According to Merriam-Webster a faction is defined as, “a party or group (as within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking.”
The Democratic Party has embraced the notion that they must be the party of factions such as: blacks, Hispanics, gays, Muslims, Socialists, Communists, unions, etc. This is called intersectionality or,
the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.
Democrats are the party of factions that self-identify as victims.
These factions then use their victimhood based upon identity politics to attack perceived enemies. Hence, if you are not a person of color you are automatically labeled a racist. If you aren’t gay you are automatically called homophobic (in fear of being gay). If you aren’t a Muslim then you are assumed to be Islamophobic, having a fear of all Muslims. Muslims also hold a fear called Fitna (Arabic الفتنة) of anyone who causes unease or discord within the Muslim community (ummah) whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims.
What happens when a faction turns on another faction?
This creating a coalition of factions works for a while but at some point the coalition begins to fracture and causes growing internal turmoil. Because each faction is, by definition, “self-serving” this often leads to one faction turning on another when it feels it is being “marginalized.”
“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Washington Post.
“But the persistent singling out — it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful — the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
Earlier in the week, Pelosi mocked her and freshman progressive colleagues Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley for their Twitter-based influence. [Emphasis added]
During the second Democratic presidential primary debate Senator Kamala Harris attacked Joe Biden’s record on race. Harris is a “woman of color” while Biden is white. Watch:
This is just the beginning. We are seeing Muslim parents concerned about the introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in public schools which promotes “gender identity.” The Muslim faith rejects sodomy and any attempt to push it on their children. Watch:
Throw the mega Democratic donor, and close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, pedophile Jeffery Epstein scandal on the fire, the DOJ IG report on FISA abuse and the DOJ investigation into the Obama administration and Clinton campaign’s investments in the fake dossier this will be a very interesting presidential primary season.
The 2020 Democratic Party’s presidential debates will turn into mud slinging contests. Factions will turn on factions. This will fracture the Democratic party’s voters.