Nonbinary Marxist here — queerfeminist theory is not synonymous with ‘anything pro-LGBT’, but is a very specific outgrowth of idealist, liberal ideologies roughly related with postmarxist anti-Marxist ideas. Instead of analyzing the material, objective world, they proclaim a world of all equally as valid “experiences” that you are not allowed to question if you are not yourself part of the groups associated with them. They believe language policing and representation in media would solve the resentment of conservative people against LGBT people and women, instead of sexism and bigotry being a direct result of capitalist division tactics.
Queerfeminism is a liberal ideology that works with representation and appeasement politics and not on a revolutionary modus. Proletarian feminism is the way to go, and queer liberation can not come through ‘queerfeminism’ but instead through a workers’ revolution with the right programme.
It’s a really fun drinking game how fast you can trace these articles back to the US government and the CIA.
It took only two steps this time!
And the other sponsor is the National Democratic Institute, which was actively involved in funding fascist and anti-socialist coups in Venezuela, Chile, Nicaragua and more. Oh, and it’s also funded by the NED and the US government.
The TJWG’s executive director is also a member and close associate of the National Endowment for Democracy. (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4974ZxosXEc)
So literally all of their funding comes from the CIA/US government.
Never stops amazing me how some communists have completely blinded themselves to the Dengist coup to reimplement capitalism in the PR of China, and instead just believe that paper thin “but but we need productive forces to compete, and capitalism is good actually if we control it, because as we all know the shape of superstructure and state is the origin of production and not its result, yes yes, very Marxist”.
… Are you aware that in 2021 you still need… factories… and land… to produce things? You know,… the means to do that that only a select few can own?
How do you even come to the conclusion that the means of production of all things are no longer existant? Since when have we stopped relying on workshops, factories and agriculture?
The idea of blaming consumers for entirely industry made issues, of antagonizing working class people based on the commodities they own and making them out to be the real enemies in various capitalist-made issues like the climate catastrophe and lack of road safety.
This is all a tired psyop to shift blame for climate change on random proletarian car owners, instead of the circumstances making these cars necessary or attractive or viable or producable. Good ol’ infighting, divide and conquer.
Honestly sounds kind of disappointing. No umlauts, no emoji support (meaning ugly boxes), a fairly cheap looking UI, unusable heart rate monitor, wonky pairing, and all of it just to see notifications on a device about as accessible as a phone.
This works more like an anti-ad for me. Sounds like typical libre lack of polish, sadly.
A workers’ revolution will not succeed in liberating the working class and building a classless society anyway if it can’t even identify and fight capitalist division strategies in their own lines. Any communist party that’s successful necessarily unites the entire proletariat, and if they don’t, they’re not successful (for long). Of course a communist party needs to analyse everything correctly, and that includes things like queer issues, but that applies to all topics including others like national liberation or the women’s question. You don’t need a specific queerfeminist communist party as opposed to a normal communist party in order to solve LGBTQ issues. A good communist party has a correct program.
Queerfeminism itself is a very specific ideology that is decidedly liberal and idealistic. It’s like Marxism a certain school of thought, not a general set of values. Queer liberation plus feminism does not equal queerfeminism. It’s a term that means a specific ideology spearheaded among others by Judith Butler.