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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:50 PM

Identity Politics . . . . . something to ponder.

Why is Identity Politics always about women, people of color, and LGBTQ? What about white men?

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Reply Identity Politics . . . . . something to ponder. (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Mar 14 OP
W_HAMILTON Mar 14 #1
The_jackalope Mar 14 #2
uriel1972 Mar 14 #3
underpants Mar 14 #5
marylandblue Mar 14 #4
rampartc Mar 14 #6

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:53 PM

1. Because it's a derogatory term created by white men to disparage talk of civil rights.

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:55 PM

2. +1

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:00 PM

3. It's the new "Political Correctness"...

A term used to demean compassion and decency.

Anyone who uses it non-ironically, sets themselves apart as a flaming bigot.

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:10 PM

5. I'll counter that "Identity politics" is the basis for the Reagan Revolution

Lee Atwater's "God Guns and Gays" was the foundation on which the rebirth of the Republican Party relied after Nixon.

They had a coordinated effort to convince anyone who identified as a Christian, is a gun owner, or were scared/suspicious of gays (easy pickins back then and really only until about 5 years ago) that they should vote Republican. It was a brilliant move to get a large portion of the public in their back pocket. The largest benefit was they could just pay them lip service from time to time and these people would never really have to be campaigned towards. Very effective on the gun crowd. Very effective on evangelicals but over all with the church crowd not all that great of results. The gay thing was a demand of one of the big funders (outside of the monsterously large Four Sisters) namely Rev. Moon. He demanded it. He also propped up a ready for TV evangelical white southern male who CNN was more than happy to have on the air, Jerry Falwell.

This new trend with Republicans decrying "identity politics" is both projection and an admission that they are losing the culture war badly.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:07 PM

4. I don't know, I think we should appropriate the term.

It describes a style of politics in which members of disadvantaged groups band together to support their mutual interests. Of course the dominant group does not like it. But we should be clear that this is exactly what we are doing.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:51 PM

6. trumpism is white male identity politics

beta incels playing at being a 4chan rat pack. sinatra is dead, of course, so their "chairman of the board" is the god emperor.

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