Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a professor and clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto. Dr. Peterson has a YouTube channel that discusses his work on what he calls a “war of ideas.” The below interview was done on postmodernism in an interview with Joe Rogan.
Identity Politics as Group Warfare
This particular interview is of interest because Dr. Peterson explains who, why and how we got to the idea of identity politics. Merriam-Webster defines identity politics:
politics in which groups of people having a particular racial, religious, ethnic, social, or cultural identity tend to promote their own specific interests or concerns without regard to the interests or concerns of any larger political group
Identity politics divides us into small group thinkers. Rather than being Americans we become hyphenated Americans or worse, not Americans at all.
Postmodernism – The Child of Karl Marx
Dr. Peterson sees postmodernism as the child of Marxism. Identity politics is its new mantra. Today it’s not class warfare alone. It is identify warfare driven by #MeToo, BLM, LGBTQ, and many other movements.
To learn more visit the Jordan B. Peterson YouTube channel.