"Power" doesn't co-opt the language of the left, it incubates it at institutions it owns, like Harvard, Oxford, & ngo sector, which is why you're desperately trying, & failing to to create a distinction between your woketard politics and those of the CIA.
And the vanguard leftoid move is to then insist on the primacy of "class" but then totally bastardise and mystify it by combining back again with identity crap. Oh no it's Marxist feminism, totally different to the CIA feminism bla bla. Lol sorry teen vogue already on the case.
The academic leftoids like this one above, and the bourgeois writers like Jeet, implicitly if not explicitly, recognise that pushing onto next marketing campaign is their job even as old one is just becoming visible to the masses. They must disavow the Frankenstein they created.
This is why elite liberal journals and Ivy League institutions exist. It's also why nothing that comes out of them is any use to working class people, These people are not your friends, you do not share class interests with them, even if they talk about working class "revolution"
They're using that vernacular because it's useful to left wing of capital to have footsoldiers pay lip service to class politics in this moment. "Power" can engage in a game of valor arbitrage by appropriating class struggle as meme, it makes their marketing even more "authentic"
"That's not real feminism"
Same old denial of bourgeois interests served by identitarian ideologies. As if there were some other feminism somewhere that wasn't as blatantly bourgeois & repulsive. There isn't. All feminism is ruling class bullshit. Just like intersectionality. Image
The role of the left is to be ahead of the cringe, now they'll cook up a fresh batch of mystified meme ideology so that by the time hostility to intersectionality has suffused entire left/liberal mainstream (years away imo) a new bourgeois doctrine will be ripe for "co-optation".
"Cooptation" is welcomed by those with tenure & bombastically denounced by those still climbing the greasy pole. The dynamism is generational, not class conflict yet Ivy League Prof's delude selves into beleiving their grad students are the proletariat, and so do the students. 😂
Professors love so called cooptation because it makes their stupid meme ideology a hot commodity in bourgeois circles which means they start getting paid as consultants by politicians, cited more and more, become a "public intellectual", making the rounds on TV etc etc etc
Grad students then get to bitch and moan about how they Do The Work of their famous profs, or they simply learn from & circumnavigate their work for rest of their career, extend upon the bullshit "themes" of their famous mentor, become "authority" in that intellectual realm etc
And it's all junk, the older ones become irrelevant when their meme ideology becomes outmoded, and they get TERFed out accordingly (see rafical feminists for perfect example 😂😂😂). This cycle continues in perpetuity & exists only to prop up the ruling class not to challenge it.

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And because there's nobody within the us left who can critique it without losing their job, or their friends. Because the left is that sociopathic.

And because I won't play ball.

Don't be a fucking mark. You're being played.
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