The Ignorance Of The Regressive Left And Those Who Are Fighting Against It

The Ignorance Of The Regressive Left And Those Who Are Fighting Against It

"Tolerant" leftists shoot down differing opinions and stifle meaningful political discourse.

In the past few years, a large coalition of predominantly younger third wave feminists, college students, and social justice warriors (SJWs) have gained a larger influence on college campuses, YouTube, and the political community as a whole. This coalition of thinkers, who predominantly exist on the left, frequently focus on issues such as gender identity, racism, sexism, male and white privilege, and politically correct language, among others. This coalition has earned the name “Regressive Left” through repeating thoroughly debunked lies such as the gender wage gap and the sexual assault “epidemic” in our society, completely ignoring important problems facing males (suicide, child custody, workplace deaths, combat deaths, genital mutilation, homicide victims, homelessness, and schooling), initiating logically unsound attacks on western society and tyrannical attacks on free speech on college campuses, and generally refusing to engage with those of differing opinions. As a result of the Regressive Left’s influence on our society, political discourse has often shifted toward attacking different opinions, rather than engaging in productive discussions.

Pictured: Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters who interrupted and eventually shut down a Milo Yiannopoulos talk at DePaul University.

Examples of the Regressive Left’s influence are largely seen within the realm of college campuses, but they have also shown up in other areas of society. Amidst the University of Missouri (Mizzou) Protests last year, a Mizzou faculty member called for a journalism student taking pictures to be forcibly removed. Later, the Mizzou student protest group Concerned Student 1950 held a meeting advertised as a “town hall,” yet kicked all reporters out of the event. Recently, leftist students at Emory University protested and met with administration after seeing “Trump 2016” written in chalk on several areas on campus, citing they felt “intimidated” and “in pain” from chalk. Nutritional supplement company Protein World received backlash for its “Beach Body Ready” billboard, as feminists accused the company of “fat shaming” and perpetuating unrealistic body types in their advertisements. Despite 70,000 signatures demanding that the company remove the ads, the company has remained unchanged in their stance and actually expanded the campaign to strike against their critics. British scientist Matt Taylor, who was the first person to successfully land a space lander onto a comet, wore a Hawaiian style shirt with scantily clad women during an interview shortly after the successful mission. As a result, feminists and SJWs expressed outrage over the “sexist” shirt and he received persistent abuse on Twitter and other social media websites. He was later seen breaking down at a press conference, resulting in a sad ending to an incredible feat achieved by a brilliant scientist, courtesy of the “tolerant” Regressive Left. These are just a few of the widely cataloged events which reflect the Regressive Left’s negative influence on our society.

As a response to the nonsense spewed from the Regressive Left, there’s been a sharp growth in the diverse movements that fight against them, their conduct, and their repeatedly disproven narratives.

Thinkers Fighting Against the Regressive Left

Milo Yiannopoulos is the British and gay conservative technology editor at He’s recently grown in popularity due to his controversial coverage of GamerGate and his college speaking tour, aptly named “The Dangerous Faggot Tour.” His talks mostly consist of combating the false narratives that are repeated by feminists and the attacks on free speech by the Regressive Left as a whole. His talks frequently spark student protests at colleges around the United States. At Rutgers and DePaul, protesters supporting Black Lives Matter crashed the events. At DePaul, the protests got so out of hand that the event had to shut down.

Karen Straughan is an American YouTuber who also refers to herself as "GirlWritesWhat." Most of her material centers on anti-feminism and bringing light to the societal problems facing males, listed earlier, which they suffer from in far greater numbers than women.

Bearing is an Australian YouTuber who predominantly discusses third wave feminism and addresses other issues that are popular in the Regressive Left. His page has experienced exponential growth since its creation just under a year ago.

Christina Hoff Sommers is an American feminist thinker who has been a part of the feminist movement since the '70s. She sharply contrasts “equity feminism” with the “victim and gender feminism” espoused by more modern feminists. Although she advocates feminism when women’s rights are truly violated, such as situations in many third world countries, she vehemently opposes the modern third wave feminists who make up a large chunk of the Regressive Left. She often addresses problems associated with the societal treatment of boys, such as schooling style, discipline, and drugging of boys for relatively normal behavior in schools.

