Just the other day I was having a conversation with a friend where I had revealed my realization that the new left has, perhaps unwittingly, morphed into ultra-conservativism. Imagine my surprise when I found that umair haque not only echoed but elaborated in depth on this idea.
A label is not a self, for the reason that struggling to become yourself is the defining challenge of life, which should rightly take many long years, learnings, changes, difficulties, heartbreaks, miracles, realizations, loves, dreams. And yet. By instantly, zap!, choosing identity over possibility, we have limited ourselves to stasis — and so we are unable to change.
It’s worth taking the time to read it all.