Do Labels Help Anti Racism?

For 2 groups people are very different; one group celebrates that; whilst another finds these differences hard to deal with and tries to come up with reasons to exclude the minorities and demonise them.

The latter group are of course racists and nationalists. I really don’t know how to deal with people who have invented rhetoric of their own ridiculous made up victim-hood.

The former identerists try to push ethnic differences as ‘things to celebrate’. They alienate people outside their group and their raising of minorities to hapless victims stigmatises. They stifle debate because most of us can’t be bothered to be insulted with labels.

I think the painting of people as hapless victims or worse a problem has a negative effect and reinforces stereotypes, and creates an impression of haplessness. It does not challenge the narrative of the morons but offers a more palatable alternative response to difference.

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Do Labels Help Anti Racism?

The Left Follies

It’s easy to suggest that the media or whoever are responsible for the eclipse of the ‘left’ parties of Europe. Irrelevant even when in power to be frank see Brown or Hollande. I am referring to New Labour here rather than whatever welcome Corbyn is destroying with random precision. This is a more general attack than on a particular party and to be honest could be used against most ‘liberal’ thinkers. It is also in the context of seeming liberals supporting a ruling ideology that forsook the poor and claimed GDP growth as Manna achieved by stoking the purchase of 2nd hand assets and the land they stood on as improved living standards. Continue reading “The Left Follies”

The Left Follies