I’m pretty exhausted so this might not make a lot of sense but there’s this thing I’m starting to really hate about online leftist spaces where like, you’re either perfect and loved or you’re ostracized and hated (usually for a single mistake).
And it’s like, everyone’s already talked about how that hurts the target of it. But it also is harmful to all the surrounding people, the folk learning how to build their relationships from these spaces. I probably have bpd (or complex ptsd or whatever) and it’s already so fucking hard not to get stuck between the extremes of idolization and demonization, flicked like a light switch when someone hurts me, even accidentally.
How are people like me supposed to have healthy relationships (or if we haven’t learned how yet, learn how to build those relationships) when the moral structure of the communities we’re in behaves exactly like some of the most damaging features of our mental illness?
No one can recover in this environment. Regardless of what side of the shitstorm you’re on