One thing that I have to give the right credit for is their ability to coalesce, when it comes down to the wire. Without that ability to circle the wagons, even if it is around a turd, there’s no way we would have ended up with Pres. Trump.
I thought this article brought up some interesting food for thought when it comes to the influx of newcomer activists and how to work as a group with people we may never fully agree with. https://www.autostraddle.com/kin-aesthetics-excommunicate-me-from-the-church-of-social-justice-386640/
I’m still mulling it over. There are leftist groups on my Facebook that definitely demand ideological purity to such an extent that they are disgusted with anyone who thinks that anything even a little capitalist is a pro-corporate stooge. Those spaces are so hostile to 90% of people who come across them that it seems like the ideas will never go anywhere.
It’s a hard balance to strike between calling things out, including to ourselves, and paralyzing each other’s thoughts and actions. I don’t know where the line is.
What are your thoughts?