Meet the anti-woke left
‘Dirtbag’ leftists Amber A’Lee Frost and Anna Khachiyan on populism, feminism and cancel culture.
The dirtbag left is the only movement that gives me hope for America
Meh, these women are making the same bargain with misogynists that right wing women do: Flatter male egos, support misogynist beliefs, and hope you get honorary man status as one of the “good ones”.
“We’re living under the triumph of the nerds… If you had an American Psycho-esque novel today, there wouldn’t be this broad-shouldered besuited guy... It would be about a fin-tech soy boy. He’d be hunched over, clutching his tote-bag.”
I can’t say I agree with everything said here, but if your ideal version of Leftism involves more lifting up the disadvantaged and less finger-wagging at people for being problematic, this is worth a read
Whilst I’m definitely in favour of “anti-woke leftism”, it’s hilarious to see a Brooklyn art-critic say “I’m a class-first person”. New American leftism is so bizarre to me. (Sorry for sharing the shite that is Spiked, but there are some interesting bits).
“Most people are not woke. Why would we want to dismiss them as hopelessly reactionary? These people are ours to win.” ‘Dirtbag’ leftists Amber A’Lee Frost and
on why the left should reject wokeness
"These are people who consider themselves leftists but probably don't like anything about socialism except the gulags." That is a great line. H/t
“We're living under the triumph of the nerds. If you had an American Psycho-esque novel today, there wouldn’t be this broad-shouldered besuited guy. It would be about a fin-tech soy boy”
on nerd culture
The thing that most baffles me about Chapo Trap House is how a woman as smart (and problematic) as Amber A’Lee Frost can stand it
journalism of late. Not heard of Amber A’Lee Frost or
but this was entertaining and enlightening. "These are people who consider themselves leftists but probably don’t like anything about socialism except the gulags."
Have you heard of Red Scare?
‘The biggest divide in US society is class... You’re hearing in the election how much we need to elect a woman or we need to elect a woman of colour. But the most left-wing candidate is an old, white, heterosexual man and I want him to win' Love this
This article seems to have made the the 'woke' crowd MAD.
I have my issues with both Spiked and Chapo, but it's also the kind of boundary-crossing I've been wanting to see happen.
I know I'm getting old, because I didn't realize that "soy boy" was now a term that leftists were using
I read this curious to see what the controversy was. Can’t find it. It’s interesting that the bar for scandal seems to be lowering, at the same time it’s becoming cooler to transgress. Not a stable equilibrium.
Proletarian vs. Woke Left.
Meet the anti-woke left
“You Brits has a Girl Boss. She showed those bro miners.”
Officer Baby Yoda Tulsa PD
Thinking about this issue reminded me of this article. The right treats the "woke left" and the "anti-woke left" as the same people.