To the liberal mind is not important whether Elizabeth Warren herself individually suffered discrimination because of her alleged Native American heritage, it is important that a demographic group can be identified which at some time in history suffered discrimination. Therefore, the liberal mind cannot tolerate that which it perceives to be an injustice and feels compelled to reorganize society to cure the perceived problem.
In this way we arrive at the ultimate in identity politics. It does not matter whether the individual is actually discomfited by his race or ethnicity, it does not matter if the alleged societal wrong is even currently ongoing, it matters only that the statist can shape the world according to his concept of justice. In the course of doing justice, it does not matter if in the real world innocent people are unjustly disadvantaged by this reordering of society.
This is only a few steps away from the boxcars of the deportation trains in terms of the inner workings of the statist' s mind. Rather than make reference to the off-cited historical situation, the Holocaust on the Nazi side, let us consider the Soviets occupation of Poland in 1939 when they slaughtered classes of people. Those who might be a threat to socialism were exterminated and that was done not so much on racial lines but on lines of education, class, and avocation. Thus, priests were shot out of hand.
To the Soviet mind, the perfect society, that is socialism, was threatened by an identifiable group or class within society so they were exterminated. In this particularly virulent expression of identity politics, the perceived harm had not yet occurred, but might occur.
So when we say to the academic left in Massachusetts that granting Elizabeth Warren, because of fraud, a coveted teaching position at the most prestigious academic institution in the world is wrong because it deprives some legitimately qualified person of the job, it simply does not penetrate. They are willing to break eggs to make their omelette. They are willing to discriminate on the basis of race, class, color, or creed to advance their conception of a perfect world.
That their perfect world ostensibly is constructed out of a race, class, color, or creed blind model simply does not cause their computer screen to go blue. They will burn down the village to save it. It is human nature to rationalize away anomalies as trivialities or by way of distraction.
Thus the author of this article turns the criticism back on Senator Brown by accusing him of racism for assuming that Indians have common physical characteristics which Elizabeth Warren did not share when it is Senator Brown who is the one attacking those who practice racism-and those like Elizabeth Warren who unjustly profit from racism.
One of these days it will dawn on these romantic totalitarians that it isn't romantic, or ideal, or halcyon, or misty yearnings for everwhen, to behave like a murderous, slaughtering bore.