Are you anti-GMO, anti-nuclear? That infuriates me already. But when I meet comrades that carry around crystals because they give them energy, I want to strangle them.
All those crystals and herbal scents and pendants and body-paints you buy come from petty-bourgeois vendors, btw. It's nothing but frivolous consumerism mixed with superstition.
I had thought that spending time with other leftists would be awesome for me but it's at the point where I can't stand it. Sure, don't get me wrong, lefties are the most fun people to be around. But having grown up obsessing over the latest planetary science all my life and then being told here that "the earth is alive, man! It's connected to all of us!" I just want to scream.
This is really the first time in my life where I feel oppressed for being an atheist. The amount of spirituality here that makes me police myself in what I say is unbearable. I made someone cry the other day for saying in response to how they felt compelled to do activism because the earth wants them to, "The earth doesn't care about you because it has no feelings to care about you. The earth simply is." I don't know what's going to happen when I tell them they are privileged for being religio/spiritual.
And then there's the anarcho-primitivists. What the fuck is with these guys? You don't like fossil fuels, sure I'm with you there. But no wind mills or solar either? Do you realize how many people will die if we did away with all technology? Sure, the metals exploited to build wind and solar create toxic environments for those communities. But if those communities owned the means of production they wouldn't make it so toxic to begin with and could mine the metals in a safer way.
They say to me, "Look how horrifying technology is! We shouldn't keep being this way!" To me, the anti-science types are conflating capitalism with science. There is distinction between the two. It is capitalism that uses and abuses science, not science itself that is bad. How can anti-science types not realize this? They then rebut saying capitalism and science are so intertwined that it's impossible to resist one and not the other. But this is bullshit to me because they are completely different! Science doesn't need capitalism at all, it even grew in pre-capitalist societies!
It's getting the point where I hate working with other radicals. I guess I can contribute to the resistance in some other way that doesn't involve people, doing research or investigative journalism, writing books and articles.