Just a little something for all the people who genuinely think what Trump just did is some great unprecedented victory for the world and the USA.
He basically gave numerous military concessions and validated a brutal dictator on the world stage, all for the sake of some fresh propaganda for North Korea and a vague agreement that they’ve already vaguely agreed to but never bothered to in any way follow through on like dozens of times.
This was not a victory. It was pointless nonsense.
And if you still don’t get it, just imagine how Trump’s current cheer squad would have reacted if Obama met with Kim Jong Un and promised an end to military exercises in South Korea in exchange for some vague super-serious pinky promise about maybe abandoning the nuclear program this time.
an example of “weaponized identity politics” is stating that people should support a woman who oversaw a cia torture program because it will address the cia’s gender problem and help women’s empowerment.
when used correctly, identity politics can acknowledge historical inequities that exist between different identities and critique systems of oppression. however, ignoring someone’s actions and politics in order to cynically weaponize their identity is just another attempt to maintain the status quo whilst pretending to care about representation.
celebrating gina haspel as a feminist icon requires dismissing and dehumanizing yet again the people who were systematically tortured by the cia.