Posted by: Dr Churchill | December 8, 2017

Will you have some identity politics to go along with your macchiato latte ?

Modern day identity politics can be traced back to the ancient regimes, but more recently to Hitler and his Aryan race, to Stalin and his Russian Slavic people, and to Mao Ze Dong and his Hun Chinese supporters who to this day reign supreme amongst the hundreds of the various cultural and ethnic groups of China.

People come with all kinds of stripes and sizes, colors, sexes, races, creeds, and ethnic or cultural backgrounds — but at the end of the day all of these identity stripes fade away when they become fully American, or any nationality they choose to live into and embrace as their Home.

As we are all homebound — this should be the natural right of all people and they should all be treated with the same kind of respect. No more, and no less that all others. Just right.

And this is the Goldilocks moment of Citizenship in a Great and Just Country…

So, as enlightened Leaders at the Lincoln party — home of the Independents — we don’t pay any attention to the external stripes of the dress, but rather to the person beneath the exterior skin coloration or stretchy fabric…

We suggest You do the same because we are all tired of the mayhem that identity politics brings to all of us…

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And since the American Revolution a couple of centuries back, and especially after the TransAntlantic treaty and the establishment of Human Rights and the United Nations — we now have zero excuse in going back to the horrid identity politics of the Nazi era, and yet back in 1973, something happened that reinvigorated the Identity Politics we see today. Maybe because that was the year the first volume of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Archipelago Gulag, was smuggled out of the Soviet Union and got published in the Western Civilized World. And surely this was a groundbreaking book that demolished any pretense of the Socialist talking heads that espoused the false idea that Communism had some kind of egalitarian and romantic moral authority.

The moment Solzhenitsyn’s book The Archipelago Gulag, was published in the West — all suddenly felt that the Soviet authority was naked and the power hungry Dictators of the Soviet Union, were evil, or worse. Suddenly the whole edifice of the ideology of Socialism started fading fast, and its fighting spirit dwindled to the point of extinction. Of course the extinction of the Soviet Union wouldn’t come for another couple of decades, but all the same from then on, the collapse and the stench of decay and death was always present in all things Socialist and Communist.

And this now became the main challenge for the Left of the political spectrum, especially when attempting to figure out how to carry on the fight against capitalism, and against the patriarchy of the Western Civilization, that they were ensconced within, living in plenty, and enjoying its benefits in an ungrateful way — and yet still bitching and moaning with their daddy issues, when their major ideological paradise had become unviable, untenable and unwelcome…

The Left had a quick rethink, and after copious sessions and committee consultations in the dark and smoky back rooms of the Communist parties of Europe and the United States — suddenly lucked upon to the easy answer: Identity Politics. They thought that if they could divide the Liberal Democratic Societies of the West into an easily controlled identity political spectrum of dissatisfied and self-victimized crybabies, then they can claim intellectual supremacy as if they were the very slaves or the subjugated peoples, that revolted when they grew out of the Plantation, thanks to Abraham Lincoln and out of the Colonial Politics, thanks to my grandfather Winston Churchill and his explanation that the Empires of the Future, will be only the Empires of the Mind.

Of course the legions of Marxists and their Socialist sympathizers, were still victims to the faulty ideology of Marx’s class struggle, that was quickly reformulated into an ethno-racial struggle, that included the element of a ceaseless competition between colonizer and colonized, victimizer and victim, oppressor and oppressed. And instead of presenting collectivism and central planning as the gateway to the realization of genuine freedom, the new multiculturalist Socialist and supposedly Democratic Left, turned to unmasking the supposed power relations that subordinated minorities and exploited third world nations, or the women, or the gays, or the children, and all that murky ideology that threatens to tear our families apart.

And now the original battleground for this new virulent form of divisive ideology, became the American university, where, as Bruce Bawer writes in his blockbuster book: “The Victims’ Revolution — The Rise of Identity Politics and the Closing of the Liberal Mind” the whole point became simply to “prove” the nature of power and oppression in our western civilization, by repeating obsessively, endlessly, and convincingly, the propaganda of the liberal left-wing elites about it. In this new version of the humanities, all of Western civilization is not analyzed through the use of reason or judged according to aesthetic standards that have been developed over centuries; rather, it is viewed through prisms of race, class, and gender, and is hailed or condemned in accordance with certain political checklists.

