Thursday, March 17, 2011

a little about power and multiculturalism

Chris Hedges: Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand. It's generally mighty fine. I especially admire a line that Stephanie Zvan objects to, this very accurate observation:
The liberal class has busied itself with the toothless pursuits of inclusiveness, multiculturalism, identity politics and tolerance—a word Martin Luther King never used—and forgotten about justice.
Having just gotten into a disagreement at Stephanie's blog about what people mean when they note that some women lie about rape, I don't want to get into another one there about the ways capitalists focus on identity politics in order to avoid addressing the reason the growing gap between rich and poor affects people of all hues and genders.

But I did get into that in seven comments at The Crow's Eye: ...on crawling out from under the failures which came before, and the ones which compound them further....