From a conversation on the web:
Anonymous commenter: Some of the Left has gone from fighting for real, important issues to fighting for Political Correctness and other absurdities. That’s not all the Left, just the most vocal and strident. I am what people would consider a Leftist (even though my worldview is Indigenous), and I couldn’t care less what someone says. I care about what someone does.
Even AIM (the American Indian Movement) has gone from fighting for tribal sovereignty and against the destruction of tribal lands by industries and corporations, which is still going on, to fighting against Indian mascots! Many people are fixated on words and disregarding actual facts, probably because screaming about words is easier than facing the monster of destruction this global civilization has become.
What you call the Cultural Left is more interested in form than in content…it is more interested in style than substance.
To which I reply:
Getting all upset about someone saying some word that everyone says anyway is ridiculous.
Also the Cultural Left seems to me to have become prudish, Puritanical, Victorian and even sex-hating. They are also uptight, priggish party-poopers. They’re the no-fun crowd, people who see a party and rush in and dump turds in the punch bowl.
These types used to be rightwingers or conservatives, and in this sense the Cultural Left are actually quite conservative or even reactionary and backwards.
Let’s focus on real issues, not some BS about what someone said, especially when they didn’t even say anything bad anyway.
Let’s focus on real job discrimination and especially housing discrimination against Blacks.
Let’s focus on abortion rights being taken away from women.
Let’s focus on ending employment discrimination against gays.
Let’s focus on getting rid of all discrimination against transsexuals.
You know, the real stuff, not the bullshit.