We had a long and interesting conversation where to me, Heidi, the highlight was the following idea:
Identity politics is a direct result of fear. People fear losing ground which is caused caused by the globalization. They fear to lose their belonging, their identity as nationality, their customs, their history. Everything seems to be unforeseeable, uncontrollable, dangerous. And so they try to stick to a narrow identity of themselves and look for someone being the scapegoat: the migrants at the moment. Now they have something they can fight against. To fight against globalisation is not possible, so they take what they get and load all their emotions on that.
It is not only the migrants, also men – as we see in the #metoo movement, it is “patriarchy, the church, the economy, the corporations etc. There is some truth in all of that, but nobody seems to care to differentiate and see what is really going on. Instead we buy into ideologies, and the present dominating ideas come from post-modernism, a higher state of development in an integral framework, but at the same time highly dangerous due to its incorporated deep contradictions which they are not aware of at all – and become the perpetrators while claiming to be the victims.
You can find more in detail which turn the conversation took in the TIMESTAMPS below