They say no enemies to the Left, but when the going gets tough, they push one another in the line of fire first.
These hoes ain’t loyal.
They always beg a question with this rhetoric, critical theory never posits alternatives so you can never argue with an alternative.
And how, exactly, would a non-populist democracy work?
How? How would we count votes? Isn’t a vote like a beauty contest? This is absurd.
A selection of comments.
How else can Oxford law students tell welders about how privileged they are.
Identity politics is how the modern left got around having to deal with poorer people,class and economic inequality.
It was also about making the focus on themselves, their friends and not those beneath, whatever colour or sexuality etc they are.
It is a rejection of what the left was always about.
We were taught to value diversity back in the days when we weren’t overwhelmed by it. Now, the fear is setting in because we never thought that we, the majority, would have to sacrifice our own culture in order to help other people assimilate. I think the current problems are being caused by minorities who have not reciprocated by sacrificing a part of their culture to fit in with us. Yesterday, I noticed that the wrod ‘ADVENT’ has been replaced by ‘chocolate’ (thanks, Tesco). It seems we are no longer allowed to call advent calendars by their real name. I have always supported the multi-cultural society, but it’s gone too far now.
Edging towards some kind of argument about 15 years too late.
At last someone in this paper that gets it, sadly judging by the comments the average Guardianista still doesn’t and let’s be honest they never will, they’re not genuine left wingers, they’re more interested in virtue signalling than they are in actually doing any good.
The old left wouldn’t have supported staying in the EU and they wouldn’t have tolerated the harm mass immigration has done to the poorest, there’s a reason why UKIP could destroy the Labour Party.
Multiculturalism doesn’t work. Globalism is good for capitalists.
Utterly superb article that I am amazed to see on here, and which restores a considerable amount of my faith in the Guardian. So much so that I’ll give serious thought to contributing, finally.
Obviously I say this as the article effectively supports the position I’ve been setting out for years on here – I imagine many would disagree with this though. The problem for those people, is that they have no way to win power back with identity politics.
Oh no what a shame…
These people have never painted a room, have they? You plan your exit first, otherwise the expression ‘paint yourself into a corner’. Victory conditions, not that they read game theory. They probably think it’s the Scrabble rulebook.
It* was only going to work for as long as Labour held the working class.
The White working class.
You screwed over the white people and they stopped voting for you. Boo hoo.
They always beg the question, they presume their belief system is true and you agree with it, before speaking. Social Justice is a theory. So is creationism. So is astrology**. You can make a layman’s theory about anything, but the burden of proof is on you to apply that fantasy to reality. If you can’t, if you fail to FIX the problem and pontificate on about it (a Catholic term) then you lose. Leftists – all talk, no walk.
**Yes I’m mocking myself. However, I did predict Trump based on an uncanny Regulus, making me more reliable than 90% of MSM. Even most astrology sites were gunning for Hillary based on a misread of her natal chart.
“Hold the working class”
“No way to win back”
much force and entitlement, the Left always becomes fascist eventually
They know exactly what they’re doing. The type of creature to flop on its back, expose its belly and plead for mercy, and then, once your back is turned, kill you ruthlessly. If Trump hadn’t won, what do you think this article would have been about? They want to start fights and beat people (up) without using their fists. Cowards. Who listens to a chicken? Especially when they go Chicken Little about the ice caps (fine), the polar bears (fine) and the poor gays (better than ever). They complained about victory so we gave them defeat.