According to the above, identity politics is defined as follows.
The laden phrase “identity politics” has come to signify a wide range of political activity and theorizing founded in the shared experiences of injustice of members of certain social groups. Rather than organizing solely around belief systems, programmatic manifestos, or party affiliation, identity political formations typically aim to secure the political freedom of a specific constituency marginalized within its larger context. Members of that constituency assert or reclaim ways of understanding their distinctiveness that challenge dominant oppressive characterizations, with the goal of greater self-determination.
Identity politics is being used as a sledge hammer by the left to further divide Americans at every turn. The mainstream media (MSM) is gleefully and eagerly using anything and everything that they can, including what they can make up and manufacture, to further drive deep and wide wedges at any opportunity. The list of items used under the title of “Identity Politics” include such things as sex, race, politics, and even income. Even America’s favorite past time, professional sports such as NFL and NBA have become political hotspots because a minority of thugs want to publicly disrespect our country with childish demonstrations of disrespect by kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem, etc. Do they have the right to do so, yes. The right to do so was secured by men and women who gave their lives in combat to secure these rights.
Don’t these images just cause your heart to swell with Patriotism and love for our country? Or, how about the darlings of the left (Antifa), who can’t wait to burn cars, smash windows, or assault people who disagree with them? Why just let some conservative dare to go to Berkley to speak about a philosophy different from those of extremist, far left and they can’t wait to start bashing people who try to express their free speech rights. Even to the point of keeping ambulances from being able to reach Emergency rooms with critically ill people, Antifa was more concerned with blocking the roadways to promote their agenda of hate.
There are some major causes for concern when considering this problem and what it will portend for the future of this country. Journalistic purity is a thing of the past and the MSM has been completely politicized and now weaponized by the Left. For the past few decades, the MSM at least made efforts to conceal their far left leanings and biases and most stories were only slightly biased. Since President Trump’s election however, that has completely stopped and over 95% of the coverage has been negative towards President Trump. The democrat party has been completely overtaken far left wing of that party. Now, colleges and Universities are churning out far left soldiers who by a one out of five statistic, believe that violence towards those who disagree with the left deserve to have violence committed on them.
Ok, so all of that is disturbing you might say but even though we might lose our right to free speech, and our right to bear arms, we can still worship God as we wish, right? In a word, no. There has been and continues to be a worldwide war on Christians. And now, Christmas is rapidly approaching which will bring about more municipalities refusing to allow Nativity scenes, chain stores refusing to allow employees to say “Merry Christmas”, and of course, the ban on anything and everything that can even remotely be considered religious in public schools in lieu of enlightened terms like “Winter Holiday” in place of “Christmas”.
After all, who could possibly want to embrace those antiquated, out dated, and especially Christian ideas like unity, love, or tolerance? How silly are those moldy old mottos like “United we stand, divided we fall”? But hey, we can just sit back, turn the TV off, and do nothing, right? No big deal, I can pretend like it doesn’t affect me and I’ll be fine, right? The answer to that question brings to mind the poem by Martin Niemöller that says the following. “First they came …” is a poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984).
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
God bless the United States of America!