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Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on April 13, 1999 at 16:04:08:

In Reply to: What's constructive about trashing white guys? posted by Winslow Wacker on April 13, 1999 at 11:26:51:

: Identity politics is for the birds.

SDF: I dunno. It seems to keep a good eye on racism and sexism and all the privileged white fratboys who like boasting of their libertarian beliefs on the Net, not to mention the folks in charge in the real centers of power.

: Theories of imperialism continue to be used to camouflage the degradation of wageworkers' lives in "imperialist centers", notably western Europe and America.

SDF: I would be willing to agree with you if you could only cite a particular "theory of imperialism" and a specific (documented) use of this theory to camouflage the degradation of wageworkers' lives. Since many of these "identity politics" advocates are tenured professors, this shouldn't be an onerously difficult task.

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