Ep 116: Radical Reductionism: Left-wing culture War part 5

This time I explore the problems with what is usually called left liberal political correctness or idenity politics. Marxists in turn get called ‘class reductionists’, but I’m just seeking nuance. I cover pieces about class vs race messaging to voters, umbrella terms like BIPOC, the difference between social classes and economic classes and how they effect how politics are done; and ‘the queer Bolshevik’ arguing that queerness and Marxism are not in conflict In the 2nd Half I share a discussion of the progressive stack, Communists call out an anarchist education project, and activists review the history that has brought us here with a case that identity politics in practice, are working against radical change. All the while I struggle to make sense of all these points in the context I find myself in.
Music Used: Face to Face(Cosmo Villitte remix): by Daft Punk
Class better than race framing with voters
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/anti-racist-messaging-is-failing-with-voters-so-why-cant-liberals-quit-it-opinion/ar-BB1gxbxn
A critic of the word ‘BIPOC’: A look at Identity politics
https://www.newsweek.com/bipoc-isnt-doing-what-you-think-its-doing-opinion-1582494
Zero Books video on the post Left: how caste is different from class
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra1a2L3P4e4
Social issues/identity and Marxism are not in conflict if you take class into account
https://queer-bolshevik.medium.com/is-trans-ideology-anti-materialist-f886feb79e5c
A professor explains progressive stack, good sometimes, not others.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y1iCjnmqbI
Marxists take an Anarchist education project to task for limiting concept of ‘working class’
https://challenge-magazine.org/2020/05/15/working-class-history-none-of-the-above/
Long form essay on anti-oppression politics: how culture war politics is not based.
https://blackrosefed.org/allies-like-these-reflections-on-privilege-reductionism/

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