Under the new leftist dispensation, the study of English became the application of critical and literary theory to disparate texts so as to uncover the hidden power relations they concealed. The study of history became the study of social history or “people’s history,” the record of Western Civilization’s oppression of various groups. And popping up everywhere were new departments of “studies”: African-American Studies, Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, Chicano Studies, Gender Studies, and so on. What these radicals blandly call multiculturalism, is as much a “war against the West” as Nazism and Stalinism ever were. Under the guise of multiculturalism, their ideas—whose radical substance often goes beyond the bounds of the political into sheer fantasy — are infiltrating our educational system at all levels, according to none other than Irving Kristol…

This revolution in American universities was accomplished swiftly and largely outside the public eye. What little resistance the radicals met was vanquished with accusations of racism. It was not until the late 1980s, with Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaigns, the battle over the Stanford core curriculum, and the publication of Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, that the rise of identity politics on campus and the idea of “political correctness” became a page one story. By that time, however, it was too late. Alumni, trustees, and parents had no recourse. The American university was irrevocably changed.

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Please do pay attention to the curves and forget about the stripes, because although there have been liberal critics of identity politics through the years — they all agree that the Western Civilization and the Patriarchy must come to an end. Of course they don’t tell us what the whole lot of our Civilization will be replaced with, since the Worker’s paradise Utopia has been fully defanged and discredited, but we get the idea that it will be a bit like the primitive society described in the book “The Lord of the Flies.”

As a matter of fact, back in 1991, historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. published “The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society” to great aplomb, since Schlesinger brilliantly noted that the Soviet Union had collapsed in a heap of warring nationalities, and that the state of Yugoslavia was in the process of doing the same, (as it soon did erupt into a bloody civil war) and thus the Junior Schlesinger asked, whether America would be next.

Presenting America as a nation of nations, a shared national culture whose diverse citizenry is united behind principles of liberty and equal justice, Schlesinger quoted Jean de Crèvecoeur’s 1782 Letters from an American Farmer: “He is an American, who leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. . . . Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men.”

In 2004, Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington published the book: “Who Are We?” Huntington examined the stunning immigration, both legal and illegal, from Mexico and argued that it was undermining longstanding notions of American national identity. Crucially Huntington said, that:

“America has both a creed and a culture. The creed is formulated in the founding documents of our nation and in the speeches of Abraham Lincoln. The culture derives from the Anglo-Protestant settlers who first peopled North America…”

This book was controversial, to say the least. Nor was it without weaknesses. It is hard for me, to accept the notion that America’s culture is monolithically Anglo-Protestant, even though I am one. Furthermore, Huntington tended to underestimate the importance of the creed in shaping the culture. But such criticism should not obscure the fundamental point, that Huntington, a Democrat who advised Hubert Humphrey’s 1968 presidential campaign, shared the same concerns one finds today among the MAGA and Trump supporters about immigration’s effect on American society, and the new mosaic of “hispanicization” and about the “Bathroom Genders” and the “Choice Identity” along with the “Involuntary Divisions” of the American cultural revolutions or as I call them Cultural Revulsions today…

Yet, this year another liberal academic, Columbia humanities professor Mark Lilla, has taken up the banner of speaking against “Identity politics on the left,” as he writes this: “It was at first about large classes of people . . . seeking to redress major historical wrongs by mobilizing and then working through our political institutions to secure their rights. But by the 1980s, it had given way to a pseudo-politics of self-regard and increasingly narrow, and exclusionary self-definition that is now cultivated in our colleges and universities. The main result has been to turn people back onto themselves, rather than turning them outward towards the wider world they share with others. It has left them unprepared to think about the common good in non-identity terms and what must be done practically to secure it, especially the hard and unglamorous task of persuading people very different from themselves to join a common effort.

Professor Lilla exhorts Democrats to replace identity liberalism, with civic liberalism, in the mode of Franklin Roosevelt. That Lilla’s opponents wasted no time in labeling his argument as racist, is a testament to how divided the Left is on this issue.

