This man is worse than an undercover cop it seems - he's an idiot who does their job of agitating for them without even being paid
Sorry, word just in that I have to 'respect him' because of solidarity. Thanks for letting me know!
I do not have to respect him at all. I will defend his right to turn up and protest how he wishes but that doesn't mean I can't call him an idiot. Cheers x
Screaming that people are telling me I can't criticize this guy because of 'solidarity' but b/c I have, now I am stripped of it and deemed the 'optics left'
They know nothing about me and my views, they just assume I disagree with this guy's entire ideology because I think holding up a sign that says 'Kill cop' is perhaps a stupid tactic
Also for the avoidance of doubt - no, I don't really think he's 'worse' than an undercover cop, it's sardonic.
like lol, the IMMEDIACY of this escalation. Gtfo!
What are you huffing if you think that it's ok to:
a) tell me I'm breaking solidarity codes on the left by saying that guy did a stupid thing
b) then refer to the critique as 'some people on the left' disregarding rape and abuse? what does that do for the left? wiiiiild
Today I discovered that you should NOT criticize anyone who says they're on the left because it fucks up solidarity, unless of course you deem them the 'optics left' - then you can accuse them of being a rape apologist and a bootlicker with impunity. Make it make sense!
Anyway, see you all at the next demo regardless ✊🏽

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