Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Can we move away from identity politics?



Sargon of Akkad has been discussing the importance of moving from identity politics to issue politics. He provides an explanation in this short video. 


But I question if moving away from identity politics is even possible. As humans, we are hard wired to belong to the tribe.  

In a homogeneous country where people share the same ethnicity, religion, language and culture, it is possible to focus more on the issues than on identities. But diversity fractures a society and causes people to look first at identities.  

As such, if we want to move away from identity politics, the answer is nationalism. Within nationalism we share a common identity and debate of the issues is possible. 

2 comments:

  1. This is why I am no longer a libertarian. People have broader identities and loyalties. They are social creatures. To try and deny that is to deny reality.

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  2. I am a female and consider myself a Nationalist, more specifically a White Nationalist. I believe it is possible for White people of European descent to unite and create a homeland for ourselves. Before the globalists started messing around with identity and dividing our people, we seemed to be more united as a country. Now we are being told that we are too different from one another (I'm talking about Whites, not non-whites) and that White Nationalism will never work. I believe that since we had a melting pot before (a uniting of White Europeans in a country), we can have this again. This time, however, we must be vigilant in protecting our homeland, new culture, identity, etc. so we never lose it.

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