ANTI IDPOL ACTION WITH THE IFB
"A lot of people are immediately put off by the term "martyrdom" or "martyr" as they see it as championing death. But it's not about celebrating the fact that they died but that they were willing to die, and saying that yes, people should be willing to make these sacrifices for the things we believe in. Especially when we compare this with ISIS - who clearly have people willing to give their lives - we have to show that we believe in our values as universally as they believe in their values. What we have had in the last 30 years or more is postmodernism spreading like a virus within the left, which has undermined almost any rational, causality based analysis of why people do things, and therefore why socialism is a self-interested act, not a selfless act if virtue. We don't say simple things like socialism would save the planet, and give us more leisure time. Instead it's personal, individual experiences, competing narratives rather that material explanations. The only way we are going to get to a collective liberation, which would actually liberate the individual, is by suppressing our personal concerns or experiences to a certain extent so that we can have a collective one. And the ultimate expression of that is martyrdom. Being ready and willing to end all experiences."