With the initiation of this administration’s own unconstitutional war, it is now clear to me that the mainstream left in this country has no semblance of anti-war principles left. My only consolation Election Day was that we could finally welcome back the anti-war left. This weekend I realized I cannot expect principled anti-war advocacy from any partisans. At least the right admits to its ambivalence over murdering civilians. My disdain for the left comes from its feigned empathy, pussy hats, and White-Peace Corps-Global North-cishet feminism.
If your politics are purely aesthetic and you’d trade the lives of children in the Third World for your “fair trade” coffee most days, I don’t give a fuck if you were With Her. If you can’t be anti war even when a Republican is in office, you have no claim to liberalism and you have blood on your hands, as far as I’m concerned.