Pfhorrest wrote:Even the right-wing adoption of "identity politics" is itself an example of the same kind of thing I was laughing(?) at, the right taking a thing that they perceive to be an egregious fault of the left, something they love to complain and complain about the left doing, and then suddenly going "right then, I'll do that terrible thing back to you too!" even though it was never being done to them in the first place.
I think the identity politics thing is more about the fact that they see the change, and not the status quo, along-side the fact that when the status quo benefits white men, any politics that seeks to achieve equality automatically means less money for white men - the situation is easy to exploit with propaganda, especially when they already believe that free market capitalism is inherently equitable. The other economic problems we are facing with things like less in pensions as well as millennials living at home for longer with more expensive tuition just compounds all of that - if wages were actually increasing, and if the actual quality of life in this country wasn't declining for many people, then maybe people wouldn't see equality as such an attack on them, personally.
It would just be nice if they would direct their anger at capitalism and stop thinking about the past as being such a great place.