Liberalism's identity politics is destroying the country

Identity politics, also known as Straw Man Politics, is the creation of  a fictitious adversary, victim, or problem in order to create the impression that I am the one who can create equality, alleviate oppression, or solve the problem through more government intervention and laws.

Manipulating the feelings of various groups for political advantage plays one group off another.  Diversity actually encourages division, inherent contradictions, and double standards when everyone is given special treatment.  The core of conservative philosophy is to treat and to apply the law equally to everyone despite the lies and distortions thrown at him for decades.  How can the country ever be united when the promotion of "diversity" is in reality promoting division and in turn divisiveness?  Unity becomes the polar opposite of diversity, which makes all of those millions of bumper stickers laughable.

By encouraging diversity and multiculturalism, liberals are in effect encouraging division and the explosive consequences we've been witnessing during the second term of Obama. 

By encouraging identity politics and pandering to different groups – rich vs. poor, black vs. white, male vs. female, straight vs. gay, religious vs. secular, unionist vs. environmentalist – Democrats continue to manufacture distrust, discontent, and hate not just between liberals and conservatives, but also among the party's various special interest groups that support it, all the while proclaiming they are the ones to solve the problems at the root of so much social division. 

It is a magic trick and deception of epic proportions – one that has supporters as slaves to their fabricated illusions.  The Democratic National Convention should make David Copperfield proud.