This installment addresses some feedback to the two previous installments, in the attempt to clarify and fill some gaps.
Also, I finish quoting and saying what I have to say about Identity Politics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy):
Liberalism and Identity Politics
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Critics charged that the neutral citizen of liberal theory was in fact the bearer of an identity coded white, male, bourgeois, able-bodied, and heterosexual … This implicit ontology in part explained the persistent historical failure of liberal democracies to achieve anything more than token inclusion in power structures for members of marginalized groups.
A richer understanding of political subjects as constituted through and by their social location was required. In particular, the history and experience of oppression brought with it certain perspectives and needs that could not be assimilated through existing liberal structures. Individuals are oppressed by virtue of their membership in a particular social group—that is, a collective whose members have relatively little mobility into or out of the collective, who usually experience their membership as involuntary, who are generally identified as members by others [ie. biological identity, race], and whose opportunities are deeply shaped by the relation of their group to corollary groups through privilege and oppression (Cudd 2006).
Oppression, then, is the systematic limiting of opportunity or constraints on self-determination because of such membership: for example, Frantz Fanon eloquently describes the experience of being always constrained by the white gaze as a Black man: “I already knew that there were legends, stories, history, and above all historicity… I was responsible at the same time for my body, my race, for my ancestors” (Fanon 1968, 112). Conversely, members of dominant groups are privileged—systematically advantaged by the deprivations imposed on the oppressed. For example, in a widely cited article Peggy McIntosh identifies whiteness as a dominant identity, and lists 47 ways in which she is advantaged by being white compared with her colleagues of color. These range from being able to buy “flesh-colored” Band-Aids that will match her skin tone, to knowing that she can be rude without provoking negative judgments of her racial group, to being able to buy a house in a middle-class community without risking neighbors’ disapproval (1993).
Critics have also charged that assimilation (or, less provocatively, integration) is a guiding principle of liberalism. If the liberal subject is coded in the way Young (1990) suggests, then attempts to apply liberal norms of equality will risk demanding that the marginalized conform to the identities of their oppressors.
The take-away for Whites: “Identity politcs”, as such, is a jewish, cultural-marxist, anti-White construct. It is wrapped in dishonest universalist-sounding rhetoric, but is in fact defined and deployed solely in opposition to Whites. The essence of its notion of identity is victimization – with Whites portrayed, in a variety of ways, as oppressors, and non-Whites portrayed as oppressed.
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Tan… good show.
Interesting to hear of the 47 things a guilt laden liberal states where she has such an advantage in life in comparison over others (less fortunate?).
I could just as easily (and even more fairly) do the reverse if I was… lets say Black:
1)I can say very little and yet be considered a genius should I put two complete sentences together properly.
2)I can be considered a musical genius by putting together an abhorrent and repetitious beat to a stolen (sampling) soundtrack.
3)I can be a hero to kids in sports without giving 100%, being selfish, and still get by on my God given athletic ability.
4)I can put my hair in outrageous dreadlocks, wear my pants showing my underwear, use profanity, and still qualify for welfare and unemployment and do this for generations.
5)I can be a racist and yet call the White man a racist, and be given sympathy.
6)I can rape White women, kill White people, assault White people, and still be the poor Black man that life is unfair to.
7)I can be loud and obnoxious in public and no one can say anything without being labeled a bigot or racist.
8)I can destroy my housing (paid for by the government) and ruin a neighborhood’s housing values causing the loss of millions of dollars to other homeowners and not be held accountable.
9)We can have our own television network.
10)We can have our own beauty pageants.
11)We can wear black armbands in the Olympics in protest of our mistreatment(?) and are admired for this.
12)We can qualify for the Olympic finals in the 100 meters and oversleep and miss the event, and it is forgotten in history.
13)We can ruin and disrupt schools systems and classrooms and the result is busing us into other neighborhood schools and ruining those classrooms too.
14)Our bad behavior forces poor thinking Whites to start a nationwide busing of children and forcing children to wait in total darkness in the early mornings and ride sometimes hrs each day to other parts of the cities and many times into destructive and dangerous areas caused by people like me.
15)I can get scholarships undeservedly merely for being Black.
16)I get jobs over more qualified people because I am Black.
17) through 10,000,000… will just be for another time…