Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Dirtbag Left

In the previous post I referred to the Chapo Trap House podcast and posted a rant by one of its hosts. The New Yorker awhile back profiled the hosts and the podcast and "The Dirtbag Left," the moniker writer Amber A'Lea Frost gave to the segment of the radical Left the podcast speaks for - Bernie bros, you almost might call them.

You hear from them many of the criticisms of the Democratic Party from its left that I often make here. There's a big numeric and ideological overlap among the listeners of media like this and the readership of radical Left/Socialist media like Jaccobin and the younger members of Bernie Samders support base and writers like Frost, and out of this mileu will come a lot of the resistance and energy and ideas of the coming period.

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