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.
“Remember being human is given, but keeping our humanity is a choice.” Kaushal Kishore
Agree with absolutely everything you have said here. I have been trying to tell people this for a while now. I would only add that a component of this is the sense of impending doom or that an Armageddon is around the corner. The idea that we are not in control of events, when we absolutely are not just in control of events, but also our perceptions of them.
Most of the problems we have now are boring problems that have existed as long as civilization. War, inflation, energy, education, etc. – these are all boring public policy problems that we know how to deal with. The main issue for all of them is producing the political will to do anything about it. Russia, China, Iran, among others (including domestic profiteers) have very much figured out that they can keep us functionally paralyzed by identity politics so these problems are drawn out across decades. We are watching a repeat of the barbarians and the Roman Empire here, and it’s working. When I taught my daughter Roman history last year, one of our more interesting discussions was about how barbarians had invaded the Roman Empire from within long before they had invaded them from without. You don’t need to fire a single bullet to win a war. Just break people’s brains and they will nuke their own wealth.
Honestly, it is amazing how much totally unnecessary rage ordinarily good people are carrying around with them every day. You stop consuming the news cycle and outrage du jour on social media for even a short period of time, and it really is like scales fall from your eyes.
I agree that these are long-standing and repeated problems, but I do think that technology and globalization and the climate agenda are putting a new twist on how governments make policy decisions. I think they are very open about wanting a global governing authority for healthcare, for example. And correct me if I’m wrong , but I think currency is changing. As in the dominance of the dollar. And I think technology has greatly increased the capacity to spread propaganda and misinformation. So while these are the same old problems, new solutions are available. Some good, some not good. Keeping people employed is going to require creating jobs but at the same time, climate activists want people to consume less. I’m trying to imagine what type of jobs will exist in an anti-growth world . Saudi’s population is very much dependent on oil revenues, for example. They are being told that they need to build a new economy, with more women working and without oil. Seems like a tough problem. What I mean is that our world runs on global trade. But the climate agenda people say you can’t keep using up earths resources and you need to stop buying things from far away because it uses too much energy to transport products . I see two separate agendas that clash. Thoughts on that ?
I am really hoping that the younger generations’ experience with covid is going to put an end to the nationalized (let alone globalized) health care debate. They seemed to be the ones philosophically all-in about it before covid, and they were the ones most hurt by covid hysteria. I guess we’ll see.
When it comes to energy, I support getting energy however it’s possible to get it. Use all ideas. I’m not sure there is a global energy agenda in any real sense (beyond the Davos crowd posturing before they fly home on their fossil-fuel guzzling private jets, etc.). But there are a ton of rent-seeking start-ups, and I think that is where we get the big push for green energy spending domestically. It’s not any different than what we have seen with Wall Street, then tech, then the pharmaceutical industry. They all try to manufacture some crisis to allow a big wealth transfer from taxpayers to their pals. The thing is, none of these players expect it to be a durable thing, so much as a gold rush. I think the gold rush mentality is the legacy of the 2008 financial crisis. Everyone saw how profitable that episode was, how willing the political establishment was to put bad decision-making on the country’s credit card, and how no one was held personally accountable. Now every industry wants to repeat that recipe. In economics, we call this “moral hazard” – situations where people are detached from the consequences of their behavior. We live in a world of moral hazard now. Energy is just the latest iteration of that particular approach to corruption. Doesn’t mean green energy is bad, much like 2008 did not mean we needed to throw out the entire concept of a mortgage. We just need to care about the motives of specific players, and our social media-driven political economy doesn’t allow for that kind of nuance.
Everyone loves to talk about the demise of the dollar as the reserve currency, but this is the first time we are seeing into the future in any real sense. I’ve argued on my blog in the past that there is an anti-western alliance behind more or less everything now. It used to be concealed, but the Ukraine War has pulled it out into the open for anyone who is willing to get a good look. I went into this thinking that they had until the end of the Biden administration to push the envelope, but watching Trump folks talk about Putin like he’s some kind of victim and flat-out circulating Russian propaganda has blown my mind. I’m done supporting conservatives that want to enable the demise of western liberal democracies and support unthinkably cruel totalitarian regimes. These folks deserve a Darwin award for their worldviews.
Technology is a super weird thing to talk about. We own a software company that develops financial and operations management software for large international corporations. I have a front-row seat to the jobs that will be automated away, because I am one of the people doing it. We use our background in finance and economics essentially to reduce trade interactions to formulas. When you read about who is getting replaced by “robots” in the news, they tend to think of the “victims” of that as being people without any skills. Uneducated folks who do menial jobs. But it’s not. Most of the jobs that are being automated away are people who work in logical systems. Accountants. Middle managers. Warehouse staff. Traders in the financial markets. Eventually it will be doctors and lawyers too. Most of these people are sitting on degrees that they went deep into debt to obtain. We thought we would be in trouble with the covid recession, but demand for automating business functions boomed instead. I was talking to someone who works in accounts receivable recently and she was going on about how she is pleading with her boss to automate much of the data entry work she does on a daily basis because she thinks she has too much to do. I was just sitting there thinking, man, be careful what you ask for. It is a very short trip from data entry to automating analysis.
But even that is a boring old problem in economics (called creative destruction). When was the last time you rode a horse to the grocery store? What happened to all the people who used to breed and raise and train and treat horses? They found new things to do with themselves when the automobile was invented. In economics, folks will tell you the government usually has to step in to help folks with that transition. I think we are looking at a period where there will be a lot of welfare directed at people who were previously sold on the idea of being elites. Not the first time in history that has happened either (it’s the entire premise of Downtown Abbey, in fact).
Downton, lol autocorrect
Climate Change, Tricky Dick, Watergate, and Greta Thunberg. Natural News.EU parliament declares fossil fuel to be “green” energy as climate change narrative collapses.
The EU parliament just announced a decision that’s causing the fraudulent climate change narrative to self-destruct. “EU parliament backs labeling gas and nuclear investments as green,” reads a Reuters headline from yesterday. “The European Parliament on Wednesday backed EU rules labeling investments in gas and nuclear power plants as climate-friendly.”
The fraudulent, junk science narrative of “climate change” has caused western nations (including the USA) to dismantle much of their fossil fuel infrastructure over the last 20 years.
Suddenly, European nations are panicking to try to rebuild their energy infrastructure. But since they’ve officially blocked most funding for non-green energy projects, the only way to get funds to rebuild fossil fuel infrastructure is to declare fossil fuels to be “green.”
Never forget that the “green” movement is part of the globalist depopulation agenda to starve billions of human beings to death while collapsing economies around the world.
You certainly presented the argument well and I agree with you. It is so much easier to rule a divided people than one that is set upon maintaining their rights. Enough with the distractions…let’s be sure to point them out! Good job!
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