Discuss among yourselves. 😂. #Repost @drawingsofdogs
Tag someone who believes that property is theft (where it isn't combined with considerable efforts to redistribute wealth).
When you talk to people about "identity politics" you often encounter a response like, "Identity politics doesn't do anything for working class white men. Aren't they oppressed too?"
People working to fight racism, or sexism, are often accused of hypocrisy for not also fighting capitalism and economic oppression. Now of course, this criticism is insincere and usually a case of whataboutery - i.e. the person saying it really has no interest in fighting economic oppression and is also aware that a person focusing their energy on one form of injustice, is not thereby condoning all other forms of injustice.
But, on top of that, in my experience, the people I know who are most engaged in "identity politics" are also the people most deeply engaged in anti-capitalism. They recognise class and wealth as forms of oppression, and also recognise how often they intersect with - and reinforce other forms of oppression. They get accused of not caring about class when that is, in fact, one of their major concerns.
While we're talking about class and identity politics, it was only on reading @renieddolodge
that I realised I should stop using the phrase "white working class." She's since done a podcast on just that, that you should check out.
[Image description: two hand-drawn ants stand against a block, pastel pink background. The ants are baby blue and kind of cute in a way. The left ant says, "Why are the benefits of cooperation distributed so unevenly among the humans?" And the ant on the right replies, "Because they invented an economic system in which, the more you already have, the more you are given." The caption underneath reads: Anty Capitalism."]
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