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100. Basically, one of the problems of the identity politics movement of the 1970s is that it came out of the Me Generation. That's the "identity" part. You identify with others like yourself (gays, blacks, women) and militate for your own minority rights. Which is fine. But the politics that result are Me Politics. The idea emerges that it's only reasonable to represent your own wishes and needs, not those of people different from yourself. Not only do you not represent the needs of others (as traditional politics had done, sometimes patronizingly and pompously, but sometimes with genuine concern), you claim to be the only one able to represent yourself authentically. And here, of course, we encounter the spectre of rockism.

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 02:49 (nine years ago) link

this is a countdown to momus appearing on the boards btw

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 02:53 (nine years ago) link

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