…Why does the left see everything through the lens of identity politics? The simple (and correct) answer is Critical Theory. Critical Theory is the intellectual bible that guides the left, and it demands that people be broken up into smaller and smaller groups that are then pitted against each other and, more importantly, against the dominant culture. Pitting them against each other keeps any one group from getting too strong and dominating the others. Pitting them all against the dominant culture forces it to defend in many directions at once, preventing it from marshaling it’s resources against any one threat. (think of how a group of hyenas drives off a lion. It’s exactly the same).”