Identity politics is a trap to democracy, says Indonesia’s Joko Widodo

Identity politics is a trap to democracy, says Indonesia’s Joko Widodo

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has addressed Australia’s Parliament. He opened his speech with ’G’day mate’ and called for both nations to join forces to improve human rights, overcome fear of poverty, threat of climate change and to stop intolerance, xenophobia, radicalism and terrorism. He said that identity politics is a trap to democracy, threat to diversity and to tolerance.

Avi Khait
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Occam’s lazer
Occam’s lazer 4 months

Agreed but I’d appreciate the article Edit:article is appreciated, thanks dev dude who fixed the bug

6Million$Mansplainer 4 months

Statement confirmed fact.

mantico 4 months

The statement isn’t wrong. Identity politics is a baseless way to judge someone when you should be looking at their voting record, what policies do they support, and who gives them money. Identity politics are very divisive.

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 4 months

Found a link and submitted a summary.

Max Bants
Max Bants 4 months

Identity politics is the rot feasting on the expired flesh of Marxism and Progressivism. To see our western culture slide from Martin Luther King's dream back into this 'intersectional' nightmare of judging everyone by their most differential features to tally some grievance points system is to the normal decent person every bit as offensive to the senses as the aforementioned stench of rot. It's time we cremated Marxism and Progressivism, and tolerate the stench no longer. it's dead. it's been dead for over half a century. It's time to move on...

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 4 months

good hopefully we can focus on more local relationships (Oceania) instead of sucking up the China..

Kevin 4 months

Random statements, without context, summaries or supporting articles are a threat to the integrity of this app.

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 4 months

Why is there a picture of Joko Widodo (Indonesian PM) and Scott Morrison (Australian PM) on this headline? If there were a summary or some linked articles, it may help give some context, but without them I'm left puzzled.

IvoryDove 4 months

Politicians divide the people to seek advantage. Statesmen unify the people to seek the best from everyone. This explains why our nation has become so divided. It's literally a strategic effort.

Star Alien
Star Alien 4 months

News voice folks

AD C 4 months

"Identity politics is a threat to democracy, a threat to diversity and a threat to tolerance. These threats will become even more [real] when exploited for short-term political interests, resulting in hatred, fear and even social conflict." I'm glad to see that sone politicians are beginning to realize that despite their intentions identity politics hurts diversity and tolerance.

Indo 4 months

Hear, hear, hear ! Finally a wake up call to the whole south east region.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 4 months

Can have a democracy if you judge people based on skin colour or genitals.

Indo 4 months

With the Global population totally out of order, u are concerned about this kinda stuff. Do u live in your very own enclosure.

Plz Don't Bully
Plz Don't Bully 4 months


Clint 4 months

this is the problem in America and what resulted in the most corrupt and dangerous man being elected as president of the most powerful country in the world

CITIZEN 4 months

Lol, identity politics are an inevitable direct result of a maturing democracy. It's why we live in a representative constitutional republic.

Brendhan 4 months

All politics is identity politics.

Mark East
Mark East 4 months

yes it is

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