the anarchist movement in this town has been completely neutralized by [seriously] overblown accusations made by people that never actually talk to each other regarding "abuse" and "trauma" over people having arguments over slights, personal disagreements, and communicative problems and turning them into examples of replicating the "institutional social conditions perpetuated by white supremacy, patriarchy, and homophobia/etc" instead of actually working the fuck through it. That goes for the shields that go up in regards to feeling unjustly persecuted as well.
I mean, I was never one to throw kneejerking buzzwords around (or even involve myself in people's personal bullshit) as cheap "debate" tactics to come out on top, but it seems to me that in North America, IDENTITY POLITICS are tyrant (the gender neutral for king/queen, imo.) and that whomever wields that deck of cards the quickest can annihilate the credibility and effectiveness of anyone that they don't like.
So instead of solving disagreements or interpersonal problems, even those rooted in legitimate concerns of oppression, people just tear each other down and alienate everyone until the insulation takes hold, cliques form roots, and factions remain more or less ineffective due to a constant circular firing squad rendering all parties a desperate vandal at best, a useless, bitter critic at worst. Discourse is hopeless, and husks of projects move forward for the sake of proving frienemies wrong, to try and do things correctly as best people can or PERHAPS because there are people who need those flawed but dedicated personalities pulling something together for them, whatever that little bit of help might be.
My butt hurts all the time. I don't fucking go after the people that made it that way in public. I'd rather scream it out with someone in my own driveway than air that shit out on the internet. If you're so vindictive, so hungry for the satisfaction of being out of the game while being able to simultaneously get your shots in from afar... Fuck. hey man, I thought you were a little bit better person than that.