Identity Politics的必然后果,就是按Identity分群,然后武斗
文章来源: tibuko2017-08-14 10:48:02


Identity politics是一剂毒药,把人群按不可更改的天生特质分类以后互相斗争,而因为这些特质不能改,斗争就无法调和而愈演愈烈。


比起阶级斗争,这种政治更加无可救药,左派同志阵营里面也有强烈反省的声音,可惜,所谓的Obama Coalition,那些用IP获得了2008-2012年总统选举的“聪明人”们,认为挑动群众斗群众是长期必胜法宝。因为拉美移民出生率,远超整体人口出生率,所以以后世界一定是他们的

可他们想错了,ideas and principles do matter,年轻人,墨裔也不会全部就听左派的指挥根据他们的出生而以为政治就是斗白人。

华尔街日报等了一位左派同志对Identity Politics的反省:

Liberals should reject the divisive, zero-sum politics of identity and find their way back to a unifying vision of the common good

To meet the Reagan challenge, we liberals needed to develop an ambitious new vision of America and its future that would again inspire people of every walk of life and in every region of the country to come together as citizens. Instead we got tangled up in the divisive, zero-sum world of identity politics, losing a sense of what binds us together as a nation. What went missing in the Reagan years was the great liberal-democratic We. Little wonder that so few now wish to join us.


The results of this shift are now plain to see. The classic Democratic goal of bringing people from different backgrounds together for a single common project has given way to a pseudo-politics of self-regard and increasingly narrow and exclusionary self-definition. And what keeps this approach to politics alive is that it is cultivated in the colleges and universities where liberal elites are formed. 


As a teacher, I am increasingly struck by a difference between my conservative and progressive students. Contrary to the stereotype, the conservatives are far more likely to connect their engagements to a set of political ideas and principles. Young people on the left are much more inclined to say that they are engaged in politics as an Xconcerned about other Xs and those issues touching on X-ness. And they are less and less comfortable with debate.


Black Lives Matter is a textbook example of how not to build solidarity. By publicizing and protesting police mistreatment of African-Americans, the movement delivered a wake-up call to every American with a conscience. But its decision to use this mistreatment to build a general indictment of American society and demand a confession of white sins and public penitence only played into the hands of the Republican right.