Solidarity is one of those concepts that separates the left from traditionalists. The traditionalist concept of solidarity is based on relatedness. I am loyal to members of my family because I am related to them through ties of kinship. There is a solidarity between myself and my coethnics because we are related to each other through ties of ancestry, history, culture and language. Is there a solidarity between myself and someone I have never met who lives in Nepal? Yes, there is as we share a common humanity, but the degree of relatedness is not as close as it is to, say, my brother, and so my loyalty to my brother is naturally stronger and more immediate.I found this concept fascinating. While I've long observed a hierarchy amongst those who derive their weltanschauung from Marxism, where sexual orientation trumps sex, and race beats them both, I hadn't stopped to think until now from where this comes. It is this: The hierarchy atop which the non-white lesbian is crowned king (queen?) is defined not based on individual or even group merit, but on how "bad", how evil, how demonic your oppressor is cast in liberalist cosmology.
The leftist concept of solidarity is the opposite to this. The leftist idea is that we identify not with those we are most closely related to, but with those who are most "other" to us, particularly with the most marginalised or oppressed "other".
In other words, the more bad-ass your Other, the higher your rank in the leftist universe.
Thus men are bad, heteronormative straights are worse, and the white is evil incarnate. Except that liberalists are "beyond good and evil", which means that instead of being some sort of pasty Lucifer, white observant Christian/Catholic/Jew/Moslem males are the 3-in-one trifecta of oppression, the universal oppressor.
Apparently white religious men have tons of power...only my false consciousness kept me from realizing it until today. While it's nice to be a bad-ass and not know it...for sure I didn't "build" it...should I feel guilty nonetheless for my naughty bootheel on the necks of the downtrodden worldwide?