I will not leave the…

A Twitter thread by @A_V_Stephen

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in class analysis, but the left now propagates self-identity politics. 1/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in women’s rights, but the left now thinks they are a white privilege. 2/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in reproductive rights, but the left now thinks they’re based on an oversimplification. 3/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe same sex attraction is normal, but the left now thinks it’s exclusionary. 4/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in free speech, but the left now thinks it’s offensive. 5/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in compassion for the vulnerable, but the left now harasses survivors of rape or FGM. 6/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in anti-racism, but the left now thinks black women are women in the same way that men are women. 7/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in an observable material reality, but the left now thinks everything is a social construct. 8/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in supporting the working class, but the left now thinks they aren’t woke enough. 9/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe stereotypes are reactionary, but the left now thinks they define us. 10/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in freedom of religion, but the left now forces gender ideology on everybody. 11/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe unregulated capitalism is bad, but the left now thinks consumption choices are empowerment. 12/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I’m still suspicious of big pharma, but the left now thinks we should experiment on children. 13/14

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still want us to win elections, but the left now prefers ideological purity.

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me, and I’ve never been more sad and angry and perplexed and frightened. 14/14