Is it not an inherent contradiction to critique the prevalence of ‘identity politics’ and then espouse an opinion about, say, immigration? or free speech? or trade? or foreign policy?
What is politics itself without an ‘other’ and their point-of-view? And what is an ‘other’ without a self? And what is a self without a conceptualization of an identity?
Whose political identity is served, strengthened, and privileged by the act of criticizing other people for bringing their identities into politics?
How exactly do you practice your politics without an identity?
Is not the very concept of ‘one person, one vote’ an identity-anchored strategy for political order?