Monday, June 20, 2022

On compromising with fascists

Some people say that "identity politics" causes the left to lose elections and that the left should compromise away the interests of certain groups to attract more centrist voters so they can win elections.

It's wrong on principle:

Which may signal either that the leaders don't actually hold these principles or that they expect their voters don't:

artistic representation of the word NO

If you do hold principles in support of trans people, then compromising them is wrong for pragmatic reasons:

Thus, here's a recommendation that you have conversations with people. (Of course, consider whether it's safe for you to do so and if it won't be a total waste of your time.)

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