Identity politics is all about aligning yourself within a specific and identifiable group from which you garner your individual identity. In other words, if you identify as LGBTQZY or whatever they’re calling themselves these days then your identity is bound up with who you tend to fuck. Or in the case of transvestites, a mental illness.
Identity politics is thus a substitute for having an actual personality. It is also instant companionship for those who are unable to find friends because they lack said personality. They are also very easy to join. In the case of the gay group all you need to do is say that you’re attracted to the same sex. You don’t even have to physically sleep with them. You can join a disabled group by claiming that you’re suffering from PTSD. Simples.
Every group that exists within identity politics will skew heavily to the left for the simple reason that most of them are somewhat insane and unable to function within the real world. Their cognitive dissonance thus shields them from what would otherwise be obvious weaknesses in their belief system.
For example, a great rallying cry for all progressives is that of equality which they manage to hold while simultaneously clinging to their individual identity groups. This hypocrisy is fundamental to their existence. It’s one rule for them and one rule for everyone else.
Pointing out the obvious defects in their mental contortions as I am doing here is known as “bullying” and being “oppressive”. If you criticize someone who is a member of the LGBTRZX group then you are “homophobic”. The inference is that gay people are above criticism. Likewise, torturing a feminist with little things like logic and facts will have you labeled a misogynist quicker than the announcement of a new safe space at a Milo campus speech. Minorities are what is known as any race or creed that is not white. Have a dispute with someone of minority status and you are immediately labeled a racist. On and on it goes.
Recently there has been a new development along these lines. We are starting to see people being labeled as “openly racist” or “openly homophobic”. The addition of openly is a welcome development as far as those on the alt right are concerned. If you are openly racist then this signifies that you do not care about the ad hominem attacks on your character. The best example of this is Donald Trump:
Yet I notice that people accusing Trump of racism use the word “openly” like a tic. He’s never just “racist” or “white supremacist”. He’s always “openly racist” and “openly white supremacist”. Trump is openly racist, openly racist, openly racist, openly racist, openly racist, openly racist, openly racist.
From now on I will not be satisfied with being simply called a racist or a misogynist or a homophobe or a climate denier. My goal will be to earn the openly epithet as well. This can only be bestowed upon you by someone from the progressive side, preferably someone within the very group itself. It is an acknowledgement by your enemies that their most powerful barbs have no effect on you. Because you do not care.