How did we get to the point where most of the world has a list of labels for themselves that they use to protect themselves from people with a different list?
Identity politics did not happen by mistake. A divided population is weak and easily defeated. Chaos, violence, fear and financial strain are added to the pot to further sicken the public and prevent them from not only fighting back, but from even understanding who the real enemy is. It’s not your neighbor, by the way.
But why did the plan work so well? Because people who are taught from childhood that their emotions are their guide are easily kept from thinking things through logically. Remove absolute truth, remove natural law, remove God, and people are now trying to navigate in a storm in a boat without a paddle. Then when chaos strikes, it’s easy to get them to believe in the ‘other’ as the enemy, instead of seeing the truth that the enemy is governments AND multinational corporations becoming one.
The other reason that identity politics works is that we naturally like to blame others for problems, even problems we aren’t really affected by, so we jump on the bandwagon of our favorite team. Rivalry, competition, self-interest, and hate come very naturally to our kind. It’s not hard to stir that up with focused media campaigns, protests, and speeches led by charismatic and attractive people that we can relate to because they are ‘like us’.
Tell people that someone is trying to take their ‘stuff’ and you can lead them by the nose. Even the left who claims to be so generous and willing to give up their (excess) money to support various causes is easily controlled by playing on their desire to see themselves as ‘good people’. The day will come when they realize they got played into helping to fund the end of freedom.
Pride and selfishness are two sides of the same coin. Some people are controlled by appealing to ‘collectiveness’ and others by appealing to ‘independence’. The truth is that we are already connected and dependent on each other by economics. Going back to surviving without globalism is not a good idea and not necessary. We can help each other have a better life by trading.
But identity politics makes local and global relations with other people much more difficult. We have to ask ourselves who and why would anyone want to keep the world from getting along and being less dependent on government control over the economy.
When you hear of the threat of ‘fraud’ and how people like us must be protected from bad guys who want to steal our money, do you ask yourself who has been taking our money all these years and sharing it amongst themselves? Yes, the government.
Keep the public fighting each other instead of shrinking the bureaucracy, throwing out the corrupt leaders and rejecting cradle to grave control. Tell the young people that it’s the old people’s fault. Tell the Blacks to blame the Whites. Tell the Americans to blame the immigrants. Tell the workers to blame their bosses. Tell the poor to blame the rich. Tell the parents to blame the teachers. Do not look behind the curtain!
Meanwhile power grows and freedom is lost.
I suggest that identity politics is a demonic tool to prevent freedom, equality and prosperity from spreading too far, which is the opposite of what they want you to think. The real enemy is the devil himself and this is a spiritual battle.
If you are reading this and trying to figure out whose side I’m on, it’s because you are judging me by identity politics. I’m on the side of truth, justice, freedom, equality under the law and without the law, self-determination, the Golden Rule, and peace. Shouldn’t we all be on that side?
Do I think there’s much hope for things to change, not really. Some people are becoming more locally minded and more open minded about people that are different from them. I don’t know if it’s enough to overcome identity politics, but I will keep praying for that. In the meantime, hang on to your identity as a human being because they are coming for that next.