Tom Atlee: Understanding Oppressive Systems — and Freedom From Them

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Tom Atlee

Delving into the trap of oppressive systems – and seeking ways out

I found Chris Hedges article on identity politics – How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’ – spot on in many ways. I also felt it missed the point in many other important ways. It was confusing and thought-provoking – and I recommend it. It made me reflect on what I, myself, think about identity politics. Here’s what I realized about my own views.

If identity was not used for oppression and privilege there would be no identity politics.

If diverse identities were celebrated, supported and creatively engaged – or even simply ignored – there would be no identity politics.

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