It’s about time I properly codified the concept of Deferism.
This is a term that I created about 7 months ago. Originally, it was meant as a more precise and accurate version of ‘regressive left’, but since then my understanding of the concept I am describing with the word has expanded, to the point that the definition has changed a few times, though its spirit has remained the same.
It described a concept similar to what is meant by ‘Liberal Guilt’, but is more generalisable and precise.
Deferism • noun, “defərɪzəm”
Prejudicial distrust or derision of the insider, majority, or purportedly dominant member of a society, and/or prejudicial trust of or submission to the outsider, minority, or purportedly non-dominant member of a society, typically motivated by political correctness, or political allegiances.
Caveat: In practical application, these prejudices are typically applied less strongly (or not at all) towards other deferists.
Modern Applications for the term
Most readers will know what I am using this term to refer to. There are several branches of a similar ideology which appear to be riddled with — if not actually based upon — extreme deferism. Of these branches, the two most prominent examples are 3rd-Wave Feminism, and BlackLivesMatter.
3rd-Wave Feminism, at least in its strongest and most vocal form, is prejudicially derisive of men (perceived as the dominant member of society), while BlackLivesMatter is prejudicially derisive of primarily the police (perceived to wield power over blacks, who are the perceived oppressed class), but their prejudice also expands to all whites.
These two ideologies are no different in principle, only in theme. They both use fundamentally marxist perceptions of the world, hence the term “cultural marxism”.
These topics deserve far more coverage, but that isn’t within the purview of this article.