Thread: A certain kind of leftie needs to define themselves against both woke neoliberals who think social justice means having more female drone pilots and some terrible contingent of "brocialist class reductionists" who are indifferent or worse to gay rights, trans rights, etc.
The problem is that while the first group is legion, the second is more or less imaginary.
I mean, I'm sure you can find examples--like Cicero said, no opinion is so absurd that some philosopher doesn't defend it. And *for sure* no opinion is so absurd that no one on Reddit defends it.
But even naming a single prominent figure on the left, never mind whole currents of left thought, that really fit the "class reductionist" bill is surprisingly hard.
I mean some people are shameless enough to pretend that e.g. Adolph Reed or Glenn Greenwald or Amber Frost are indifferent to the persistence of and harms caused by sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and so on, but generally speaking that's not what happens.
Instead, people who otherwise love breezily asserting the existence of a vast contingent of class reductionist brocialists who have a Norman Rockwell idea of the working class blah blah blah start acting like JBP did here when asked to name some names:

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