"On the internet (and you know, in real life, too) ”Marxism” is an easy way for lots of dudes—white dudes usually—to feel righteous and like they’re fighting the fight, so hey when can I pick up my Get Out Of Privilege Free card because I read What Is To Be Done and Adorno, I’m ready to rumble! Not that Adorno is Leninist or whatever, but I think white male undergrads’ theory…and [the] It’s All About The Class Struggle “dialectical materialism” (not to say this is what dialectical materialism is or says but to say it’s what it gets used to defend) come from the same profound willingness to perceive oneself as somehow important and as a defense mechanism to avoid having to deal with the anxiety of structurally never not being racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. etc. by virtue of being straight and white and male.
…I have a really deep suspicion of people who absent themselves from the structures they want to critique as though reblogging Lenin quotes has magically exempt you from being inflected in a web of relations of force."