Twitter Tankies hate them, but that's about it. Utlimately they have the largest Tankie communities (more of a shared community) in the west so are very reflective of that, even though there are Tankies who do hate them.Respectfully disagree, as someone on the left and aware of twitter discourse, how much influence does Maupin(whom I kinda alluded to on the post) even have? The gist I get from tankie-land on twitter and elsewhere is that Maupin and Hinkle and Haz are totally hated by other tankies for their excess chauvinism, reactionary politics, and positive view of western/American civilization. The only similarity is the “support or downplay the crimes of all against America regardless of how fucked up they are”.
The CPB has major social progressive issues too.https://mobile.twitter.com/fiadhaich_/status/1325856494894583809You may have a point with Eastern Europe tankies like KKE and especially the KPRF(latter I suspect is where Maupin got his ideas from apart from Dugin), but western tankies, maybe I did overexaggerate on that point, are at least socially moderate by 2000s and 2010s standards and are open to social progressivism. And I think the more reactionary western tankie parties are fringier than the progressive ones(ie: in UK the socially moderate CPB is more bigger than the reactionary CPGB-ML)
If anything, I've found way more fellow LGBT+ people finding Tankie groups totally hostile in general, not just here in the UK.