A few thoughts come to mind:
>1) Very bad at engaging with people outside the movement.
A lot of leftists sound like robot aliens when talking to normal people.
An easy example is referencing 19th century Marxist terminology, thinking this provides some sort of exactness for the listener or audience. In reality, it just leaves people thinking you're weird. 'Dictatorship of the proletariat' vs 'strong government that actually represents everyday working people.' 'bourgeoisie' or 'porkie' vs 'faceless billionaires who also own the media and politicians.'
Niche terms are great and should be used (more) since they help build an independent political identity, but it's also uselful to be able to talk to people in a language they understand.>1b) People who call everything and anything fascist and racist are retarded.
But there's actually a danger that goes unnoticed. When someone who you don't particularly like or care about keeps calling you something, eventually you sort of shrug your shoulders and say, 'fine, I guess I'm a x lol.'
The worst thing the left could do is be or support a parody of itself, a clearly disturbed person ranting about how cishet capitalist imperialism is preventing them from experiencing what it's like to be a real woman. You're never going to win people over - or at least the right people over - by going even further toward this shit, and the identity culture left being able to assert itself is one of the main reasons why the 'right' has been able to gain ground. People pick a side based on and opposite to that of the people they dislike most.>2) Adopting dumb niche moralistic perspectives
Same as above. If it were to come in here and tell you that you must support x in order for y, you would probably laugh me out of the room. Think veganism or whatever. Rightly so. Be pragmatic and pick battles.>3) Generally speaking, the right is better at using social media platforms for agitation.
This is why the tired line of 'thats not important(nasally voice)' is so retarded. You need to be able to talk about everything and anything. Ideas need to be talked about and promoted via current events and meta discussion. Just like capital must circulate at an increasing pace to maintain itself, political movements must circulate ideas. IRL is great, but it would be dumb to ignore Post too long. Click here to view the full text.