There are too many social conservative ""leftists"" who are """anti-idpol""" (but actually not).
This includes every other idiot who thinks they have transgenderism "figured out" but don't know jack shit about the topic.
This also includes that small minority of idiots who think that anti-idpol means that racism isn't relevant or doesn't exist.
These and other similar ones are the loud voices of idpol. Anti-idpol voices are a small minority, I count myself as one of them. I've written tirelessly about the topic and still do, but I'm always in the minority of posters since effort posts take much more effort than writing some stupid take on the subject.
I even compiled a long list of articles and effortposts to paste whenever the topic came up. But honestly the reactionaries and conservatives are just too much.
As for the idpol thread, it was a terrible terrible thread of 2-3 incels debating endlessly in bad faith. Which leads to my next point, the biggest problem with idpol is not that the topic is "wrong" (it's an important topic and lots to discuss about), the biggest issue with idpol is that it attracts the worst type of people that post the most shitty takes, many times in bad faith. It ruins discussion.
I think it's important to talk about what anti-idpol means, primarily to educate ourselves. I think it's an important part of being a leftist today, and understanding the nuances beyond "lmao it's all class, lol" takes some time and discussion. But talking about race, sexual orientation, or god forbid, transgenderism, that just seems impossible at this point.