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Why identity politics is a cancer

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beardedbaker

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'We're all different'

'We should celebrate our diversity'

'Multiculturalism is alive and well'

Liberal identity politics has become part of the subconscious. More so in America than in Europe, I think. But the UK is quickly catching up. Ethnicity and multiculturalism have their own university departments. 

Nobody dares talk about the common values that unite us. Liberal identity politics doesn't believe in common values. 

Therefore, Identity politics is a cancer,and must be countered. 

The only way to achieve this is to emphasise common human values and drop the tribal mentalities that dominate society. 

Shia Muslims in particular, have the power and knowledge (theoretically), to drive this forward,and become a relevant player in the socio-political world. 

At the moment, they are an irrelevance in the western discourse. And that's putting it lightly. 

More on this in Christmas. Happy holidays. 

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I also think that Liberal thinking has pushed the 'live in the now'  mantra to aid its hegemonic project. How? Because 'live in the now'  thinking blinds one from the idea of 'becoming'. The path to perfection of the self and the society we live in. Working towards a better future for us all,irrespective of identity. 

This is the path of the prophets. We are all prophets, and we are all responsible for our flock. 

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Identity politics is a product of individualism, and individualism is a cornerstone of Anglo-Saxon Western civilization. People used to identify with intellectual identities that were conceived in the higher self - they would say they were Christian and Jewish, capitalist and socialist, working class and job creators, nationalists. But now they are identifying with their lower animal functions - LGBT (who they prefer sexually), vegetarians (what they prefer to eat), white and black (colours that we are born into and have no intrinsic value), gender and sex (which genitals they have), millennials and non-millennials (not youthfulness, but ageism), the music genres they listen to. And these accidental identities are shaping their behaviour, their life decisions, their dress, and their relationships. This is the true Fall of man, the fall from the higher self to the lower self, from the mind and the spirit to food, genitals, and worldliness.

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@Qa'im it might be rooted in western liberalism, but it has seeped and is now very much present in the collective subconscious of Arabs and Asians, and Muslims specifically. 

Muslims living in the West are absent from contributing to socio-political discourse, because they can't organise themselves or see beyond their sectarian or tribal affinities.

This isn't about materialism, it's about a worldview that's social as opposed to personal. 

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Idpol(Identity Politics) without intersectonality(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality) is completely worthless garbage. The Western Powers support parts of(especially individualistic and materialistic) Idpol as a sort of classic "Divide and Conquer" strategy to preserve the liberal status quo. They will tolerate, or even outright support, some groups who are least likely to be radical and may support the Liberal regime in return, this especially applies to the groups @Qa'im mentions who would end up supporting capitalism(economic liberalism) due to this social liberalism. That way those groups do not work together with other groups to form an anti-status_quo collective movement, infact, they may outright begin to side with the state against the poor and people of colour. It's all about division of the working class and minorities, they've been playing this game long and know how to keep us divided and morally ignorant, unable to fight together for universal justice and the better future we may only dream of now.

 

We Humans are not these identities, we are our ideals and conduct, manifest into a body.

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11 hours ago, Kilij said:

Idpol(Identity Politics) without intersectonality(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality) is completely worthless garbage. The Western Powers support parts of(especially individualistic and materialistic) Idpol as a sort of classic "Divide and Conquer" strategy to preserve the liberal status quo. They will tolerate, or even outright support, some groups who are least likely to be radical and may support the Liberal regime in return, this especially applies to the groups @Qa'im mentions who would end up supporting capitalism(economic liberalism) due to this social liberalism. That way those groups do not work together with other groups to form an anti-status_quo collective movement, infact, they may outright begin to side with the state against the poor and people of colour. It's all about division of the working class and minorities, they've been playing this game long and know how to keep us divided and morally ignorant, unable to fight together for universal justice and the better future we may only dream of now.

 

We Humans are not these identities, we are our ideals and conduct, manifest into a body.

precisely, see my comments here

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