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Identity politics doesn’t imply any economic/political position. They are usually independent. Can you please explain why you think your assessment is related to identity politics?
Identity politics no, but people who say they are communist yeah, I imagine that most of them live in a western country and only know their country’s culture intimately, so don’t know what communism feels like as a citizen, or worker. I think that if they had the opportunity to integrate into a collectivist country they might find it better, but the economic impact of communism wouldn’t give a high standard of living.
Bruv they gave the biggest increase in quality of life humanity has ever seen, are you high or ignorant?
Rather I feel like identity politics, taken on its own, has no side on the capitalism/anticapitalism spectrum. It concerns itself with other social relations, less material ones. Meaning you can support identity politics and be either a full communist OR an ultracapitalist.
Neoliberals LOVE identity politics. A lot of modern neolibs are very supportive of, for instance, GSM rights. Does that mean they’re anti-capitalist? Fuck no. They just want queer and gay folk to be allowed to participate in capitalism without getting harrassed for their identity.
It’s weird to think that there can be such a thing as social relations not controlled by capitalism. But I suppose that’s by design, capitalist realism is a hell of a drug