Caitlin, I’ve had some mutual friends that I greatly respect share your posts on fb but, beyond that, I hadn’t read a lot of your work until tonight — after I saw some of the “Caitlin-is-a-covert-white-nationalist” criticism. It didn’t ring true when I read it, and I’m SO glad I decided to dig in and find out for myself.
It seems to me your critics are being deliberately obtuse — why else would they not engage you? I’m no Chomsky ferfuckssake, but by reading this piece (which I do think was necessary if only to set the record straight), I understand perfectly what you are attempting to convey. I also appreciate your courage in even laying it out there as an option, because I’ve seen how the pussy-hatted neolib attention-seekers love to jump on shit and run with it. Trust me, the left thrives on eating its own just as much as the right. They may have blindsided you at the onset, but you see through it now, and correctly so. Stay sure and true to yourself, and fuck ’em if they can’t handle it. Let them be divisive. Let us build bridges whenever and wherever we can within our limits. We’ll get closer to unity against the real oppressor while they’ll still be rolling around in the muck. Peace.