I don’t think that word means what you think it means

What?

As seen at Never Yet Melted:

F******k post
“Identity politics is a product of individualism, and individualism is a cornerstone of Anglo-Saxon Western civilization. People used to identify with intellectual identities that were conceived in the higher self – they would say they were Christian and Jewish, capitalist and socialist, working class and job creators, nationalists. But now they are identifying with their lower animal functions – LGBT (who they prefer sexually), vegetarians (what they prefer to eat), white and black (colours that we are born into and have no intrinsic value), gender and sex (which genitals they have), millennials and non-millennials (not youthfulness, but ageism), the music genres they listen to. And these accidental identities are shaping their behaviour, their life decisions, their dress, and their relationships. This is the true Fall of man, the fall from the higher self to the lower self, from the mind and the spirit to food, genitals, and worldliness.”

Ummm… Dispensing with your individual identity to join in a collective expression of self is individualism?

Damn, that’s why the sky is day-glo orange today. Got up on the wrong side of the universe today.

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2 thoughts on “I don’t think that word means what you think it means

  1. trying2b-amused December 6, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I’ve never commented here before, but I’m giving it a try for two reasons:
    — To give a big thumbs up for the OP. I’ve been seeing a lot of “individualists” lately kvetching along the lines of people needing to be bound into a community and “it takes something more than an idea or a market to hold a people together”. Yours is just the retort I’ve been looking for.
    — I tried sending email to bear-at-bussjaeger-dot-org (with the proper substitutions for -at- and -dot- ) WRT the SSL error when posting a comment at Living Freedom blog (as per your post there November 21, 2016 4:43 pm) but it got bounced back with:
    host smtp.secureserver.net [xx.xx.xxx.xx]: 550 5.1.1 Recipient not found.
    The email / name I’m using to comment here is the same I’ve been using at LF blog. The address is valid and working but I sometimes don’t check it very often. I’ll try to check it more frequently over the next few days if you would rather respond by email instead of posting here.
    P.S. I’m using the same computer / browser to post this comment as I was using for the failed LF blog comment attempts.

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    • Bear December 6, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Sorry about the email confusion. I managed to mix up address domains (I have two or three, plus addresses at other domains). That should have been bear–at–bussjaeger–dot–us

      I still haven’t managed to duplicate the error. And Claire didn’t set up SSL on
      Living Freedom (clairewolfe.com). Is your browser set to try to force an
      SSL connection? And do you get it every time?

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