Toby wrote:No I think it’s rubbish frankly. The left encourages people to extol their virtue without actually doing anything about it.
Caring isn't the same as doing. I'm talking about character traits and not actions. And I don't see the Left doing any more 'encouraging' than the Right when it comes to signalling virtues (or lack of them).
Toby wrote:Marxist dialectic encourages the creation of identities with moral hues. So if you are against immigration you are a racist and a bigot. If you find the employment of women in what are traditionally male roles to be problematic you are a misogynist. If you find the creation of a free health service to everyone to be problematic, you are a shit etc etc. You are typefying the issue.
That's a whole other argument. I'm not talking about Marxism here, I'm thinking about that large mass of people (in the UK) who ally themselves with the Left, generally.