February 21, 2017

Dear Alt-Right and SJWs: You Should Both Reject Identity Politics

Jay FayzaRebel Columnist

Identity politics refers to the people of a religion, race, or social background forming exclusive alliances for political agendas and wider cultural movements. 

The significant difference between identity politics and, let’s say, regular politics, is that this form of politics is rooted in personal identity. Therefore, disagreements take on whole new levels.

When you disagree with a Nazi, for example, you’re not simply disagreeing with them on social policy; you’re also disagreeing with who they are as a person.

And when you’re disagreeing with Black Lives Matter members, they think you’re disagreeing with who they are as a person, in the deepest fundamental sense.

As I'll explain, this type of thinking, at its roots, goes back to Karl Marx — and led to the deaths of 100 million people in the 20th century.

This is my warning to you, Alt-Righters & SJWs:

When you partake in identity politics, you’re playing with fire.

What are your ideal worlds, Richard Spencer or Yusra Khogali?

What do you have to do in order to achieve that ideal world? What are you willing to do? What are you followers willing to do?

Now, think about Nazi Germany & Soviet Union...

 

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commented 2017-02-23 21:33:27 -0500
A black guy who acts as best he can to be a white guy is telling white guys not to care about being white…

Hey watcha doin Rabbi?
commented 2017-02-22 19:42:38 -0500
Jay, the buddha taught thatthe eye contains two things that distort perception and “ati”. One is formed by the kharma (destiny determined by habitual pattern) of the individual and the other formed by the kharma of the kingdom you grew up in.

Jay, there is no good reason why we continue to use QWERTY keyboards or that trains have a wheelbase the same width as the ruts left by Roman chariots, or that everything to do with Israel today is an echo of the Roman policy to expell the Jews to the frontier of their empire around 70ad or that clocks are in increments of 60 like they were in Babylon….it’s just kharma….and kharma sucks.
commented 2017-02-22 04:36:55 -0500
White people rejected identity politics and as a result they are colonized (scheduled to become a minority in one generation in the USA), taxed to support others (2400$ each per US household just to pay for Californian illegals) and abused (look up crime stats by race, that’s at least thousands of people dead and tens of thousands of women raped each year). And in Europe it’s MUCH MUCH WORSE.

What you are doing is working the two sides of the political spectrum for the same goal as the globalist leftists. They tell whites they don’t have identity, they don’t have indigenous culture, they don’t have the right to have their own countries and you tell whites (aka the Rebel audience) to reject their own identity for the good of the globalist elites that are currently destroying their nations. And probably for the good of your own group interests. Your identitarian, collectivist group interests.

As for the supposed benefits of individualism, without shared values individualism looks more and more like entitlement, selfishness and hedonism than philosophical morality – a theoretical notion in itself. America was great when it was a white, collectivist Christian, homogeneous nation and it was free because their shared values regulated the nation with minimal government interference. That’s not possible in multiculturalism.
commented 2017-02-22 03:14:05 -0500
Bwahahaha! Not play identity politics in CANADA? Sure, why don’t we get rid of hockey while we’re at it…or 6 months of winter…you know, realistic stuff…
commented 2017-02-22 02:22:30 -0500
It is in the DNA of people to play identity politics. We do it here at the rebel all the time.
commented 2017-02-22 00:24:06 -0500
Dan Mancuso; So you’re a normal early 20th century guy? I can identify.
commented 2017-02-21 23:34:25 -0500
Identity Politics applied through Cultural Marxism 101… or’ vis a vis’
commented 2017-02-21 23:09:37 -0500
Rwanda genocide of 1994 was also about identity politics. (Mass genocide of Tutsi by members of Hutu.)
commented 2017-02-21 22:46:01 -0500
@dan Mancuso…thank you Dan I sense a kindredship of spirit…we may not have a good or healthy “ati” as they say in Sanskrit…but it WAS honestly aquired.
commented 2017-02-21 22:06:50 -0500
But Jay, I’ve finally found my political identity – and it’s constantly being reinforced…
…alt right Nazi, hateful conservative warmonger, privileged White racist Christian bigot, heterosexual homophobe, misogynist male, meat-eating redneck, gun-nut hillbilly and free market capitalist pig, tree-murdering animal abusing( hunting or cowboying?) fossil fuel burning, deplorable, Islamophobe and anyotherphobe they can make up, disenfranchised rural minority, nationalist citizen voter! A pariah.
…so how could I possibly ‘Reject Identity Politics’? – even if I wanted to…
commented 2017-02-21 20:54:19 -0500
I have to confess that I’m having trouble identifying just who the alt-right are. I just thought they were conservatives who took too many " bennies" or too much caffeine.
commented 2017-02-21 20:07:54 -0500
The subject of Politics should be banned in all schools until Students are at least fourteen years old. At this time, the basics of Politics should be discussed and should cover all sides, basically Left, Right and Center. All that is being taught these days are the joys of Marxism, by Marxist Morons.
commented 2017-02-21 19:07:02 -0500
Jay…there are in politics two kinds of people. There are those who just want to be left alone and there are those who are bound and determined that you will not be left alone because you are a case that needs to be worked on and a forintstance needs to be made of you. Identitarian politics are not a choice.

Identitarian politics DO SUCK for all of the reasons you state….but “progress” cannot be made until they are rammed down your throat…..that’s just the way it is.