, because all who partake in this vice lose the virtue inherent in the original presumption of diversity bestowed upon women, blacks, Jews, Asians, Hispanics, the disabled, etc., who are accused by the diversicators of diminishing their identity as such to the degree they embrace traditional moral teaching. They then become like Diversity’s subterranean but iconic devil.
As a Christian theologian who is sensitive to the nuances of such things, I have found it difficult to convince people who are not that the real devil in view, after all the layers of dissimulation, temporizing, and subterfuge are removed, is Christ as the Founder of the pestilential Christian Church. He is, at base, the White Male who troubles the narrative of political, social and religious liberalism. Hatred of the white male conservative may safely be assumed, unless it is shown otherwise, to be hatred of the Christ of the Bible, unreconstructed into the innocuous and dithering cipher its partisans require – into which, for example, they are desperately attempting to make Pope Francis.
Those who would follow Christ, of either sex, or of any race or culture, must be incorporated into him, and therefore cannot avoid being like him, or avoid the charges that being like him will evoke from his enemies, including those brought at the bar of Diversity.
Our Enemy is not, NB, after white male conservatives as such, but rather only insofar as they stand in cultural discourse for the partisans of Jesus, and in virtue of their preponderant membership in his mystical body.