Elitist white female says people’s ‘bourgeois’ desire to feel safe on subway is ‘really friggen twisted’

A left-wing elite who reportedly attended an expensive school has gone viral for arguing it’s “bourgeois” for one to be concerned about their safety aboard a subway train.

Emma Vigeland, formerly of “The Young Turks,” made the controversial remarks during a discussion hosted on leftist Sam Seder’s show, “The Majority Report,” about the unfortunate death earlier in the week of violent homeless man Jordan Neely.

“I was hit at one point sitting on the subway by a man who was having a mental health episode. He sat next to me, and he was elbowing and kind of flailing around. He hit me in the face and in my body. It was jarring, right,” she began.

But even more jarring was her takeaway.

“The idea that I would want him to be hurt in any way … I just didn’t want to be near him in that moment because I understood something was going on here. Everyone of us who’s taken public transit has had this kind of situation, something similar happen — seeing someone struggling,” she said.

“That doesn’t mean that our fear in that instance — and I was a little scared, because I was hit — but my fear is not the primary object of what we should be focusing on right now. It’s the fact that this person is in pain. And so like the politics of dehumanization, privileges, the bourgeois kind of concern of people’s immediate discomfort in this narrow, narrow instance, as opposed to larger humanity and life, it’s really friggen twisted,” she added.


In other words, it’s contingent on hard-working, law-abiding American citizens to take it on the chin if and when someone else abuses them on a subway train, because to not do so would be “friggen twisted.”

Hell of an argument.

Vigeland later doubled down on it.

“I have been hit by someone who had a mental episode who sat down next to me on the subway. I see that as a consequence of living in an urban environment. I interact with people, and that is a part of what I have bought into when I said I want to live in Brooklyn, I want to live in this area,” she said.


Critics were quick to accuse Vigeland of being an out-of-touch, privileged, and bourgeois elite.

They were right in more ways than just one.


According to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Vigeland attended Kent Place School, a private girls’ school in New Jersey that charges a tuition of up to nearly $50,000 per academic school year.


And according to political commentator Noam Blum, Vigeland’s Twitter feed is full of screeds about subway riders who didn’t mask up.

So evidently, it’s not OK to complain about misbehaving lunatics on the subway, but it is fine to talk trash about non-mask-wearing passengers.


Vigeland for her part responded to the backlash by accusing her critics of harboring a “white knight fantasy.”

Female critics did not appreciate the dig.



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