Despite these intellectual dissidents, the Democratic Party and liberal elites appear committed to the idea that multiculturalism and identity politics, combined with the changing demographics of America, will bring about an enduring Democratic national majority. The two victories of Barack Obama strengthened their assumptions and set the template for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

Lilla notes, for example, that a visitor to Clinton’s website could open tabs related to ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities, but not one related to a shared vision of American community. And that pretty much sums up why Hillary lost and gained the outhouse instead of the White House…

At least that’s what a little bird told me…

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However, the Democrats in their hell-bent for leather effort, to steal the elections, and to rig their outcome (If you don’t believe me – just ask Bernie Sanders) followed this approach to the letter, and predictably also enjoyed the same catastrophic consequences for all the candidates of the Democratic Party, and not just for Hillary, because “The fatal conclusion the Clinton team made after the Michigan primary debacle” Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg writes: “was that she could not win white working-class voters, and that the ‘rising electorate’ would make up the difference. She finished her campaign with rallies in inner cities and university towns. Macomb County, Michigan got the message from Hillary loud & clear.”

But the Democrats’ broken theory behind support for identity politics was still popular, and although it rests on shaky assumptions — was strictly followed, and is still followed today. Liberal journalist John B. Judis, who helped originate the theory with his book The Emerging Democratic Majority, has recanted his thesis. “The U.S. census makes a critical assumption that undermines its predictions of a majority-nonwhite country,” he writes. “It projects that the same percentage of people who currently identify themselves as ‘Latino’ or ‘Asian’ will continue to claim those identities in future generations. In reality, that’s highly unlikely.”

Intermarriage and assimilation will affect immigrants from these groups just as they have affected other immigrant groups. What’s more, voting allegiances can change as newcomers are integrated into the majority. There is also the problem that, as Democrats become more closely identified with identity politics, non-minority voters may swing even more decisively to Republicans—continuing the trend we saw in 2016.

Democrats fooled themselves into thinking that identity politics won Obama his two terms when in fact precisely the opposite had occurred. Obama made his debut on the national stage in the summer of 2004, during the Democratic National Convention that nominated John Kerry for president. The only reason anyone remembers that convention is because of Obama’s keynote address, where he repudiated the division of American society and famously said, “There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.” From the start, Obama’s appeal on the campaign trail was to the noblest and most unifying aspects of the American political tradition.

This didn’t last. Shortly before Obama was reelected, he gave an interview where he said his top priority in a second term would be immigration reform that included an amnesty for illegal immigrants. The reason, he explained, was that Hispanic turnout would win him victory. Here Obama was wrong. Targeted appeals to Hispanic and black voters did not win him reelection. What won him reelection were his attacks on Mitt Romney for not understanding the economic condition of working Americans.

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The most significant and effective advertisement of the 2012 campaign was a testimonial from a factory worker who had been laid off during one of Romney’s corporate downsizings. What came to be known as the “coffin ad” drove a wedge between the Republican nominee and the voters on whom Republican victory depended. Four years later, when the Republicans nominated a very different sort of candidate, these voters switched allegiances and backed Donald Trump.

It is no accident that identity politics is most rampant today in the academy, in entertainment, in the media, in Silicon Valley, and in corporate boardrooms. Identity politics is a veneer over the class politics that truly defines our society, and education is the best prism through which to view class in America today. Higher levels of education are not only correlated with higher incomes and better life prospects, but also with a greater acceptance of the theories behind identity politics—including the idea, rejected last year by the voters of the rural Midwest, that they are the beneficiaries of white privilege.

The condescension of liberal elites toward the white working class, evangelical Christians, gun owners, and supporters of immigration control and cultural assimilation is as pronounced as it is repulsive. It is summed up in Hillary Clinton’s writing off of so many voters last year as belonging in a “basket of deplorables” — the converse of Mitt Romney’s similarly destructive class-based dismissal of the 47 percent of Americans who do not pay income taxes. They don’t pay income taxes because they don’t make enough money to qualify.

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Liberals seem blind to the connection between the high levels of income inequality they criticize and what they would otherwise call the hegemonic discourse of identity politics. This is why Clinton’s comment that breaking up the big banks would do nothing for the minority groups at the base of her campaign was so revealing. It might not do anything for them as members of identity groups, but perhaps it would help them as workers and as citizens.

