Truly we live in times. Climate change marches on unchecked. The pandemic still rages. Just yesterday someone made a bomb threat outside the Library of Congress calling for revolution ." Oh, and today some people are freaking out because socialist Twitch streamer Hasan Piker apparently bought a nearly $3 million house in West Hollywood. Advertisement Piker is popular on Twitch not just for streaming games in the past but more recently going off about politics from a distinctly leftist worldview. One time, Piker streamed with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . Another time, he said the US deserved 9/11 . Depending on who you ask, he's either a radical communist trying to overthrow American democracy or a neoliberal sellout chasing clout with socialism-lite talking points. It's a common enough space to occupy in politics but one that makes him a particularly notable lightning rod of discourse in the ambiently reactionary space of video game streaming personalities. And so today, Piker came under fire from both rival socialist personalities and the right-wing outrage machine. "Idk man it's just flat out unethical to be profiting off of socialism and buying yourself a 3 million dollar home in a state that has one of the… Read full this story
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