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If you think we’re having fun, the Left (which actually has — you know — organizations) is thrashing out some far more sensitive purge issues:

Richard Seymour, China Mieville, and Magpie Corven have, along with several others, resigned from the fledgling International Socialist Network following an internet row over interracial lesbian bondage porn and its ideological implications. […] As far as I can tell, they are little more than Cliffite Trots who’ve lately supplemented this old-fashioned, weak-tea brand of revolutionary socialism with vogue theories of “intersectionality.” Probably to compensate for the culture of institutionalized sexism that characterized the British Socialist Workers Party following its scandalous coverup of rape allegations about a year ago. […] It’s sad enough that the Left has degenerated to such a pitiful state, where it squabbles over such piddly crap. Did Seymour and co. really need to have their reputations ruined on account of it, though? Tarred as perverts and racists?

February 18, 2014admin 5 Comments »
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  • Ademonos Says:

    “Interracial lesbian bondage porn and its ideological implications”

    Well, they sure do have their priorities. One is left wondering if they even take themselves seriously any longer… At least we’ve got popcorn.


    Posted on February 18th, 2014 at 5:46 pm Reply | Quote
  • Lesser Bull Says:

    The problem with NRx accelerationism is that there is nothing it can do that the Cathedral isn’t doing already.

    It’s like pouring wood on the gasoline.


    Posted on February 18th, 2014 at 7:14 pm Reply | Quote
  • Rasputin Says:

    This May be poetic justice, but I still feel kinda sorry for Seymour…

    Odds on him coming over to the darkside? Anyone give me 50-1?


    Scharlach Reply:

    A truly class-based Leftism is much more likely to morph into something vaguely right-wing. That was my personal trajectory, anyway.

    Really, this “intersectionality” business is the Right’s greatest gift in decades. It forces the Left to digest itself. And, less metaphorically, it belies the lie of the “social justice” meme and shows it for what it actually is: power and status seeking by other means.


    Posted on February 19th, 2014 at 1:17 am Reply | Quote
  • Aaron Says:

    The oppression ouroboros: intersectionality will eat itself

    Intersectionality is also extremely American: placing race at the centre of every issue, seeing all “white people” as a monolithic bloc, using American jargon and orthography. That’s not to say it’s not popular here, it is, just that if one wanted to be cheeky one might call it cultural imperialism. Alas, to do so would only fan the flames of madness.

    funny because its true

    Calling out with the old, in with the new

    It seems to me that academic thinking is no longer a reasoned, dialectical process, having been infected by too many anti-human assumptions. As hard to believe as it is, it is now five decades since cultural politics came to dominate the humanities. Obsessing over the politics of identity is not a challenge to the establishment, it is the establishment.



    Posted on February 19th, 2014 at 4:13 pm Reply | Quote

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