Twitter has gone the way of LiveJournal. First they broke the woke boba libs from the Tumblr zoo tarring the Left with teenage cringe, the gates of the Twitter gulag has been opened to freedom for chuds, Neo-Nazis, and reactionaries. What kind of timeline are we living in? It seems the sacrifices of 8.7 million Russians to bury the Nazi monster are in vain.

Now we must keep a vigilant eye for false comrades, like how fascists try to lure some of our naive baby comrades by jacking off to North Korea.

On the off-chance that you actually care to learn about why you’re wrong rather than just “dunk” on literal children, I’d like to take the time to write this.

Gender is a class hierarchy violently enforced by capitalism in order to hasten wealth accumulation by means of exploitation of vast pools of unpaid reproductive labour in a wage economy. Reproductive labour isn’t merely birth-giving: it is the sum total of labour required to reproduce and maintain the populace. Caregiving, nursing, cooking, cleaning, education, etc. This labour is feminised; during the transition to capitalism, through violent, deadly and assaultive coercion, women were segregated from the wage labour economy and relegated to unpaid reproductive labour.

This gendering of labour has allowed untold amounts of workers to have their labour exploited while simultaneously being told that their labour is not labour at all, it is “an act of love.” This allows the working class to be maintained and to grow, providing further labourers for the capitalist class to exploit.

The most overrepresented group of labourers worldwide are women, primarily from the Global South, who are exploited en masse.

Queer people are inherently subversive to this gendered class hierarchy. By divorcing our sexuality from our relations to the means of reproduction, we threaten to disrupt the rigidly enforced gender hierarchy. It is for this reason that homosexuality was criminalised by the capitalist class: queer people experience relationships and sexuality that is independent from the reproduction of workers for capitalist exploitation.

Gender creative children are, contrary to your assertion, not “harming” the credibility of assimilative trans people. Assimilative trans people are in the process of being enfolded by the very capitalist state apparatus that creates the conditions of our exploitation and oppression. By presenting a facade of tolerance and acceptance, and by coercing trans people to buy into that tokenisation, the state seeks to deradicalise the subversive nature of queer identity and also create new markets of exploitation (“pink money”).

Gender creative children, meanwhile, are crafting gender performances so far beyond the assimilative narrative of the state capitalist system that they cannot be easily enfolded into acceptable exploitation. Gender creative children are exposing, by their very existence, the reality of gender as a mere fabrication meant to aid in the expropriation of feminised labour.

By their complete rejection of the gendered class hierarchy, gender creative children are radically disrupting and undermining the social reproduction of the gender binary that is so necessary for capitalism to continue its mass marginalisation of women.

In this way, not only are gender creative children not in fact harming assimilative trans people, they are revolutionising understanding of gender relations, paving the way for ungendered class consciousness to permeate the wider conversation, and radically altering the landscape of gendered class struggle.

Thanks for the eye-opening read. I need to get access to better literature, my only literature is limited to Marx’s fundamentals, Soviet-era writings and Third Worldist stuff like the Green Book, some of Sankara’s work and some of Philippine “National Democracy” corpus of material, as well as some academic research papers feeding me info to make my own takes.

So yeah, kinda got my start with “Old Left” literature. And had to toss the Green Book since patsocs and shit

I highly recommend Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body, and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici. The trans community on here also has an ongoing discussion series regarding a collection of essays entitled Transgender Marxism. If you would like further recommendations, feel free to reach out, I am always happy to help. I lead discussions on these topics in real life as my work.

If you need help finding PDFs, again, please reach out. Part of my stance on grassroots education is active dispersal of accessible literature, and as such I never recommend anything without first making sure I have access to a share-able PDF/link.

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Also purging some the “National Democracy” literature because its pretty much not applicable in the modern factors. Filipino Maoists have been reduced into a joke and they’re pretty much the reason why the Left here can’t bloom. And they’re the reason why MLs here jumped on Duterte’s boat because his pro-China stance seems attractive to AES and easier to identify with them than with the Maoists. So basically joining the populist camp to make orthodox ML cool again

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Twitter is still run by billionaires, I’m just hoping this billionaire unbans me

Update: He did not

This. A billionaire is a billionaire is a billionaire. Their class interests trump any other consideration and window dressing

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Deku, those weird tumblr kids are kids for one, and they normalised and helped lots of other kids and teens accept themselves and gave them a safe space to be quirky and weird and queer.

Don’t fall for the same reactionary takes as the people you are warning us to be wary of.

It seems the sacrifices of 8.7 million Russians to bury the Nazi monster are in vain.

Soviets for one. And that became evident long ago, by 1980’s at least.

Bullying LGBT teens is shameful. Comparing them to fascists is one of the most transphobic shit I’ve read in a while.

Yeah, well, there other communities besides Twitter lol

I was chatting with some bloke named Roderic Day and he thought that Twitter was the “newspaper” of the 21st century (and said that none of the other social media platforms compared).

I had to disagree with him on that lmao

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your bigotry is not a proper material analysis of gender, tumblr didn’t have that massive userbase you think it had to have a noticeable effect on larger social media sites. also how cool of you to say transness is a mental illness as if being mentally ill is something shameful. the only shameful thing here is your bigotry and sounding like those patsoc/maga communist dipshits who have nothing to do with communism.

@Comrade_Deku571@lemmygrad.ml sorry for the harshness, it gets tiring dealing with transphobic rhetoric from people who are supposed to be comrades. i hope other peoples comments here were helpful for you.

Wdym

Trans comrades are comrades.

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I don’t know what you’re talking about.

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Between “immature kids” and the people who use kids as punching bags for reactionary talking points, it’s really not the immature kids who are the problem. It’s the reactionary elements of society that forces LGBT people into the closet, not the “weird” LGBT people making the “cool” LGBT people look bad. If I appeal to the reactionary’s standard of social norms by contrasting my relative normality against the “weirder” LGBT people, and blame the “kids” for the reactionary hate directed at us, while claiming I’m just an innocent cool trans person not a weird attention-seeker, then my standard is to compromise with reaction, to bargain and beg to be seen as normal, and to allow bigotry to continue against any LGBT person who is “weirder” than me by some impossible to define set of rules. The bigotry was always going to come out against us one way or another. It makes more sense to just address bigotry at its source and forge ahead with new ideas than to blame each other for not looking or acting normal enough by the standards that keep us living in closets and facing attacks when we come out.

I have no idea what you’re going on about.

I’m not an American, so there are things that I don’t fully understand as a leftist from my perspective.

Most actual Marxists I know are able to rapidly absorb new information and change their opinions based in that information. There’s no room for backwards thinking in this community, especially bigotry.

I still have a long way to go. Pardon me.

It’s ok. We all have a lot to learn sometimes.

I just went out on that rant because Milo Stewart was the first thing that comes to my mind hearing about gender discourse on Tumblr. Don’t get me mistaken, I’m pretty progressive. I am supportive of LGBTQ rights, but I don’t want to debate on the politics of trans people because I’m not in a sufficient position to join the debate. My apologies.

Milo Stewart was a kid that got mob-harassed and has grown into a well informed trans adult. Their current opinions are worth hearing and it’s a shame you let yourself speak from your reactionary ideas instead of information.

I don’t think that’s a good excuse. Hell, it sounds like the same excuse that a “MAGA communist” would give.

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Gonna be honest, neo-Nazis have been running rampant on twitter for a very long time. I don’t know if the Tumblr refugees affected much, I mean it’s still active and I enjoy it, there’s cool people on there. Elon acting like this is a victory is odd considering he tried to back out but was forced to buy Twitter lmao

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