Richard Ebeling emails:
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?