Identity politics

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Identity politics is the conflation of political ideology with personal identity, typically resulting in arguments of the general form "I am [an] X, and therefore Y is part of my identity" when defending Y against criticism.

It is one of many tools used by powermongers to keep their followers loyal (either personally or institutionally) in spite of evidence that such loyalty is not deserved.



  • Wikipedia
  • ConservapediaConservapedia is an unreliable source. "Identity politics is the basing of one's political and sociological viewpoint by claiming membership in some "oppressed" group and then constructing most of ones lifestyle and identity around their supposed membership in this group. [...] closely related to political correctness and multiculturalism, and in some cases to postmodernism."
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