What is labelled as the American far-left strikes me as hopelessly naive. Naive because they fail to realize the Marxist/anarchist project has been completely coopted by hipsterdom. All they want is a middle-class life for everyone, and their faith and dedication would make a Soviet look like a conservative. This faith in the future and constant use of imperatives are still very romantic, maybe deeply engrained in the myth of the American Revolution. What is missing is the equivalent of a May 1968, a great disillusionment, where everyone gets together, but one side is just greedy (see the desire to be middle-class), still working within a normative system of values. What is missing is the same process that led us to Baudrillard, Zizek, Levinas, Deleuze ...

Yes, I am rambling.
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