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How identity politics can only lead to anger – and violence

17 June 2020

5:00 AM

17 June 2020

5:00 AM

In these past two weeks identity politics has been thrust into the mainstream with an almost religious force.   

We have seen the “confession” of Minneapolis mayor, Jacob Frey to Black Lives Matter protestors. After not fulfilling his penance (abolishing the city’s police force), he went away without absolution. We have seen the striking images of elected leaders and others kneeling to signify their sorrow and repentance.  

We have seen a new form of iconoclasm tearing down statues and defacing art, incredibly even statues of Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.

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