Thursday, May 16, 2019

Identity politics in one quote

"Everyone knows how much I care about and value equality for all... I have it tattooed on me!"

That's from somebody called Willow Faith. She seems to be some sort of social media celebrity. It showed up in my Facebook feed as a sponsored item. The ellipsis is in the original, which is to say she uses it as a caesura and not to indicate that something has been left out.

The problem with identity politics should now be obvious. If everyone really knew how much she cared it wouldn't be necessary for her to tattoo it on herself. The tattoo, the identity, is just an attempt to find a shortcut to virtue.

That's the charitable reading ...

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