Mechanism of Defense

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Leftism defends the fundamental
Values and institutions upholding civilization
That of humanism and progressivism
Constantly adjusting to meet the needs
Of modern industrial society

Assimilating, pacifying, eliminating dangerous elements
Channeling rage into less threatening forms
Absorbing, modifying, and perverting resistance currents
To fit the leftist pseudo-rebellious agenda
Working as a self defense mechanism for the system

All the symbolic protests
And single issue campaigns
Won't change fucking shit
In this techno-industrial civilization
You divert rage into single issues
Furthering the alienation of capitalism
With your activist expertism
And specialization in social change

You are not radical
Your movements and praxis
Arose from state institutions
Your privilege politics are a dead end
Rooted in Marxism and academia
Advocating identification with victimization
Defining individuals in terms of their social roles

Attempting their liberation
Not questioning the existence of the roles themselves
So they are reproduced

You construct reified categories
Of unified oppressed people
Tokenizing, representing,
Patronizing, simplifying
Civilizations systematic domination

And inherent class structure
Thinking we can end oppression
By changing micro scale social dynamics
Falsely believing institutionalized oppressive ideas are changed
By changing our language and not destroying the institutions themselves

If you want to defend reform and reproduce
The structures of society then just fuck off
When your morality is questioned
The entire framework of your praxis falls apart

The pillars of your ideological constructs crumble
They are based on heteronomous discipline and leadership
Morality, ideology, representation, and hierarchical organization
The same tools used by the state

Power hungry authoritarian leftists
You're a self defense mechanism for the system
Power hungry authoritarian leftists
You're a tool used by the state

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from Decivilize, released April 1, 2016

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