What us on the left have got to do, not just in Britain but all over the world, is to remember who it is we’re fighting. We need to remember who it is we’re fighting, and to fight against them – not against ourselves. While we’re tearing each other down for using the wrong terminology or the wrong language and all the things like that, the right wing have got their shit together and they’re going to work. And we’re still there at the starting gate, squabbling.
And while we’re doing this, LGBTQ rights are being shut down. The clubs and the venues that bands play in are being shut down. So many great things are being shut down. All of these things that we loved are getting destroyed. And people forget that, so it’s only when they come for you that you get upset about it.
I’m not saying that we shouldn’t criticise each other, and hone and define our arguments, but we need to remember the people who really don’t agree with us and who would like to see us dead. Those are the people that we need to be fighting, not ourselves. We’ve become so disjointed and disparate that we’ve become weak, while our real enemy is strong.
And we need to be strong. We’re stronger together, and we need to remember that.