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uspol rant, criticism of the left 

Wishing for a second Trump term because it'll make things "bad" enough for your precious Revolution to happen is uhhh how do we put it pure fucking evil eat shit.

And seeing "no difference" between Biden and Trump is a pretty damned oblivious position, too, like good job ignoring the swell of voices form BIPOC and Latines testifying to how much worse things got, not to mention the non-handling of the pandemic, the dismantlement of Obama-era institutions for dealing with precisely this situation, and how many deaths those actions caused, disproportionately hitting racial minorities and the poor. Like fuck you.

I do not want any part of your Glorious Revolution whose altar requires the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized people as offerings. If you see BIPOC and poor people as acceptable sacrifices and not indispensable comrades and, like, fellow human beings, that's the point where I can no longer distinguish your revolution from fascist fantasies.

uspol rant, criticism of the left 

@ljwrites

Since this terrible idea keeps coming up I put out an article geared at leftists over the summer:

https://progressandclass.surge.sh/posts/accelerationism/

uspol rant, criticism of the left 

@zzz I'm terrified that this is common enough to have a name?? 😣

@zzz @ljwrites I'm not going to defend accelerationism, but that essay runs out of gas immediately. The accelerationist argument isn't "things will get so bad for the poor that things will finally change," it's "things will get so bad for the rich that things will finally change."

@alrs @zzz @ljwrites If you already have so much power that you can hurt the rich, especially without hurting the poor, you don't need accelerationism because you're already in the future you want.

@clacke @zzz @ljwrites People with power don't even consider accelerationism. It isn't a tactic, it's a consolation prize. I wasn't hearing a left argument that "you should vote for Trump to hasten the collapse."

@alrs @zzz @ljwrites "don't vote centre-left because that only delays the revolution" is real, you're just lucky to not have come across it
@clacke @alrs @zzz @ljwrites it is everywhere, i have been hearing it since the bush years in the usa, and it is a disgusting little bit of nihilism.

@alrs @zzz Well then, accelerationism is just wrong for like... not living in the real world. 🤨

uspol rant, criticism of the left 

@ljwrites It feels very disingenuous. We can criticize Biden n Kamala for sure, but they aren't the same to Trump n Pence. Blech.

uspol rant, criticism of the left 

@Cyborgneticz yeah imagine giving well-deserved criticism, and there is like SO much to criticize here, without engaging in false equivalence :blobhyperthink:

uspol rant, criticism of the left 

@ljwrites hmmmmmmm but nuance is hard and broad brushes are so much easier

uspol rant, criticism of the left 

@Cyborgneticz leftist political discourse in a nutshell 😔

uspol rant, criticism of the left 

@ljwrites yuh it's a big part of why like I prioritize any discourse I can't do in person. First are students. Second are friends....and that eats up most of my energy tbh.
ugh.

uspol rant, criticism of the left 

@Cyborgneticz God that's exhausting just to hear about, much respect ✊

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