Ensconced in affluent city centers and tony suburbs, liberal elites tell themselves that identity politics will carry them to the progressive future of their dreams. They appear utterly unaware that the radical cultural transformation they support—not to mention the insulting, dismissive, and self-righteous way they meet opposition to their designs—is seen from outside their bubble as provocative.

Consider that over the course of the past few years, Democrats and liberals have booed the inclusion of God in their platform at the 2012 convention, have endorsed a regulation that would allow transgendered students to use the bathroom and locker room corresponding to whatever identity they feel like occupying that morning,  have attempted to force small businesses to cover drugs they believe induce abortions, have  attempted to force nuns to provide contraceptive coverage, have forced Brendan Eich to step down as chief executive officer of Mozilla due to his opposition to same sex marriage, have fined a small Christian bakery over $140,000 for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex gay men’s wedding, have vigorously opposed a law in Indiana that would provide protections against similar regulations despite having overwhelmingly supported similar laws when they protected Native American religious rights, and then scoured the Indiana countryside trying to find a business that would be affected by the law before settling upon a small pizza place in the middle of nowhere and harassing the owners.

And of course in typical Democratic party plantation politics the most vociferous and outspoken critics of Western Civilization and the Capitalist Patriarchy, were the abusers of people and the harasses of women and minorities themselves. A stellar crew of Democrats like this beauty right here:

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Al Franken “The Joker in residence” of the United States Senate signifies the culture of exploiting those you claim to protect…

This is as old a political trick as the Democratic party that claimed to protect the black slaves during the Antebellum years and the years of the Confederacy and the Civil War — claiming that the Black slaves needed protection and safe housing, food, and a Master, because they weren’t able to live on their own, and would simply starve without their Maters. Now, even You must admit that if you want to find people that are pushing more crazy policies than this — you have to go to the insane asylum where everyone assumes a particularly crazy identity and make a policy out of defending it… Do you want to take a guess as to how many Napoleons, and Hillary Clintons, occupy the nuthouse? Just have a visit at the Bellevue in New York… and ask around for these particular individuals.

Of course when we make fun, we tend to view these stories as extreme examples of the cultural revolution that like Mao’s war on reality and intellectuals, left 65 million people dead — and pushed the country back to the stone age… But these examples in America are far more than that, because they showcase the real life examples of a wealthy Starbucks latte quaffing coastal, metropolitan, well schooled, and well heeled, upper class — waging war against the traditions, the principles, and the inalienable freedoms of Middle America.

And this liberal elite takes it’s cue from honorable people like Matt Lauer and their ilk… People who can’t keep their greedy hands off other people’s genitals and built a culture of entitlement to push themselves upon folks that have to weather their unwanted advances…

Yet it is worth noting that these powerful folks have been dieting the Democratic Politics into the pliable brains of the American viewers of the major networks and their children, who watch and listen to these 24/7 purveyors of hot BS, and cold garbage, streaming through the huge flat screen TVs that occupy place of honor in all American living rooms.

As for the old time radio station listeners — they have become the victims of lunatics of both ends of the political spectrum and of course they love to hear their voices played back through the airwaves so they call in to the radio jockey and vent…

Or get vented, as it happened to all those that visited the “Rape Room” of Matt Lauer, and were drilled good with a new hole to ventilate their inner feelings — and that;s just payment for fraternizing with the liberal MainStream Media Barons of NBS, CNN, ABC, and MSNBC, etc.

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And that is what is happening here all over again: The grubby little hands of the massively corrupt Mainstream Media, tries to push the Real Americans to a place they want them to go. Like placing them into a reservation system for red-blooded Americans…

It’s like the soft hands of those that never did an honest day of work in their life — have now taken up arms against the rural, small town, suburban, ex-urban, and certainly Middle class and lower-middle, and blue collar working class, with some college education, or just with the high school diploma, yet with a full life, family, church, and honor that the Blue dogs can only dream of….

In short, this Cultural Revolution is full of examples of a privileged few attempting to impose their will on a recalcitrant majority, as if the Americans who believe in Liberty, in God, and in our Republic — can be cowed like little snowflakes and buttercups of the Democratic party. Do you even comprehend that the Middle America owns far more guns than the whole of the US military?

