Michael Parenti on the absurdity of IdPol oppression hierarchies

Who wins when workers are diverted into arguing over who is the most oppressed? Who benefits from the navel-gazing obsession with identity politics?

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Interesting observations in this short video clip of US Marxist Michael Parenti, who reflects on the question of ‘relative’ and absolute oppression, and points out the absurdity of oppression hierarchies.

What should be the perspective of workers in struggle – unity along lines of class, or division along lines of identity?

Whose interest does the current obsession with identity groupings serve?

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