I cannot believe that it took less than 5 full days for the activist/slacktivist left to get itself tied up in knots about whether or not wearing a safety pin was:
- too much
- a sign of privilege
- disrespectful to survivors of the Holocaust*
- being coopted by NeoNazis and/or coopting Brexit.
Can we just this once actually focus on the shit that matters, people? Please?
*Not kidding about this. Saw a lengthy thread on Facebook about whether or not voluntarily donning a safety pin was too much like the tattoos and yellow stars Jews were forced into during WWII. Because apparently people are not good at thinking about shit.
In a world where it feels like you can’t count in anything, you always count on the left to trip over its own feet while trying to get something done.