Tag Archives: Identity politics

American (white) identity politics, anti-intellectualism, fear and the 2020 election

Donald Trump on July 4th completed a vision that the right began pushing in the 1960’s and Republicans en masse began executing after September 11, 2011, when moderate voices in the party began to be drowned out. The vision was to turn the American flag into a powerful symbol of identity, not dissimilar to what […]

Identity politics IS modern global politics – A brief historical overview of how & why we got here

At this website we’ve railed time and again against what we see as the shallow game of identity politics. It’s a game that allows those advocating it to avoid meaningful discussion of issues related to policy and governance. It’s a game that pits race against race, ethnicity against ethnicity and religion against religion. However, it […]

Florida’s shifting Democratic because of minority voters! Not really…

We’ve heard virtually ad nauseum for years that Florida is shifting perhaps irrevocably toward the Democrats because of the increase in the Hispanic and foreign-born population. While the upward shifts in Democratic vote can be observed in some core urban areas (Miami-Dade County went from 52% Democratic in the two-party vote for President to 65% between […]