Sargon of Akkad opposes the Regressive Left on many issues. He frequently opposes third wave feminism, Black Lives Matter, anti-capitalism and anti-western narratives, and organized religion (including Islam). Additionally, he often discusses other cultural issues.

Blaire White is an American transgender girl who regularly speaks out against third wave feminism. Her videos also discuss transgender issues and often speak out against transgender people constantly victimizing themselves.

Paul Joseph Watson is a British thinker who works at InfoWars and who frequently makes YouTube videos that combat the Regressive Left, often opposing third wave feminism, anti-capitalism, and SJW perspectives on various cultural issues.

While I don’t endorse every single perspective of each thinker listed above, they provide important voices that fight against and that have diminished the legitimacy of those in the intellectually lazy and culturally tyrannical Regressive Left.

Cover Image Credit: Business Insider

Popular Right Now

College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

Cover Image Credit: OrderOfBooks

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Abortion Bans Are Only A Small Part Of The Republican War On Women

These bans expose the Republican Party for what it truly is.


This week, several states passed laws that ban abortion after six to eight weeks of pregnancy, before most women even know that they're pregnant. The most egregious of these is Alabama — the state has banned abortion except for in cases of danger to the mother. Exceptions in the cases of rape and incest were actively voted against by the state legislature. Under the new law, any doctor who is caught giving an abortion would be sentenced to 99 years in prison, and the woman would be charged with murder.

Apart from the fact that this explicitly violates the decision of Roe v. Wade (which is the point), this is only a small part of the slow but steady degradation of women's rights by Republicans in the United States. To anyone who believes that this is simply about people being "pro-life" or "saving the children," then tell them to look at what happens after the fetus is carried to term.

Republicans oppose forcing fathers to be involved in the lives of their children that were forcibly carried to term, desires to cut food stamps and make it more difficult to feed said child, cut funding for affordable housing to make it more difficult for them to find homes, cut spending to public education so these children can't move up the social ladder, and refuse to offer the woman or her child health insurance to keep them both healthy. What about efforts to prevent pregnancy? Republicans also oppose funding birth control and contraception, as well as opposing comprehensive sexual education. To them, the only feasible solution is to simply keep your legs shut. They oppose all of these things because it is, in their eyes, a violation of individual rights to force people to do something. The bill also makes women who get abortions felons, and felons can't vote. I'll let you finish putting those two together.

If you view it from this framework, it would seem like Republicans are being extremely hypocritical by violating the personal freedoms of pregnant women, but if you look at it from the view of restricting social mobility for women, then it makes perfect sense. The Republican dogma of "individual rights" and "personal responsibility" is a socially acceptable facade that they use to cover up their true intentions of protecting the status quo and protect those in power. About any Republican policy, ask yourself: does this disperse power or consolidate it? Whether it be education, healthcare, the environment, or the economy, Republicans love to keep power away from the average citizen and give it to the small number of people that they deem "deserving" of it because of their race, gender, wealth, or power. This is the case with abortion as well; Power is being taken from women, and being given back to men in a reversal of the Feminist Movement of the 1970s.

Republicans don't believe in systemic issues. They believe that everyone has the same opportunity to succeed regardless of what point they started. This is why they love capitalism so much. It acts as some sort of great filter in which only those who deserve power can make it to the top. It's also why they hate social policies; they think that helping people who can't help themselves changes the hierarchy in a negative way by giving people who don't "deserve" power, power. Of course, we know that just because you have money and power doesn't mean you earned it fair and square, and even if Republicans believe it, it wouldn't change anything because it wouldn't change how they want to distribute power.

In short, Republican policies, including abortion, leave the average American with less money, less protection, less education, worse health, less opportunity, fewer rights, and less freedom. This is NOT a side effect. This is the point. Regardless of what Republicans will tell you about "inalienable rights" and how everyone is equal, in reality, they believe that some people and groups are more deserving of rights than others, and the group that deserves rights the most are the ones "that will do the best with them." To Republicans, this group consists of the wealthy, the powerful, and the white — the mega-rich, the CEOs of large companies, gun owners and Christians.

So, who do Republicans think deserve power and give it to? People who look and think like them. This, however, begs the question: Who do they want to take it from?

Related Content

Facebook Comments