One of the comments to the above:
Simon, you’re a curious, questing commentator, willing to inhabit unfamiliar arguments and casts of mind. It keeps your writing fresh. However, with this piece I believe you have fallen under the spell of those who have learned something from groups who have actually been oppressed, and are playing the victim, saying “us poor white folks, who previously ruled the roost, are now unfairly attacked and demonised by those nasty educated liberals”. When two women every week are killed by their men, women are still the real oppressed group. When unarmed black men are gunned down habitually by police, it is the black men, not the white cops who are oppressed. When people elevate “political correctness” as Public Enemy Number One, for no other reason than that it cramps their racist, bigoted style, we should have no sympathy.
Insurgent Notes: We’re Tempted to Say We Told You So, But We Won’t