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>People who are all fucking ugly on the inside seem to have a tool where they can both be bullies and righteous. The best way I can describe it in general terms is these people were always close minded bigots but there is a society widea fallacy that because people are in a fringe group they can't be close minded bigots.
I know exactly where you're coming from here. I think it's important to keep in mind that hypocritical, self-contradictory bullies have always found a group they can nestle themselves into, it's just one of those things that has always been, and always will be. This is just the modern, contemporary incarnation of the phenomenon. What we have seen over recent years (in a very abstract, meta-social and very online sense) is abusers learn how to twist the narrative of victimhood into their shield.
At work, we've got a woman who is renowned for being a bully. It all came to a head a couple of years ago, and in the end all that happened is she got sent on an anti-bullying course. So of course, she's still the workplace bully- But she now knows how to best make it look like she's the one being bullied, and she's all the worse because of it.
>Modern society or at least the part I frequent seems to have come to the sudden baseless revelation that gender is purely a social construct but also super important and biological sex is irrelevant, to a point that I feel like I am a heretic for disagreeing
In this case there's no concrete scientific consensus either way, so the best you can settle for is being the heretic that disagrees with the new orthodoxy. If you claim to be as much of a rationalist as you are, you can't claim to be any more certain it's all bollocks, than they are it's all correct. Sorry m8.
If you don't fit in with the crowd, simply move elsewhere. You'll never persuade them to look at things any differently, and what's more, I find that most of these types of people are unwilling to overlook other peope's beliefs either. As far as they're concerned, you're very much either with them or against them, so don't waste your time trying to peacefully co-exist.
I used to be reasonably involved in my town's kink scene, but amongst other reasons, their increadingly rad-lib political dogmatism put me off. Now, I should point out that I'm a pretty hardcore socialist, not a conservative in any way. But that's just not what's cool these days, it's all about the rainbow flag, not the hammer and sickle. I might think of myself as "on their side" but they're not even looking at things from the same spatial dimension.
Here's the thing. What today's identity politics crowd don't realise, is that one day it'll all move on again, and they too will be left behind. They'll find themselves getting cancelled, just like yesteryear's celebrated fisherpersons who are now finding themselves reframed as the villainous TERFS. And people like you and me will be able to shake our heads and say, "We did try to warn you."