Identity Politics Explained

Source: Town Hall
by John C Goodman

“Racism is the lowest form of collectivism. Ayn Rand once called it ‘barnyard collectivism.’ Throughout history, it has usually been the handmaiden of every other form of collectivism. In the early 20th century, for example, racist attitudes were common among people who called themselves ‘progressives.’ Woodrow Wilson was notoriously racist, and progressives at the time were generally strong advocates of eugenics, in order to improve the gene pool. At the same time, communists, fascists and socialists in other parts of the world often espoused racist views of one sort or another. By the last half of the 20th century, however, it became unfashionable in the developed world to espouse racist views. The focus instead shifted to economic collectivism. Such mainstream economists as Paul Samuelson suggested that a socialist economic system might actually work.” (05/15/24)