identity politics

From Identity Politics to Emancipation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 23/03/2018 - 5:14am in

Movements that put forth the rights of the marginalized as a universal cause are the only way to move beyond a superficial politics of representation.

A response to Leo Casey.

The Limits of Class

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 23/03/2018 - 5:12am in

Marxist critiques of identity politics place an inordinate weight on the working class as agent of change—and elide its often contradictory history.

A reply to Shuja Haider.

The Perils of Universalism

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 21/03/2018 - 5:25pm in

The authoritarian offensive has primarily taken the form of attacks on racialized others. We must fight back accordingly.

The Rise of Fascism in a Brave New Digital World

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 25/01/2018 - 5:33pm in

by Jeff Einstein, via DigitalApostate There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution Aldous Huxley We are watching Huxley’s dystopian vision of a Brave New World controlled by state-sanctioned addiction unfold right before our eyes. And true to Huxley’s prescience, we rather enjoy it. The only surprise is that the operative pharmacological agents he warned against aren’t delivered in pill or liquid or other physical form, and we don’t call them soma or heroin or crystal meth or crack.  They’re delivered in bits and bytes instead, and we call them media.  Consider… The average American household has only 2.75 people, but 3 …

The anti-Trump “Resistance” Is Nothing More Than a Democratic Party Fundraising Campaign

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 20/01/2018 - 1:03am in

One year after Donald Trump took office and the Women’s March supposedly marked the rise of a new anti-Trump Resistance, it is crystal clear that the Resistance amounts to nothing more than a campaign to elect more Democrats to high office. The only trouble is, Democrats never push for liberal, much less progressive or left, politics once they get into power. The Democratic Party is where the American Left goes to die…and Trump hasn’t changed that.