The Destructiveness of Identity Politics

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From T. Paine, at Saving Common Sense:

Identity politics has continuously crept into American society and has indeed been an integral part of most college curriculums and cultures for decades now as the militant Left in academia have taken the reigns of control over most of our universities and colleges.

Author Bruce Bawer in The Victims’ Revolution: The Rise of Identity Politics and the Closing of the Liberal Mind regarding this leftist infestation in our institutions of higher learning, wrote the following,

“The point [became] simply to ‘prove’ – repetitively, endlessly – certain facile, reductive, and invariably left-wing points about the nature of power and oppression. In this new version of the humanities, all of Western civilization is not analyzed through the use of reason or judged according to aesthetic standards that have been developed over the centuries; rather, it is viewed through prisms of race, class, and gender, and is hailed or condemned in accordance with certain political checklists.”

But why? What was the reason and supposed necessity for the Leftist ascendancy of identity politics?

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4 thoughts on “The Destructiveness of Identity Politics”

  1. the militant Left in academia have taken the reigns of control over most of our universities and colleges.

    “Militant left”. This sounds like fear further frightening itself. Do those “militant educators” break out their tiki torches and march while chanting, “Ignorance! You will not replace us!”?

    Con-servatism, Trumpism and white nationalism wouldn’t be anything like “Identity politics”, right?

  2. “Identity politics has continuously crept into American society and has indeed been an integral part of most college curriculums and cultures for decades now as the militant Left in academia have taken the reigns of control over most of our universities and colleges.”

    Oh, yes. I fondly recall my identity politics core classes in college.

    I had so much fun in my When to Present the Race Card course. Who could forget that one time in my me and the fellas went out for a night on the town after we passed our How to Condescend to Conservatives Midterm? Ah man. We smugly showed a conservative at the bar that night he was wrong by simply using actual quotes and facts that refuted his baseless claims.

    Good times. Good times.

    1. More Angry White Con-servative Identity Politics that gets ignored by our conservative friends.

      This Republican racist and pardoned criminal is running for Senate:

      Washington (CNN)Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate a “phony document” in an interview on CNN.

      “No doubt about it, we have the evidence, I’m not going to go into all the details, yeah, it’s a phony document,” Arpaio said on “Cuomo Primetime.”

      But COLLEGE’S are brainwashing people? LOL

      Only the Cult of con-servatism would project that.

      We have some more far Right Identity politics to expose. This gets no mention because identity politics is blamed only on educational institutions and liberals.

      Race is the foundation of identity. I would say that that’s kind of a more touchy-feely version of this, but it’s maybe the most important one. We understand ourselves as coming from some place. We understand ourselves as being part of a bigger story. We’re part of Europe. We’re part of this big European story . . . this big narrative of who we are. We aren’t just individuals. We aren’t just some raceless, genderless soul or brain existing in the world, interacting with others. No, we have roots.”

      — Richard Spencer interview, “The Future of the Alt-Right Under Trump,” Feb. 1, 2017

      White Nationalism, racism, and authoritarianism and have always been the most dangerous and destructive of identity politics. This was forged by Hitler’s “Master Race” identity politics. The Nazis were defeated, but their racism, nationalism and authoritarianism will always be around.

      Racists like Sheriff Joe, Trump, and their ilk are nothing BUT far Right identity politics. Still educators, liberals and minorities get the blame for some reason.

      Why is that?

      IOKIYAR?

  3. Identity Politics has been around since the founding of the country. It just wasn’t called that. It was called segregation, initially Blacks and Indians, and to a lesser extent Women. All types of “different people” were marginalized, brutalized, and forced to “stay in the closet”.

    The segregation fight (some call the Civil War) was one of the first major efforts to break identity politics. More recently, the last 60 years or so, the Democratic Party has taken up the fight to include everyone in the political and economic process.

    The republicans have taken up the other side. That’s exactly what “Take our country back” means. Take our country back to the times when the straight, old, white males ran things.

    While being accused of creating Identity Politics, it is the republicans promoting Identity Politics and the Democrats fighting it.

    Democrats = Inclusion

    Republicans = Exclusion

    End of story!

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