>Why do you think the folks on /leftypol/ are so fucking vocal and "smart", but then we usually find out that the people there never read a damn thing from Marx or Engels or anyone really.
I’m sure there’s a mix of both groups. Obviously at the end of the day /leftypol/ is just an imageboard, not a super serious forum, so posters there just for fun are inevitable. It’s the same with /pol/, I have a feeling that most of the people there don’t care about politics beyond being edgy and having a good time. Not that there’s anything wrong with having a bit of fun, obviously. If I had to guess though the lefty boards will have more people familar with the material at least superficially, with a small minority truly well-read and another minority of shitposters and edgelords.