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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:35 PM

"I am against identity politics ...

which means I'm in favor of white identity politics"

I am against identity politics, which means I'm in favor of white identity politics
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/i-am-against-identity-politics-by-which-i-mean-i-am-in-favor-of-white-identity-politics

I believe everyone deserves a fair shot in life once people who already have a bunch of advantages are given a few extra fair shots in life if they ever make a mistake. I believe in kindness, decency, and treating your neighbors with respect unless they might cause property values to go down. I believe that politicians should be accountable to certain kinds of people. I believe that, when it comes down to it, we all have similar hopes, fears, and dreams, and it is our job to support each other’s dreams unless it makes us uncomfortable or requires courage.

Which is why, when I hear people talking about identity politics, I — quite rationally — can’t help but get upset and irrationally angry. I mean, enough is enough from a certain perspective. The LGBTQ constituency, the African-American constituency, immigrants, women, Native Americans — all these groups are facing difficulties, and for some reason they think politicians should speak to those difficulties. But I know better. I know that’s a trap. The only way to win elections is to sort of speak to those difficulties but mostly don’t.

In other words, if the Dems want to win in 2020, they need to focus on kitchen-table issues. Very specific kitchen tables, in very specific neighborhoods. Let me explain. Having access to clean drinking water: is this a “kitchen-table issue” in certain Native Americans reservations and mostly African-American neighborhoods? You bet. But is it a “kitchen-table issue”? No. Discrimination in jobs or housing based on the gender of your partner: is this a “kitchen-table issue” for people in the LGBTQ community? Obviously yes. But is it a “kitchen-table issue”? No. The rise of hate crimes and Islamophobia: is this a “kitchen-table issue” for Muslims and other groups that have to live in fear? Clearly yes. But is it a “kitchen-table issue”? That’s a solid no.
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Dems, listen up. If you want my vote, you need to drop all this identity politics stuff and focus on white identity politics. That means talk about the white part of the economy. That means talk about white people’s kitchen tables. That means develop a sane and humane immigration policy but don’t talk about why people are fleeing Central America. Be decent. Let me think that I could grab a beer with you and if I said some sexist stuff you wouldn’t call me out on it. Frame absolutely everything as an economic rather than a moral issue — from war to the environment to healthcare — and explain how your administration will benefit my white, small-town cousins who in no way, shape, or form would ever vote for you.

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StarfishSaver Jul 2019 OP
Caliman73 Jul 2019 #1
hlthe2b Jul 2019 #2
htuttle Jul 2019 #4
mcar Jul 2019 #3
Gothmog Jul 2019 #5
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2019 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #7

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:40 PM

1. Yep.

All politics is identity politics. It is just that White identity politics is just called ... politics. I mean it is the same concept behind Black History month and Latino History month. "Well, why isn't there a White history month? There is, it is called History.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:41 PM

2. I don't know this author but it sounds like he is being facetious? That is a humor site...





In addition, seeing some of the subjects of prior writings makes me think so:

Innocent Children Are Dying In Unconscionable Human Warehouses On the US-Mexico Border, But I’m Going to Use My Political Capital to Complain About the Non-Existent Coddling of Millennials


Welcome to Zilloe, Which Is the Same as Zillow But Only Includes Houses You Can’t Afford In Places You’ll Never Live

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:00 PM

4. Yes, it's definitely a humor site

Don't miss one of the best pieces on there, the iconic Fall rant:

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/its-decorative-gourd-season-motherfuckers



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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:59 PM

3. Another good one from McSweeney's

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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:54 PM

5. Yep

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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:58 PM

6. K&R. "Very specific kitchen tables, in very specific neighborhoods." Devastating.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 09:10 PM

7. focus on impeaching orange things

Anything that resembles that pasty stuff in a baby's diaper, except with corn silk stuck on the pile, should be impeached.

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