Identity As Political Strategy

“For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” JFK

01

Moral Absolutes = Backdoor Totalitarian

Moral absolutists see themselves as the moral missionary – the source of what’s right – the embodiment of good. Moral absolutists are totalitarian cunts.
This is where humility – self-doubt – questioning – being hard on yourself and hard on others, ingroup or out, is essential.

02

Victim Empowerment – Identity – Purity

This is why the victim society – the identity politics – the moral fascism – the purity tests – the victim empowerment – is so easily used by the oligarchy to train the deep-thinking of the population (though their particular identity, through their own victimhood, through their personal circumstances of oppression) to see the world in hierarchies and absolutes; themselves as the embodiment of right, their enemies as the epitome of wrong. Crusaders reborn. Fighting their good fight to enrich monarchs back home, getting fat off their plunder.

03

Simpler World: Gay (M) and Lesbian (F)

“There is a fantasy as old as the modern gay rights movement that if all our skins turned lavender overnight, the majority, confounded by our numbers and our diversity, and recognising a few of our faces, would at once let go of prejudice forevermore.”

“It’s a facet of the gay rights movement that people don’t think about enough. Why suddenly marriage equality? Because it wasn’t until 1981 that the court struck down Louisiana’s ‘head and master rule,’ that the husband was head and master of the house.”RBG

04

Oppression by Weaponized Words

“I’m not interested in anybody’s guilt. Guilt is a luxury that we can no longer afford. I know you didn’t do it, and I didn’t do it either, but I am responsible for it because I am a man and a citizen of this country and you are responsible for it, too, for the very same reason… Anyone who is trying to be conscious must begin to dismiss the vocabulary which we’ve used so long to cover it up, to lie about the way things are. But in dismissing the corrupt vocabulary we mustn’t let a new language of purity simply swap one set of oppressors for another.”James Baldwin

04

Cast of Noteables

  • Katie Hertzog
  • Germaine Greer
  • Glenn Greenwald
  • Eddie Izzard
  • James Baldwin
  • Rachael Padman
  • Etc

In order for ethnology to live, its object must die; by dying, the object takes its revenge for being ‘discovered’ and with its death defies the science that wants to grasp it.

Jean Baudrillard

Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?

[about black girl playing Hermione Granger] Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione

J.K. Rowling

If you voted for a man who said “Grab em by the pussy,” you have zero room to claim to protect anyone in bathrooms.

DeShanne Stokes

Rowing has rapidly moved from bold progressive to a living meme, now perceived by some as part of the problem. Perhaps J.K. Rowling has indeed trapped herself inside a Twitter echo chamber, now that endlessly bickering with Piers Morgan has lost its appeal. Perhaps, in this case, she’s chosen the side of the oppressor over the oppressed.

Even if that assumption is true, I don’t think it matters; J.K. Rowling has already contributed more than her fair share, having conceived a story which ignited a passion for reading across the world, a story which explicitly warned against dividing people into categories, defining their purity by their biology.    

The story, ironically, is a great allegory against the twisted logic of trans-exclusionary feminism. Whether or not Rowling still stands by it, is irrelevant.

Dani di Placido (Forbes) / Aja Romano (Vox)

 

 

Distilled Timeline

1940s

Jean Genet

Notre Dame des Fleurs

“Le renard braun vite jete dehor le chien apathetique.”

1971

Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.

1955-1990

Allen Ginsberg

Howl

“blah blah Kerouac blah blah greatest minds blah blah karma sutra blah.”

1950-1990

Ruth Drake

James Baldwin

“GOAT”


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