Not sure what country you’ve been living in for the past decade or so, but here in the one I’m familiar with, identity politics have been a horribly divisive and destructive force that breaks apart natural alliances within the working class, sends the white working class fleeing to the right and pits it against the minority working class. But we can both obviously go back and forth trading generalities, so it’s better to get specific. I document in some detail in this article, citing facts and statistics, how the rise of identity politics led us into our current political predicament. In the article, I’m primarily speaking about racial issues, but the same point could easily be made about a host of other types of “identity” issues. All of those things just keep reminding us that we’re not the same and so gradually tear apart the fabric of our society.