I’m with you all the way up to where you diss identity politics.
Ida Santana, MD

Everything you say in this comment is, of course, true. But assumptions without scrutiny are rarely a path to truth and enlightenment. Sometimes when one has a hammer, everything seems like a nail.

I think you just made Ryan Holiday ‘s point, when he said, “I think identity politics are toxic.”

Hammering a perceived nail without compassion is confrontational and off-putting — you end up doing a disservice to your cause. It’s kind of like the old saying, “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”