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Monday, June 18, 2018

The Victory of ‘Identity Politics’ Would Mean the End to Liberty

Richard Ebeling emails:
Dear Bob,

I have a new article on the Future of Freedom Foundation website on,
“An ‘Identity Politics’ Victory Would Mean the End to Liberty.”

There is a concerted and dangerous assault on the remaining freedom in America in the form of the new “Identity Politics,” that has swarmed over many college and university campuses, and among a growing number of academics and intellectuals. The heart of it is an attack on individual liberty and the ideal of constitutionally limited government.

Cloaking their attack as an opposition to “racism” and “sexism,” it is ultimately an attempt to undermine philosophical, political and economic individualism, and replace it with a group-based “identity politics” in which people would be categorized and classified on the basis of their race, gender, ethnicity, language, or customs. This “identity” would follow the individual around for the rest of his life as either a member of the victimized oppressed or the exploiting and “privileged” oppressors. Your fate would be determined and sacrificed to the collectivist and tribalist “identity” to which you had been assigned by others.

This explains the radical rejection and demonizing of the ideas and ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution’s Bill of Rights by the proponents of identity politics. How else can they under cut the individualist spirit that remains in American as reflected in those documents, so to replace them with the collectivist tribalism of race and gender?

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/an-identity-politics-victory-would-mean-the-end-of-liberty/

Best,
Richard

1 comment:

  1. "This explains the radical rejection and demonizing of the ideas and ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution’s Bill of Rights by the proponents of identity politics."

    LOL I guess he forgot the part where the founders owned slaves of lesser races and made sure citizenship was reserved to free white men of good character.

    Ebeling probably means the victory of white identity politics would be the end of liberty. He is obviously correct in this assertion because we see liberty flourishing in non white countries all across subsaharan Africa. Just look at the important work done by the Mises Institute of the Congo.

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