So, I don't know quite where else to turn! I've been an active member of r/communism & r/communism101 for years. I see a lot of other users here have similarly been banned for equally trivial comments. The reason for my ban (and subsequent muting when I tried to point out that the moderator should provide me with actual scholarly Marxist sources for her reasoning rather than what was clearly a knee-jerk emotional response) was that I stated that the terms "white privelege" and "brocialist" are an employment of identity politics. My perspective was labelled "white male" by moderator u/marxist-feminist, even though I was clearly stating that Marxists should oppose identity politics (constructs) in favour of highlighting class struggle. It's pure lunacy!
Marx clearly highlighted within the tenants of dialectical and historical materialism that to focus in on a part of the whole can establish a dangerous "abstraction" that can alienate people from the base/materialist cause of their oppression. Focusing on issues of race, religious, cultural and gender discrimination (identity politics) without highlighting the class struggle behind it clearly maintains just such a dangerous abstraction.
Identity politics is beloved by Liberals because they create the illusion of progressivism while maintaining existing class divides. People who adhere to these various identities begin to fight amongst themselves, and oppressed white people (yes, oppression is colour blind) become alienated from the left. We saw this in the 2016 US election, where millions of economically oppressed whites had nowhere to turn their frustrations but to the Right.
True communists should be identity blind. We are comrades first, and identity second. It is perfectly fine to have an identity, white, black, Christian, atheist, gay, trans, hetero, man, woman, whatever, but these are dividing, not defining attributes of humanity. We are all comrades who should fight against all forms of oppression idealist and material - but remember that as Marxists, the material outweighs idealism.
Am I alone in this? Have I completely misread Marx in my years of study and multiple theses on the subject? What are your thoughts?