The Fallacies of Identity Politics!

Here are two important insights that emerged from a Facebook conversation I had today:

First, when people choose policy on the basis of group identity rather than analysis of the merits/demerits, we move further and further away from serving the public interest and more and more toward serving factional interests.

Second, and worse yet, human beings are too complex to be self-labelled (or labelled by others) by single-dimensional criteria, at least not with any truth or justice!

Yet these fallacious methodologies are adopted by more and more people in our society.