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In this ongoing series, it's time to consider why increasing trust and sympathy is the next radical move the Left needs to take, even towards people who think they’re our enemies. #LeftWingDiscourse #PeacePolitics #TwitterActivism
Digging my heels in and shaming my callous opponent won't help, and feeds into the myth of the "holier than thou" leftist. You might genuinely believe you're a better person, but unlike someone who is right-wing individualistic, it won't make you happier. The ultimate goal is to agree, not to win at moral point-scoring.
If we cannot love our enemies, because they are busy trying to take us down, does that make us worse at being Left? It's complicated.
Is it closed minded to reject bad ideas and disingenuous arguments? Is there really any merit in sickening and hateful rhetoric that reduces lived experiences and historical legacies to "whiny snowflakes"?
Is it weird to be obsessed with not fitting in? The question used to take up most of my brain, especially before my autism diagnosis. I had hostile feelings towards people who seemed happy being different, and spent a lot of time analysing and resenting people who effortlessly made friends and connections. I used to … Continue reading Why You Don’t Fit In With People
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Amidst growing frustrations with a racist world it was a cathartic moment for many. Yet this historic and symbolic moment was not overwhelmingly supported.
Links to support protests + anti-racism charities: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd - donate evenly to 70+ bail funds for protestors - getting them out protects them, supports them, and shows they are not alone. 15 million dollars raised so far. https://bailproject.org/ - USA charity campaigning generally to free people from the injustice/inequity of bail + the prison system … Continue reading BLACKOUT – Amplify protesters voices
During their lifetimes, they rose to impossible levels of fame, made millions, wowed hordes of adoring fans, and starred in roles that would define generations. Yet they too had messy, ugly realities.