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  • Gracchus (1257 posts)
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    Adam Fisher: The Blind Spots of Liberalism

    Adam Fisher has a good article in Jacobin on the pitfalls of modern liberalism, especially classless identity politics. Here is a good excerpt from the article:

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    Classless identity politics is a failure because it ends up elevating elites instead of recognizing the commonality all working-class and poor people share. We all experience oppression due to class, even if that oppression can be compounded by race, gender, or sexuality.

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    For the full article see: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/12/class-white-workers-trump-rural-america/

     

     

     

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  • Betty Karlson (3352 posts)
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    1. Recommending this with all my heart. eom

    "Someone hacks the DNC allowing all of America to see how the DNC operates as one of the most corrupt political machines in national history. Ergo, Hillary Clinton should be installed as President by judicial fiat. And if you do not agree to this scheme you deserve to be brought up on charges of treason because fascism." - NUGrrl, december 2016 “Once a person has been determined to be an UNTRUSTWORTHY LIAR, their pretend stances on important issues are simply not relevant to rational discussion.” – Ida Briggs, September 2016
    • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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      2. ditto

      “The reactionary that blames the plight of workers on the breakdown of traditional marriage and porous borders has more in common with the liberal pundit who blames racism and homophobia on the ignorance of white workers than either would like to admit.”

      • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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        3. Classless identity politics is a failure

        In one rarified area, the wage gap has apparently vanished: chief executive officers of America’s richest companies. But this means very little to, say, women in traditionally feminized occupations like nursing and home health care work. A $15 minimum wage would be a more significant win for feminism than gender parity for CEOs.

        Similarly, in my childhood town, glass ceilings and the shattering of them didn’t improve the lives of those just trying to pick themselves up off the floor.” The Yahoo CEO’s gender, or the US president’s race, had very little impact on the average citizen’s life. It wasn’t of much consequence to them if a prominent CNN anchor was gay, or if a black woman was a media mogul, or if a past Olympian had gender reassignment surgery.

        However, it did matter if their standard of living was simultaneously decreasing and the precarity of their job was endangering their children’s future.

        Classless identity politics is a failure because it ends up elevating elites instead of recognizing the commonality all working-class and poor people share. We all experience oppression due to class, even if that oppression can be compounded by race, gender, or sexuality.