Consider this quote from Tom Watson, a Georgia Congressman who was later the People’s Party candidate for Vice President (he was talking about racial hatred in the Southern states of the USA):
“Now the People’s Party says to these two men, ‘You are kept apart that you may be separately fleeced of your earnings. You are made to hate each other because upon that hatred is rested the keystone of the arch of financial despotism which enslaves you both. You are deceived and blinded that you may not see how this race antagonism perpetuates a monetary system which beggars you both…’”
He wrote this in 1892!
“Identity Politics is designed to drive wedges between different groups of ordinary working people to the benefit of the rich. The rich want ordinary working people to be divided so they are easier to control and manipulate. Race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, you name it; these are all secondary issues designed to divide ordinary people to the benefit of their oppressors. Class and oppression are what matters. An ordinary white person has far more in common with his black co-worker than with his white boss. Likewise a Muslim worker has more to gain by siding with his Christian colleague than in seeking religious fellowship with his Muslim boss.”
In any given situation you have to ask yourself “Who gains from this?” Ninety nine times out of a hundred it will be the rich fucker. “The only one smiling is the suntanned boss” as The Jam said back in 1979.
The UK Labour Party and the US Democratic Party are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of the banks. Notice that most of the people pushing identity politics are fucking minted – they are doing very nicely out of the current economic set-up thank you very much. It is easy to care about the toileting arrangements of transgender battery hens or to protest about homosexual whales getting retroviral drugs to protect them from AIDS caused by climate change (or whatever the spastics on the net are getting their gender-neutral knickers in a twist about today) if you have a trust fund and/or a pointless but well-paid media or public sector job that includes an index-linked pension.
Nominated by: Cunt’s Mate Cunt