>I believe that the best thing the left can do is openly oppose their racism and condemn their actions as fundamentally no different from those of the far right.
agree. particularism belongs to the right, universalism to the left.
>Murray Bookchin's "The Next Revolution" lays out some interesting ideas, though one of the marxists I talked to despised the guy for some reason.
bookchin and his acolytes think him more important than is warranted, but things like municipalism are useful praxis in some places
>I think the ideas they possess are psychologically repelling to some of the people who've been burned by them.
maybe, but they shouldn't cut off the nose to spite the face.
>I would even say that my interest and enthusiasm in subjects immediately drops the second I hear anything about "intersectionality" or the like
intersectionality is unironically useful in its original purpose as an analytical tool, and in that purpose could realign these waffling SJW identitarians back to a class-based approach.
>instead discuss bigotry as a crime against humanity and that all history is the shared history of the human species rather than the monopoly of certain races or genders.
back to universalism, and where it has ignored things like the specific conditions of feminine labour, the answer will be more universalism, not less.
>the rhetoric and perception of the right is one of *power*, of great strength, of a "master" race, and to someone who's lived their life feeling like they've been kept from power and self-agency, that's like water in the desert.
simultaneously too weak and too strong
but this aesthetics shit isn't something one should care about too much, aesthetic matters mostly sway those with time and energy to spare, the pathological petty-bourg obsessivePost too long. Click here to view the full text.