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This basic premise is utterly flawed: “Power in the United States is rooted in privilege” — rather than materially rooted in owning the entire means of production. When vapid, neoliberal politics are allowed to weaponize identity politics as a means to ignore intersectionality and obfuscate class, you’re going to draw all the wrong conclusions.

If a mask is what emboldened that white antifa activist to punch ne0-Nazi Richard Spencer, then we should be encouraging more black bloc tactics, rather than playing into the hands of our mutual oppressors. Calls for “accountability” are specious here. Even if not written by a cop, this piece essentially bolsters their position.

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