Clearly, the identity of the American has always been one of relationship to majority-minority concentrations of power...
AntiProgressivism·n: refers to the pursuit of destructive elements of human endeavors and entropic views of traditional values disguised as advancing human civilization. Aids, heroin addiction, and poverty in the black community is the result of AntiProgressivism. These are the views of Ed Koch, Obama, and Bush.
Medgar Evers was murdered not for shooting at the police, nor for fleeing the scene of a crime, nor because he refused to drop his gun: Medgar Evers was murdered for getting a job promotion.
Litmus Paper Fallacies
Did anybody see Antifa November 4? No. But the efforts of the msm and fb to blame the threats made by the group to be a conspiracy created by Alex Jones is exactly what I mean: if I call a liar a liar, that does not mean the person they are lying about is a saint, nor he, nor I, a racist, for disagreeing with the ethos driving their lies...it means merely that I spoke the truth.
"The world owes me something," is the folly of youth. "The world owes me for four hundred years of slavery, and I identify myself and my current generation to be the one that it owes," this is the folly of youth tragically bestowed with a (fake) political call to power. "We must stop these people before they take over," is reactionary.
"We must arrest the advancement of a subversive element of society for whom the rule of law means nothing," this is the identity politics of the rational inhabitants of the US. And it identifies no color, at all.
Maybe the identity political movements are seeing themselves, finally. And maybe they are as shocked by them as we have been. Maybe they see what is missing....
All identity politics feature an absence of legitimacy, and an absence of the promotion of a positive message about that identity, which erupt into expressions regarding that identity as one without character, rational views of modern life, and the paralyzation of a dream through ignorance, violence, and unbelievable selfishness.
The White AlbumTo date, scholars identify KKK and Nazism in the USA as "white identity politics". Whereas, Sinn Fein, in Ireland, is just a movement. But it fits the bill when first formed. The difference is that peace in N Ireland has removed the movement from the streets, and now the political wing of the IRA is a party. Thus, the Catholic Irish identity is now viewed as a part of the majority.
The Milwaukee riots...
KKK and Nazism in America have not destroyed a single American city, but both groups are linked, and the KKK was founded by Southern Democrats.The murders and acts of terror commited against the Civil Rights movement are in no way, excusable. But this legitimacy, such as what entranced and infuriated the world in the Medgar Evers case, is noticeably absent in the identity politics that sprung up in its place. Identity politics were always reactionary, and in white identity politics, there is no exception.
In essence, identity politics stratagems include the observation of the majority of whites not approving of the KKK or American Nazis, nor of the Black Panthers, or BLM. Then, they ask the question, "...can identity politics marginalize the majority until it embraces them?" This is the trade of reactionary logic, and begins a path of AntiProgressivism whose resolve lives not in the realm of the practical.
The answer is "no", but the government in each state owes the majority the rights of democratic rule. And, in states where Confederate statues have been removed, it should reinforce the demand to an end to racism in both the majority and minority populations.
If racism has not ended, then the dialogue about removing statues needs to be changed, because it represents a pathetic line of logic that concluded that by removing a statue, an inatimate object, racism, a very animated fact of human history, would also be removed, with it. And it also encourages the empowerment of perfect ignorance, or subversive efforts at regime change, to indulge this, or to engage in it, at all.
But, once removing statues, and pursuing cultural annihilation is clearly demonstrated to be inaccurate as a solution, then the real issues need to be addressed, and real solutions attempted. And, for as long as black people keep electing democrats, it isn't going to happen. Why work, when they can keep blaming statues, and distract the black community from black on black crime, which is 300% higher than black on white crime? Tearing up statues, or Charlotte, is much easier than, say, funding an adequate renaissance of education in the inner cities in America.
Can we remove a statue of, say, Tupac, and black on black crime stop? No. But the logic is not reaching into the identity politics of the groups wanting them removed.
Because the logic behind the removal of statues was ending racism, there is no attempt at accomplishing anything. Just like the logic behind disrespecting the veterans and patriots at the beginning of each NFL game is racial unity. And how that removes racism, and promotes racial unity eludes sensibility. But, it may be that the end result was to provoke racism, and thusly reconfirm the movement's existence. Otherwise, they are all: white, black, green, etc, pointless...