Friday, April 27, 2018

Michelle Goldberg: "Democratic Politics Have To Be Identity Politics"

I think Goldberg is usually very reasonable. However, if Democratic politics...become? remain?...identity politics, I'm done with the Dems. There's little I'm more opposed to than the tribal psychosis of identity politics.
[At least Goldberg gets that political correctness is bad. But I'm not sure she understands how bad. Yes, I'm sure there are some crazy Trumpists who are confused about it. But I'm not sure how relevant that is. Dumb people being against x doesn't mean that x isn't horrible. PC is anti-free-speech, anti-reason, anti-science, and pro-identity politics. It's also, let's be honest, committed to the destruction of Western Civilization. Even Trump isn't bad enough to get me to vote for that. I'd rather risk another four years of that moronic jackass than risk further entrenching far-left insanity.
   Of course there's an easy solution: the Dems could repudiate the crazies and move back to the center. That's what Bill Clinton did. I hoped that's what HRC would do. But I don't expect that to happen now.]

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Blogger Pete Mack said...

Um. How is this unlike Republican politics?

9:07 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Do you honestly think that's what Republican politics is like? I mean, you could be right...but I'm not voting for those guys, either.

Also, honestly:
I've accepted that people tend to be partial to their own groups. I've largely made peace with that unlovely fact about humans.

As with so many such things, I draw the line at institutionalizing it as a principle and pretending that it's inevitable and/or good.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

Well, *I* remember the Purple Heart bandaid, etc.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

It turns out that the article doesn't at all match up with the title. (Her actual suggestions are rather less than radical.)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

Also: link is broken. I was able to find the article easily with a search.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Link fixed.

Yeah, the title is on the extreme end of the points she actually makes. I don't think I suggest otherwise. Indeed IF he left end of her suggestions, reflected in the title, are right, I'm outta there.

8:44 AM  

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