I entered left wing politics halfway through 2015. I saw a lot of the issues I felt were important in society but weren’t being spoken about in the mainstream represented with nuance by left wing speakers and activists. To start I saw most had the best intentions.
However I quickly began to become extreme in my views. It was a natural reaction to seeing injustice and the passion that comes from wanting to fix it; but certainly an over reaction. Attacking the individuals that were part of supposed ‘privileged’ groups, rather than systemic issues or people of power at fault in society.
I locked myself off from opposing viewpoints and kept myself in a bubble that only made my confirmation bias strengthen. When you only see a certain selection of hand picked news articles and stories about hate crimes on your feed from a selection of ideologically similar people this tends to happen. I…
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