Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture
Bailey Lamon
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Another thing that I don’t think has been touched on, but complicates the author’s points: activist groups sometimes attract members who aren’t there for the sake of the cause at all. Instead, they’re there at the behest of Law Enforcement to keep tabs on the group and undermine its work. So even the best tools can be used for ill purposes in the hands of such people. Since none of us are psychic, we can’t always know the real agenda of the people we deal with in activist environments. Good will (or good faith) are important, but so is healthy skepticism, alas. Not everyone who says, “I’m on your side” really is. :(

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