So now we have ‘Identity Politics.’ It’s a new thing right?
In 1966, Alan Fox came up with a framework which may help you realise it isn’t. In the context of industrial relations, there are three ‘frames of reference’ or ways of seeing the world. Unitarist: the interests of workers and management are the same (classic Tory ideology). Pluralist; the interests of the workers and management differ, each having a legitimate standpoint (unacknowledged by the likes of the Daily Mail). And Radical or unstable Pluralist, an essential Marxist perspective which sees employer-employee conflicts of interest as sharply antagonistic and deeply embedded in the socio-political-economic system.
Widening all this out, which the last ‘frame of reference’ does, we have turf wars over race, sexuality, Brexit, abortion… you name it, and it’s in the news. Action for Trans Health (ATH) anyone?
And the consequences? Cui Bono? Yes, you’ve guessed it, divide and rule, the ‘powers-that-shouldn’t be’ benefit and the eyes of anyone drawn into the insanity are taken off the largest ball of all. We are all one.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Our bodies are ‘space suits.’ The colour, shape, genitalia and all external (covered or not) manifestations are just different suits. No-one can deny that those deemed to be part of a minority can suffer the most appalling treatment. Discrimination of any kind-yes we know it can lead to death-is wrong. Always.
‘…when recalling my own first experiences as a young reporter in Vietnam: watching hypnotically as the skin fell off Napalmed peasant children like old parchment, and the ladders of bombs that left trees petrified and festooned with human flesh. General William Westmoreland, the American commander, referred to people as “termites”.’
John Pilger, The Killing of History.
I wonder if Westmoreland targeted different kinds of termites when ordering the bombing?
The world is run by a group of psychopaths, controlled by an even worse set of entities who have no conscience. The want to get rid of 95% of the world’s population. The solution to this nightmare is spiritual, love-based awakening.
To put all our attention on this illusory ‘identity’ is disappear up our own arses, ignore what’s going on and to prolong the nightmare. But for some, this may not be immediately apparent:
“Punching TERFS (see above) is the same as punching Nazis. Fascism must be smashed with the greatest violence to ensure our collective liberation from it”.
An Edinburgh ATH (see above) person.
And the beat goes on. Unless enough of us wake up.
You know it makes sense.
Jack Stewart, Monday, 25 September 2017.