Far-Right Identity Politics and the Task for the Left

by JBB last modified 2019-05-21T08:21:17-04:00
by Jeff Noonan | Socialist Project | First, you construct an identity between your party and the nation as a whole. Then, you solidify this logical construction with racial or ethnic cement. Next, you build feelings of power amongst the powerless elements of your supporters by telling them that after years of neglect by “the elite,” their interests are going to be recognized. Finally, you turn these new-found feelings of power amongst the powerless to win office. Once installed, the party continues to serve the political and economic power of the existing ruling class.
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