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    Non identity politics

    Why do people honestly define themselves as being one thing and not being another? Is this some sort of avengers/star wars alien diversity frenzy?

    Honestly. If we're all human, what good does it do at all to say that I'm a Catholic, Protestant, Nazi, Odinist, Aproditian.

    And what's the point of saying: I'm a man who likes men or women, or I'm a man who likes sex or not?

    Is it just as important as having a favorite color?

    I thought the rainbow was all colors, why are we treating it like it's one color and pitting it against every individual color?

    Yeah identity politics. That's basically all politics are. It's just, regardless of your diverse face, what makes you the same as the other guy and different than the other.

    This is like kindergarten. When I was 5 and my first assignment was to make a list of things I liked and disliked, I was totally confused about the fact that I was supposed to sort parts of creation into things I was supposed to accept or reject and then call myself.

    Our ancestors would be ashamed of our inability to hunt deer, and teach the toddler how to listen to it's parents about why it should run away from a wolf.

    Imagine a world where no one gave a **** about limiting themselves into a plastic imposter shell that they declared to be their actual selves that was now subject to whatever some politician told them they had to get riled up about. Wouldn't that be great?

    God doesn't give a ****. He's proven that over and over. Why don't we just start following his example.

    If you're a Christian you shouldn't give a **** about anything, just like your God. He's trying to show you how to behave: do nothing.

    So if this is the post Christian era, how about making the next era a post definition era?

    Then politicians will have to go back to representing what their people tell them to represent instead of baiting for popular movements that have nothing to do with the area their representing.

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    Re: Non identity politics

    Quote Originally Posted by jmibnorthern View Post
    Why do people honestly define themselves as being one thing and not being another? Is this some sort of avengers/star wars alien diversity frenzy?
    I do not affirm all expressions and activities and ideologies that come out of Identity Politics, but I don't think its as unreasonable as many people think.

    Is a person who is LGBTQ+ defined completely by that? That's the assertion of people who largely DO NOT KNOW them, what it instead is far, is a recognition that historically this group of people has been oppressed. And that there are existing laws and threats of future law which can hinder their freedom to express this aspect of themselves. Is it not totally natural for people who have these same interests, which emerge out of this common history, whether it be Black, or LGBTQ+, etc.

    The rest sounds pretty deranged, so I think I'm gonna just leave it at that.
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    Re: Non identity politics

    Lots of reasons. Seems most of the complaints about identity politics are from people who think discrimination never existed or want to believe it has ended. I could care less if someone calls themselves gay or Latino or African American.
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    Re: Non identity politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadinho View Post
    Lots of reasons. Seems most of the complaints about identity politics are from people who think discrimination never existed or want to believe it has ended. I could care less if someone calls themselves gay or Latino or African American.
    For the record, white supremacists are very obsessed over identity.

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