Take a shot every time I say ~*~ iDEoLoGiCaL iDEnTiFiCaTiOn ~*~
I think you're spot on. We can like or support our ideological beliefs such as politics, but we shouldn't "BE" our ideological beliefs. I can like and support and share a lot of conservative values, but I don't need to identify with my ideological political beliefs. This allows us to be a lot more flexible in our life, as we don't feel like we HAVE to fight against someone just because they're ID'ing as a different ideology. It's not personal, in other words. Sadly the left has been pushing "the person is political" for a long time, really trying to make the person an ideological warrior;; ref.: The personal is political, also termed The private is political, is a political argument used as a rallying slogan of student movement and second-wave feminism from the late 1960s.
Having watched this in it's entirety and then having read 2 of your blog posts, all I can say is that I agree with so much but also disagree with so much of what you said/wrote lol.. I guess that's a good thing, right?
I love listening to you! I am not quite ready to shed all labels (feminism is really the only thing I still "identify" with–but I like to think I'm not a mindless follower) but I strive for intellectual honesty and avoid nearly all ideological identification for all the reasons you explained. Everything you said was so affirming. And, here's hoping you find a partner who is okay with your acceptance of full accountability for your thoughts and opinions instead of parroting a list of beliefs.
This is great and all but we can still shit on straight white males right?
How come you view veganism as a cult? It doesn't worship a deity, nor a person. It's more about extending empathy to more than just the exclusivity of the human species.
Thanks for the gift of you Alicen, I appreciate you sharing your thoughts, this video really gives me a lot to think about in a very positive way.
This is some seriously useful shit right here, thank you so much for sharing it ^_^
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