- Nov 2010
This has started to happen here (France) also.Identity politics. When one has a political party that exists to break everyone down into their cultural identity, then claim they are champion of that culture, they need an ever growing list of oppressed peoples they can champion. They essentially finished with homosexuals, so what's next on the list? Scary, is what's next on the list after this?
The ideological insanity is not just related to elected officials, a large growing part of population are believers. Since it came from academia, those places have to be the most ardent worshipers, which includes medical organizations like the American Psychiatric Association, which must toe the line and be just as politically correct as the rest of their fellow acolytes, or they face retribution in the form of denunciation (being denounced publicly as non-believers, made easier with internet and social media, suffering not only scorn but destruction of their professional career).
Various groups advocating such identity politics have invaded the public sphere and are getting air time on television, radio, papers, as well as support from a growing number of self-appointed "progressist" journalists. And of course, it has also infiltrated French academic life, so now we also have "gender studies" and there is also a growing injunction to produce academic works through the prism of gender etc.
An investigation even showed recently that American influence groups are actively supporting French identitarian groups, demanding social recognition etc, based on the American multi-culturalist approach, an approach that conflicts with the very core of French political philosophy and psyche.
They have been doing the same with French secularism, or "Laïcité", for a long time.
I remember that more than 20 years ago, when an extension of the 1905 Church-State Separation law was discussed and passed in Parliament, Madeleine Albright, the then US Secretary of State, had called French President Jacques Chirac to complain about it, saying that it was an oppressive law etc.
Chirac politely told her to F. off and mind her own business. The nerve of these people is unbelievable.