Family breakdown and the rise of identity politics

Sep 1, 2020 by

by Kurt Mahlburg, MercatorNet: Lacking familial love and cohesion, today’s young adults turn to groups based on race, sexuality or some other minority identity for belonging. With months of race riots continuing in the United States, identity politics is a phrase all too familiar to us in 2020. Often credited to French philosopher Michel Foucault, identity politics is a window on the world that sees all social relationships as a power struggle. Black versus white, male versus female, gay...

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Why is the BBC promoting identity politics?

Aug 16, 2020 by

by Calvin Robinson, spiked: It is supposed to bring us together. But it has embraced a divisive agenda. While the identity-obsessed left peddles its white-privilege theories, white working-class boys languish at the bottom of the academic pile. The evidence is clear, available for all to see on Gov.uk — white working-class boys are the most consistently disadvantaged social group in our country, after gypsies, and nobody in the mainstream media is willing to fight their corner. For the BBC to...

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Is it any wonder we’re so divided?

Aug 2, 2020 by

by Douglas Murray, UnHerd: The relentless message of disunity promoted by BLM erodes any solidarity we gained under lockdown. On Thursday an organisation called “Together” (which is apparently made up of founders from the NHS, a number of charities, companies and media groups) warned that the “feelings of solidarity and togetherness” which typified the early stages of the nationwide lockdown “are already beginning to fragment and fray”. Even without the polling that the group commissioned I...

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Identity politics is Christianity without redemption

Aug 2, 2020 by

by Antonia Senior, UnHerd: Woke notions of white supremacy and the patriarchy bring back old ideas about predestination. I am a white supremacist. Who knew? I didn’t. I have, however, just read Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad, published next month by Quercus, which has made clear to me that I am white, therefore I am a racist. In fact, Ms Saad told me in the introduction to prepare to “become overwhelmed when you begin to discover the depths of your internalised white supremacy”. On a...

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How identity politics helped to resuscitate anti-Semitism

Aug 1, 2020 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: Poor Wiley. The grime king must be having a hard time. He clearly has mental-health problems. What he needs is a bit of a talking-to and some education. ‘It’s just really sad’, as Lily Allen said about Wiley’s hate-filled social-media posts about Jews. This has been the general tone of the discussion about Wiley’s 48-hour spouting of vile racist hatred against Jewish people. There has been an almost sympathetic undertone. (Allen was criticised by her...

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What isn’t being said about the Reading attack victims?

Jun 27, 2020 by

by Douglas Murray, Spectator: […]  Why leave nearly all the analysis out? Of course there were will be a trial, the due process of the law and so on. But if the attacker from Saturday night had been a white skinhead, or a neo-Nazi or had been wearing a big red MAGA hat I am fairly confident that the gay press and all of the mainstream media would be crawling over every angle of this story by now with an unparalleled fury, hurling allegations of ‘adjacency’ against all of their favourite...

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