Maxime Bernier Is Fighting Against Identity Politics

“Identity politics has become pervasive and is being practiced by all political parties trying to buy votes. Political debate has degenerated into a contest between different ways of pandering to specific groups instead of appealing to our common interests,” says Bernier.

After Andrew Scheer laughably tried to accuse Maxime Bernier of pushing identity politics, Bernier has pushed back, correctly pointing out how his approach is the exact opposite of identity politics:

Here’s what Bernier said on Twitter:

“1/ Doing identity politics means trying to drum up support by appealing to specific groups on the basis of their ethnicity, religion, language, sexuality or other characteristics, instead of speaking to them as Canadians interested in the wellbeing of our country as a whole.”

“2/ Identity politics has become pervasive and is being practiced by all political parties trying to buy votes. Political debate has degenerated into a contest between different ways of pandering to specific groups instead of appealing to our common interests.”

“3/ I have repeatedly stated that I believe identity politics is reductive, divisive and destructive of our social cohesion. I am doing THE OPPOSITE of identity politics by focusing on policy solutions that concern ALL Canadians. And I will continue to do so.”

This is similar to a point I made recently:

“Is the world upside down? Maxime Bernier was criticizing identity politics, & now some politicians – even some conservatives – are accusing him of identity politics? What the hell are they talking about? Unifying people around common values is exact opposite of identity politics.”

https://twitter.com/SpencerFernando/status/1029885981497933824

Not many people are going to buy Scheer’s attempt to link Bernier to identity politics. Focusing on unity around shared values is the opposite of the identity politics approach that Justin Trudeau, and even Andrew Scheer at times, seem interested in pushing.

Bernier needs to keep speaking out, and Patriotic Canadians need to stand with him and with all who are willing to say what the Canadian People actually think.

Identity politics must be defeated.

Spencer Fernando

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