The Meaning of a Multicultural America: 323,341,000 Individuals

Multiculturalism is often an excuse for identity politics: the (politically useful) notion that every member of an ethnic or religious group “should” support policies A,B & C and vote for candidates X, Y and Z based solely on their membership in an identity that is a useful tool for political exploitation.

Multiculturalism is not about identity politics–it’s about being recognized as an individual with your own character, experience, values and views. Yes, we draw upon our genetic heritage, our experience of race, gender and faith, and a thousand other confluences of life in America and the world beyond.

But no individual can be reduced down to race, gender and faith–which is the entire purpose of identity politics.Identity politics is a specific form of propaganda that exploits our sense of membership in various groups into support for specific policies and politicos.

The implicit threat of identity politics is that if you fail to support the (propagandized) policy / politico, then you’ve betrayed your group and identity.

This force-feeding of political choices as “proof of identity” is a powerful tool of propaganda. If you’re a true American, for example, you’ll support the latest war of choice. Refusing to support the “official” position transforms you into an enemy that must be mocked, ridiculed, harassed and marginalized with slurs and put-downs.

Dissent and thinking for oneself means you’re un-American, unpatriotic, or other identity-based slams: an Oreo, Banana or Coconut (black / yellow / brown on the outside, white on the inside), not a “real” Christian (i.e. you don’t accept my political interpretation of faith), a “real” Muslim, a “real” environmentalist, etc. etc.

Identity politics are powerful tools for demagoguery and bias, and the way to eliminate these threats is to eliminate identity politics altogether. The way to eliminate demagoguery and bias is to think for yourself and reject all propaganda aimed at boxing you into an identity-based position.

The next president of the U.S. will be the elected leader of 323,341,000 individuals, not a bunch of identity-based (and politically potent) stereotypical mythologies. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know any mythological immigrants, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Chinese-Americans, etc.–I only know individuals.

The Dark Side of Politics–identity politics–is powerful indeed, and an irresistible draw for politicos and interest groups bent on preserving or extending their own private power and wealth.

Don’t give in to the Dark Side–think for yourself and make political, social and economic decisions as an individual. The only way we’ll rid the American polity of its cancer–the privileged few benefit at the expense of the many–is to vote against everyone singing the siren song of identity politics for their own benefit.

Imagine being told by some politico that if you’re truly a fan of the Golden State Warriors, you must vote for him to “prove your loyalty” as a Warriors fan. This is absurd, but it’s identity politics in a nutshell.

My new book is #3 on Kindle short reads -> politics and social science: Why Our Status Quo Failed and Is Beyond Reform ($3.95 Kindle ebook, $8.95 print edition)For more, please visit the book’s website.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
This entry was posted in General and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.
  • Fee-fi-fo-fum

    Come on Identity politics is fine for blacks Jews and every Ramon, Miguel, and Fernando, but not for whites. Charles Smith is a cuckservative, a white hater and a possible covert Jew agent seeking to harm whites.

    • Fee-fi-fo-fum – 9814 comments • 5751 votes

      Sticks and stones may break my bones

      Meaning: A response to an insult, implying that “You might be hurt able to hurt me by physical force but not by insults”.

      Origin: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’ is a stock response to verbal bullying in school playgrounds throughout the English-speaking world. It sounds a little antiquated these days and has no doubt been superseded by more streetwise comebacks. The earliest citation of it that I can find is from an American periodical with a largely black audience, The Christian Recorder, March 1862: Remember the old adage, ‘Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me’. True courage consists in doing what is right, despite the jeers and sneers of our companions. That reference to the expression as an ‘old adage’ in 1862 suggests and earlier coinage.

      • Fee-fi-fo-fum

        What are you selling, jerkoff??

    • Klaus Maffei

      There is no such thing as “white, black, yellow, etc” race…there is only one race: the human race (homo sapiens).

      Americans of European ancestry, must be called “European-Americans,” however that definition is still extremely vague and biased since these individuals are crossbreeds of many ethnic groups raging from Northern Europe, the Urals, Central Asia, Asia Minor, the Middle East and Northern Africa; moreover, 70% of European- Americans carry in their DNA Native American ancestry (and a very significant part of that population feels too embarrassed or apprehensive to admit such fact).

      Consequently, these Americans of “European” ancestry are in reality “White Mestizos” (or “Weißen Mischlinge”) and the color of their skin does not give them any sense of uniqueness.

      • Fee-fi-fo-fum

        That is bullshit and you know it, Jew.

        • Sapo

          Embarrassed of being a “White Mestizo” or “Weißen Mischling”?
          One more evidence that European-Americans have indeed a troubling identity crisis and are unable to cope with such reality.

          • Fee-fi-fo-fum

            Trump is the leader of whites, schmuck. Why do you think Smith feels threatened by white identity??

          • Baldor Wassermann

            Donald Trump, a Zionist shill and staunch supporter of Israel (“Israel First, Not America” is his real motto) becoming the leader of the so-called “whites” in the United States…Sapo is 100% correct in asserting that you have indeed an identity crisis…get professional help Mischling, because it seems that you are developing the early stages of misanthropy.

          • Fee-fi-fo-fum

            Really?? Then why do the Jews hate him and want him dead?? What kind of games are you trying to play Jew?? Are you for Trump and if so tell me why??

          • Fee-fi-fo-fum

            Baldor, your Jew princess, Gwyneth Paltrow as got her golden dildo up for sale, only $15,000. It would make a great addition to your collection.

    • wunsacon

      I think your comments like these:

      >> Charles Smith is a cuckservative, a white hater and a possible covert Jew agent seeking to harm whites.

      >> That is bullshit and you know it, Jew.

      detract from the comments section. Please refrain from making them in the future.

      • Fee-fi-fo-fum

        It is the truth. Do I tell you to hold your tongue when speaking the truth?? Do I Jew??

  • Here get some commentary from some insiders and some media folks.

    Children Of The State

    The destruction of the family unit is an essential step to take towards achieving totalitarian rule. Radical feminism and global collectivism are slowly but surely eradicating individuals and families alike paving the way for a one world government controlled by the state.

    https://youtu.be/JtjsD0gplHE

    • wunsacon

      >> The destruction of the family unit is an essential step to take towards achieving totalitarian rule.

      I disagree with that. I see the choice of organization around “family unit” as orthogonal to totalitarianism. Ironically, I see “family” (values, units, etc.) as an example of Republican identity politics.

      • Here is another thought provoking video. The Tale of the Slave – Robert Nozick

        This is a remix, no copyright intended. “The Tale of the Slave” features in Robert Nozick’s book, “Anarchy, State and Utopia”. I would recommend re-watching the video to see clearly if Nozick’s question is answerable.

        https://youtu.be/uxRSkM8C8z4

      • If you viewed you heard these comments straight from the folks involved. Did you view or even listen?

        • wunsacon

          I see a streak of totalitarianism in Republican “family values” groups.

          Must I confine my thought to the “information” presented within four corners of the article? Don’t be silly.

          • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” James Madison