Emerging Corpse? What Will Finally Become of the Alt-Left?

DIOGENES:

The Alt-Left is done!

KARL:

No. The Alternative Left or ‘Alt-Left’ is an emerging political and ideological movement that is still in flux, and has not yet fully crystallized. Your one-sided expectations are entirely undialectical!

DIOGENES:

Ha! Ha! Ha! The idea of an avowedly libertarian-left backlash against postmodernists, regressive leftists and social justice warriors is a great idea, in theory; but many of those who advocate for an Alt Left are no more progressive than the people they are supposed to be distancing themselves from.

KARL:

Well, not long ago you were banned from a certain group; for demeaning one faction as totalitarian.

DIOGENES:

And then another one! Do you remember why?

KARL:

It seems you wished to take most one-sided and ‘undialectical’ stance against post-secularism.

But surely the choice between secularism and anti-secularism is a purely binary one?

DIOGENES:

On the contrary. You are either for or against. Sometimes, reality is binary.

KARL:

Har! Har! Har! How very childish and unenlightened, ma chérie!

DIOGENES:

Well.

Perhaps the Tankies and closet SJWs infesting the Alt-Left right now will appreciate the following co-optation of a silly Marxist-Leninist propaganda move:

The right-opportunists want to have an Alt-Left by SJW means.

The left-infantilists want to abandon all the progressive and liberal values of the left.

Clearly, then, true Alt-Leftists have our work cut out to prevail against both deeply reactionary and regressive elements threatening the very survival of the libertarian left itself.

KARL:

Why decide?
Why not play it both ways, like we all do?
Surely you are not so special, my little Diogenes?

DIOGENES:

I have nothing more to say to you.

Further reading:

https://medium.com/the-reflector/short-story-out-of-the-alt-left-39a6950f38b9

 

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