I follow Bravenak on twitter and probably 99% of the time I agree with what she has to say. I wouldnt side with her on the Al Franken thing, but she’s within her rights to express an opinion. But yeah, this is the Berners being racist and misogynist per usual. I do however have a problem with you characterizing them as “alt-left.” That term suggests they are extreme leftists which they are not. They are extreme-rightists who use a faux economic scheme to attempt to appear progressive. The slightest amount of pressure reveals that their economic policies are not sufficiently supported or thought through to be what they actually believe in or want and everything else about them political and social is extreme right. Basically, they’re more Nazi than those on the right who actually call themselves Nazis because they are trying to promote the appearance of being socialist. (BTW for any Berner who wants to yell at me for saying that …. I’m a socialist. That’s why I’m calling bs on you. You can’t just magic socialist policies out of thin air and crying “revolution” is not sufficient to enact lasting political change. So either you Berners aren’t actually socialists or you’re just REALLY dumb, but either way you’re actively hurting socialist causes.)

The other thing is if she wanted I believe she could sue both twitter and this fool who misquoted her. Depending on whether or not she’s received threats she could possibly even bring criminal charges against some of the parties involved.

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