Just ponder that the next time that you feel like attacking the Common Man, or that MAGA girl you see wearing the Trump red hat…

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On the part of then photo you can’t see — she is holding a big Clint Eastwood kind of revolver. A Smith & Wesson magnum that can drill a hole through an automobile at 300 yards or more…

But you wouldn’t know anything about that…

Here is Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg again: Obama’s refrain of building “ladders of opportunity” for those left behind in the economic recovery, was severely out of touch with what was happening to most Americans and the working class more broadly. In our research, “ladders of opportunity” fell far short of what real people were looking for. Incomes sagged after the financial crisis, pensions lost value, and many lost their housing wealth, while people faced dramatically rising costs for things that mattered – health care, education, housing, and child care. People faced vanishing geographic, economic, and social mobility.

And the losers thought that the blackshirts of the blackguards of “Antifa” are the answer to all of the problems society is facing today…

Maybe in their cannabis induced dreams they thought that if they scare the American voter into a cowering stance that will cause them to vote for Hillary – they will win…

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Fat chance for that, because at the same time the Antifa thugs beat up people on the streets — their billionaire Maters like George Soros and his ilk of criminal hate fermenters, spent massive amounts of dough, to influence politicians and parked their money in the Tax Heavens to avoid paying taxes, while they lived and recruited their foot soldiers in the big cities whose dynamism drew the best talent from the smaller towns and cities across Middle America.

That is how the Saudi terrorism providers, and all the other foreign entities learned the lesson and along with the Banker-Wankers of Wall Street took their cue to fund and finance Hillary Clinton and her corrupt foundation, and her SuperPACs that spent upwards of Five Billion USD to prove what a worthless POS that lady is… Naturally like all kinds of POS, she ended in the outhouse — but that hasn’t stopped her from interfering with our Society and Government seeking to torment discord at every opportunity…

The result of this constant discord and dissatisfaction spreading arising out of the Antifa protests and of the pollution of the American mind is a new form of class conflict is America.

Indeed it is so bad that this now is an America that is in danger of coming apart.

Peter Beinart wrote this in The Atlantic Monthly: “Liberals must take seriously Americans’ yearning for social cohesion.”

But despite the efforts of liberals like Beinart, and Professor Lilla, the Socialist Left that the Democratic party more and more represents — will surely face the most obstacles to stitching America back together, if and when they ever get back to government…

Because the wealthiest and most energetic segments of the Left are committed to multiculturalism, on the one hand and transnationalism on the other.

What is more, the Left rejects the natural rights, of the American Founding, which rest at the core of our tradition, and are the foundational principle of America.

So maybe the end of the era of the Democratic party has arisen and it needs to be replaced with something else, that is now taking place…

And maybe at long last it might be “Curtains” for the Dems like it was for the Whigs when Abraham Lincoln showed up to be the Third Party of his day, very much like the Lincoln Party is today…

Join us at http://www.LincolnParty.net because we are the Independents and the Centrists at the Middle between the two political extremes, of the Evil Democratic Party and of the Stupid Republican Party.

Join us to wave the American flag proudly all over again.

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Because… what has traditionally held Americans together is the idea that each of us is made in the image of our Creator and endowed with certain unalienable rights.

But not only that idea. We are also held together by the culture that emanates from the intermingling of dynamic peoples and unchanging principles.

To combat identity politics, we must emphasize an American nationalism based on both a commitment to the ideals of the American Founding and a shared love of our national history and culture – a history and culture of individual freedom and religious pluralism, resistant to centralized authority and ever expanding into new frontiers and new possibilities.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

It is vitally important to also keep in mind that the American people are united by our creed of freedom and equality, and also by our habits, our manners, our national language, our territorial integrity, our national symbols—such as the National Anthem, the Flag, and the Pledge of Allegiance—our civic traditions, and our national story. We should tell that story forthrightly and proudly; we should continue our traditions of local government and patriotic displays; we should guard the symbols of our heritage against attack; and we should recognize that the needs of our citizens take priority.

We should also remember the words of a great American nationalist, President Abraham Lincoln, at the close of his First Inaugural Address: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

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And that is the main reason why we have now founded the Lincoln Party of Independents, so that smart young people like You have a home that is not akin to enslavement by the dogma of the Evil party or of the Stupid party…


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