After years watching politics, the one thing that still bugs me more than almost anything is the left’s paradigm of identity politics. I know the right knows all about this. But for the sake of it, I want to frame it in speaking to the left. They’ll never read it but so what?
There are either denials about the use of identity politics or shrugs that both sides do it that it is just politics. It isn’t just politics, but has become just politics as usual.
So Democrats, forget your phony emotions for a second. The Democrat Party and elected Democrats don’t care about you. (stomach that) They don’t. They only care about your identity group. Even that is a shell game, as phony as their compassion for you.
That’s just the way it is. They are pretty proud of that, too. The proof is all over every Democrat’s campaign. Here is the big nut you are also forced to swallow. In turn for your part in this “process,” you are expected to vote with your identity group.
You are not an individual. You are a member of an identity group or identities. You are of no relevance or use to the party as an individual. (neither are your ideas) You will be expected to vote for and with your group(s). And your identity group will be expected to support the Democrat Party. Why isn’t that a disclosure on all their party literature?
This is plantation politics. I know you don’t like that term, but that’s what it is. You will never have an individual voice or say, because all that really matters is your identity group and its use to the Party. This ties in to what the rest of us normal people have been calling for some time the invisible or forgotten man — thus the invisible voter.
And the party spends its available time and resources managing those identities toward its ends. Call them the demigods of demographics. Your individual vote doesn’t really matter. It was hijacked, taken for granted, and sold into their identity paradigm — like an indentured servant. You thought Dems had issues with voter ID? It’s all about identity.
Yes, the function of the Democrat Party is to manage identities. As long as they do a good job managing them, everything is okay. Take a closer look at who you are. What matters is your identity. Teacher, union member, Latino, Hispanic, immigrant, refugee, black, black Hispanic, woman, white. You fit in where your identity is, from gender or race to cross-dressing hairdressers. Not how you see yourself? Irrelevant. That is how they see you.
You are expected to live within and vote your identity group. Don’t stray from that and you will be okay. But venture off the plantation, or from its hierarchy, and you have a problem. No one realizes this until one doesn’t stay in their lane, as you should.
The problem of management: Democrats have not been doing that too well either. They know it too, which is another thing deemed irrelevant But then you cannot make all the people happy all the time. As long as you the identity member realizes a certain amount of sacrifice will always be demanded for the greater cause. Sacrifice is expected. You won’t get everything your identity wants and neither will most others, save for the elite, elected. Their protection is a perk of the job.
The real costs of sacrifice is even irrelevant in exchange for the greater whole. There are no awards for sacrifice. All the accolades go to the greater cause or ends, except those at the top blanketed in praise. It keeps the masses happy. They get the accolades and you get the gratuitous slap on the back for making it all possible — you and your identity that is.
The party makes the decisions for you or on your behalf. See, they’ve decided, usually in advance, what you shall have and get. If it interferes with their elite leadership and greater agenda, it is thrown to the side. (no matter how noble you may think it is) You’ll get used to the sacrifice thing, just keep your eyes on their larger picture. You’ll get the hang of it.
Understand the only way this whole paradigm continues to work the way they designed and constructed it is if everyone sticks with their identity group. Another self-sacrifice, antiquated individualism. It is so ‘not today.’
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