For all those anons who say that it doesn't matter that the left is irrelevant online or at the very least weak compared to the neoliberals, conservatives, and radlibs, socdems, and left anti communist etc. The internet IS important, and saying otherwise is a massive cope.
>You need to do real organizing instead
It's not either/or
. And this seems to imply that the internet isn't influential as your local, on the ground org. This may or may not be true depending on what it's actually doing. Organizing around unions, rent, student debt, etc. May be good but I often hear this excuse deployed in defense of what are essentially glorified bookclubs, or worse, just made by party-less armchair shitposters who don't have any intention of any activism at all, even online slacktivism. They aren't against internet activism because they have a better form of praxis. They're against it because they too lazy to even do that. There's a reason theorists like Bordiga became a meme on leftypol, because he says activism is bullshit and the most revolutionary thing you can do is read theory and wait for muh true revolution. In that sense /leftypol/ is a de facto Bordigist party.
>The internet isn't influential
This is the even bigger cope, trying to spin vulgar economism as enlightened. "oh the internet is all superstructure" trying to pretend we are just above it all when in fact we are LOSING
. There are tons of young people who get radicalized on social media and trying to pretend otherwise is just dumb. If not for running across radical politics on the internet, most of those people would have just ended up becoming liberals or vaguely dissatisfied adults who lack the knowledge or vocabulary to even articulate their discontent with the system. As people age they will eventually mature in their ideas but if no one pulls them in in the first place that won't happen. So yes, THE INTERNET DOES MATTER. And outreach on social media matters. That people can even deny this in the 21st century is mindblowing, they are either larping as a 1930s trotskyist pamphleteer or something, I don't know. This is especially even more true in this age of COVID and social distancing.
>You can meet in real life
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