Michael Brown: Identity Politics Destroys Itself

There is a biblical principle that everything produces after its own kind. Cats produce cats. Dogs produce dogs. Apple trees produce apples. Orange trees produce oranges. Love produces love. Hate produces hate. What does identity politics produce?

It produces bigotry. It produces division. It produces a victim mentality.

We’re seeing it today in the Democratic party. Joe Biden is now a racist. Nancy Pelosi is a racist. The party is reaping what it sowed. Everything is seen through the lens of identity politics.

There can be no disagreement about issues. Instead, the disagreement is based on race or ethnicity or skin color or social status.

If I’m a Hispanic woman and you differ with my position, it has nothing to do with my position. It has nothing to do with my ideology. No, you differ with me because you’re anti-woman or anti-Hispanic (or, probably, both!).

If I’m a Muslim man and you take issue with my views, it has nothing to do with differences in philosophy. It’s because you are an anti-Islamic bigot, plain and simple.

Where does all this lead?

It leads to Kamala Harris portraying Joe Biden as an anti-busing racist. A friend of segregationists. More like a Republican than a Democrat.

This is what happens to the trusted running-mate of America’s first African American president. This is the fruit of identity politics.

It leads to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez implying that Nancy Pelosi is racist for targeting the so-called “squad,” referring to AOC, Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ayanna Pressley (MA).

Forget the fact that AOC is espousing hopelessly extreme, completely unworkable socialist positions.

No. Pelosi is pushing back against AOC because she doesn’t like non-whites.

Forget the fact that Omar and Tlaib are making openly antisemitic statements.

No. Pelosi has a problem with women of color.

In AOC’s own words, “When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood. But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown