Here’s a talk that seems to make some of the motivations and actions of “Radicals” a lot clearer. The speaker contrasts “Liberals” (who believe the individual is the basic social unit, and that the person is distinct from the social group) with “Radicals” (who believe that the group is the basic social unit). Particularly interesting is the notion of “Social Determinism”, in which one group has power and another group resists the power (Apparently, the main human dynamic).
Anyways, it’s made it a lot clearer when hearing some of the “resist” jargon and the talk of intersectionality of groups. In a way it’s a bit scary to hear someone discussing the tenets of Radicalism in such a clear, calm tone.