This post is an ending as well as a beginning, and it took me longer than I would like to admit to find the proper wording and explanations for the arguments I make. It marks the conclusion of the 4th New Federalist series concerning identity politics, but will combine themes from past discussions in order … Continue reading America’s Futile System Fuels Festering Fascism and Violent Politics
When the Trump train rolled into Q central and truly went off the rails in 2017, people initially laughed off the cult's influence on American politics. Many saw the rapidly growing group as a childish mash up of conspiracy theories pulled from across the lexicon of paranoia. Those who looked a bit deeper saw foundational … Continue reading The GOP Opened Pandora’s Box and are Shocked we can’t go Back to Normal
In this post I would like to begin a discussion of the ideas that religion play in our modern political sphere. I will be going further on this topic in regards to right wing extremism in some other posts; this discussion will center around the ways that faith play into our cultures and different lifestyles … Continue reading Faith in the Cult of Personality
In our discussions of identity politics to this point I've mostly centered on left/right aspects and divides along race, explaining how statistics have been used in misleading ways to fear monger white conservatives into anti-immigration and supremacist attitudes, stoking their suspicion of any "other" and driving us to the edge of a cliff that half … Continue reading How Media Fans the Flames of Culture War and Allows Fringe Figures to Gain Power
We are so blinded within our own bubbles, only concerned with personal gain or status, that the well being of our children and other's means less than to us than being personally shielded from their actions. I had taken a couple weeks off from posting because I needed to breathe for a bit, step back … Continue reading How Many More of Our Children Will Suffer?
This post goes hand in hand with my previous; Disproving Misleading Statistics and Analyzing the Harm of Identity Politics Many white Americans don't give too much thought to what other ethnic groups income is in comparison to theirs, and this goes across the board for many Americans in general. There isn't a consideration for conditions … Continue reading Examining Underlying White Supremacy Within the American Identity
Figures such as Trump, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, or any number of right wing personalities have preyed upon the history and isolation of rural communities by either justifying their ingrained white supremacy, or presenting racist justifications for the nation’s problems that allow a group to direct their anger from American disenfranchisement at. This manifests in … Continue reading Disproving Misleading Statistics and Analyzing the Harm of Identity Politics
“The split in America, rather than simply economic, is between those who embrace reason, who function in the real world of cause and effect, and those who, numbed by isolation and despair, now seek meaning in a mythical world of intuition, a world that is no longer reality-based, a world of magic.” - Chris Hedges … Continue reading Identity Politics and Our Loss of Rationality