"An identity is like an employee who represents the company and its brand."
"Our identity is like a kaleidoscope. With each turn we reset it not to a former or final state but to a new one that reflects the here-and-now positions of the pieces we have to work with. The design is always new because the shifts are continual. That is what makes kaleidoscopes, and us, so appealing and beautiful."
"You neglect the politics side of identity politics. Identity politics is like a colonial relationship. There is a central state and various local fiefdoms or identities vying for the attention of the ruling or central authority. Local leaders and ambitious individuals denied the direct route to power, will see tthat the means of advancing themselves is via their own particular group."
Using "identity politics" is like using "political correctness" when people mean "not being cruel to other people."
These terms make the majority feel like they're the victims of some conspiracy to elevate other people above them, when those others really just want to be treated equally.
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.