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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I think it's worth the two an a half minutes just in case you have any illusions about how comfortably our current system engages with popular liberal 'intersectional' activist lingo.

If CIA recruitment ads speak better to these issues than US liberals I know, that's a sign that these politics not only don't have any teeth for us, but they are a key part of maintaining the current order.

(which, obvs most of us know already, but I like reminders like this)

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nbdy wrote (edited )

This is probably he most absurd thing I've ever seen. Can't even wrap my head around it.

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syster wrote

that's a sign that these politics not only don't have any teeth for us, but they are a key part of maintaining the current order.

I agree that identity politics is flawed, but I don't follow the causality that because the CIA is coopting it, it is a sign to be a key of maintaining order. In order to maintain order, you are simply forced to make 1. compromise, 2. win a debate/use enough force or 3. be annihilated. They lost the second but obvious still wish to maintain order, and being annihilated isn't an option to them.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

If it wasn't clear, I was taking issue with liberal identity politics.

I don't think I agree with the rest of what you said, but I didn't understand it fully either.

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syster wrote

ok gotcha. I usually see "identity politics" here used to be an euphemism for "liberal identity politics", so I falsely assumed this to be true here as well.

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RadicalConstructivist wrote

The like to dislike ratio, combined with "comments are turned off", amuses me greatly.

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CaptainACAB wrote

Who was it that said performative identity politics would lead to white supremacy not needing white people anymore?

Other than many prominent radical theorists of color, I mean.

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UberGeek wrote

What if half of the oppressor's enforcement arm is a person of color? Does this mean socialism?

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