At some point, people who are LGBT identified need to ask ourselves — why socialism?
Why has the dialogue around our rights, our very existence, our continuing ability to thrive and prosper, to connect and create — why has this become so interconnected with socialism, with Marxism, and is there an alternative? Is there more than one? And, what are those alternatives?
Certainly, it is not only LGBT people who need to ask this question, or should. Non-white people – what the critical race theorists have called “POC” or “people of color” need to ask the same question. First, why do we accept this odious acronym – “POC”? Why be lumped into a herd? Artists and writers – poets need to ask that question. Why Socialism? Why the Collective?
Why not libertarian thought? Why not radical individualism (libertarian thought)? Why not transhumanism that is not posited within the margins of state control? Why state control (Marxism and socialism generally)? Why not a spiritual tradition that posits a creator or creators who are playful, inventive and endlessly compassionate? Why not a view of life that is open and yet not entirely without the defining circumference of boundaries and a tacit recognition of some actual limitations? Why not a constant questioning going forward? Why is being so easily offended the new normal? Why this defensive and angry view of the world that presents a perpetually aggrieved closed fist, instead of an open hand, a sense of irony, the absurd and the mad range of potentiality enlivened by dialogue and engagement — why can’t we do better than socialist/collectivist thinking? Why this insistence on the state as our savior?
And, remember, in actuality fascism and Nazism ( a form of Fascism) are both socialist, if not communist. Look closer at what you have been told and taught.
I think we’ve been seduced and lulled into a sleep by these statist philosophies, these closed economies, these closed ideas. We’ve been co-opted by socialism, since it is a machine that feeds on the hungry, the poor, the desperate and the disenfranchised. It’s time to wake up!
Workers, “POC”, LGBT, Artists, Poets and thought captive people all over the world unite to shake off the sleepy chains of Marxism! Unite to disperse and become individuals, to grow beyond those old, musty Marxist chains! Collectives kill! Learn the lessons of history! Today!