Identity Politics & The Great Scattering

Sep 9, 2019 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: Mary Eberstadt just published a great new book, Primal Screams: How The Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. Her thesis is that the fragmentation and dissolution of the family as an institution created a primal craving for a sense of identity among young people. In this essay for Quillette, Eberstadt explains her diagnosis: […] Let’s try a new theory: Our macro-politics have become a mania about identity because our micropolitics are no...

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“Dare to be different! Resist eco-panic and ‘Woke.’”

Sep 6, 2019 by

by Gavin Ashenden: Eco-injustice has, with the help of Greta Thunberg caught the public imagination and turned into a mass movement. Refuse to panic at your peril. But it is strange how she has captured the imagination of so many people. She has indeed made many people panic. In the meantime I’m with Professor Sally Davies, Chief Government Medical Officer. She says Greta has peaked too early with her eco-panic. Prof Sally says that if you really want to help avert an apocalypse, our misuse of...

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Identity politics devours itself

Jul 19, 2019 by

by Michael Brown, Christian Post: There is a biblical principle that everything produces after its own kind. Cats produce cats. Dogs produce dogs. Apple trees produce apples. Orange trees produce oranges. Love produces love. Hate produces hate. What does identity politics produce? It produces bigotry. It produces division. It produces a victim mentality. We’re seeing it today in the Democratic party. Joe Biden is now a racist. Nancy Pelosi is a racist. The party is reaping what it sowed....

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Muslims vs. LGBT: The ‘Coalition of the Minorities’ Collapses.

Jun 7, 2019 by

by David Kurten, Human Events: The good forces of conservatism, liberty and democracy are coming together to fight the state’s power grab from parents. And we will win. In the current drive to normalize transgenderism and same-sex parenting to the youngest of children, those who dissent are aggressively smeared by the politically correct establishment as bigots, homophobes, and transphobes. This is resulting in unintended consequences for the liberal metropolitan elite. The ‘coalition of the...

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Identity politics is dividing Britons, warns equality commission chief

May 26, 2019 by

by Jamie Doward and Heidi Boahen, Observer: David Isaac says people’s growing tendency to define themselves by faith, gender or race is diminishing empathy. The increasing tendency for people to define themselves by their faith, gender, sexuality or race is undermining empathy among Britons, says the chair of the country’s equality watchdog. David Isaac, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, told the Observer that identity politics had been hugely important in advancing the civil...

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‘Is sexual attraction the point of being human’? Why is the Progressive Left trying to shame us into silence when we ask?

Mar 14, 2019 by

by Gavin Ashenden: Identity politics raises so many questions, we need a safe public space to talk about what they will do to our society and culture. My regular readers will understand that I have been giving some thought recently to what it means when people make accusations of homophobia to silence the debate. Further reading takes you into the world of mental illnesses. Phobias are the most common form of mental illness in the West. The psychiatrists explain one can add the suffix ’phobe’...

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