The the other day, a question was posed whether the fact that an interlocutor was a “mediocre cis white dude” was relevant to anything, in juxtaposition to the uniformity of opinion by, in this instance, “‘every’ trans writer” as related by @AngryBlackLady.
Along similar lines, the same ad hominem was used to denigrate statistician Nate Silver.
Let’s also not forget who they represent & who gives them power.
The underrated threat mediocre Gen-X white men watching the unfettered power they were promised as kids vanish through their fingers.
The first generation to learn it’s not quite so easy to “fail up” anymore https://t.co/4RHSFbIQRO
— ern. (@ErinEARoss) November 27, 2022
Is it relevant whether these “pundits” are cis white men, whether Gen-X or otherwise, whether “mediocre” or worse, when the question is whether they are entitled to their opinions and whether their opinions have any merit?
As a corollary to the