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First of all I think we have to recontextualise Emily's daft tweet so we can empathise more easily with her. By which I mean who among us hasn't gone off on one, or said something silly, in the middle of a cunt off on here? Even if you're unrepentant about it, you've probably done it.
Secondly, is the froathing outrage at the idea of getting rid of the mural not just as pathetic as the idea of getting rid of it in the first place? If someone said they could fix my boiler, which isn't broken, by sawing it in half, I wouldn't feel enraged, I'd feel confident that I understand the issue far better than they do and calmly tell them "no, thanks" and move on from the pointless suggestion.
Thirdly, and here's only bit of this that really annoys me, is this sodding hitjob about her monied background. I'm not saying it's not a factor in her worldview, but the way in which the Mail spins it shows them clearly using this as propaganda to slur anyone remotely left wing as a "champagne socialist". Pic related was attached to the article and to my eyes looks entirely sensible, but my assumption is the DM stuck it in there in order to tie these reasonable requests to a fringe suggestion that was dead on arrival. As to how her background effects that worldview, she strikes me as someone who went through her first two decades of life not realising poor people and bad things existed, but now she does she thinks she has all the answers on how to stop every problem ever, but her insular student union discussions probably aren't exposing these ideas to any proper rigour. I'm not saying I support her views, but she's hardly the far-left she-devil the Mail wants her to be. Elsewhere on her Twitter she's supported her local outdoor market, taken against Takeshi69's history as a carpet-bagger being ignored and most recently attended a jargon heavy but ultimately very mature, if slightly one sided, sounding debate about like, being black, and things.
I could literally go on forever, but no one's read this and I'm not being paid.
>she probably shouldn't be in a position of control and power.
She's hardly powerful at all, as not many people seem at all interested painting over the mural and it clearly won't happen now. The Mail mysteriously cropped out all the info at the bottom of the Tweets about how many comments, retweets and likes it had gotten though, so I can't tell you how supportive the students of Soton Uni were. I doubt many even knew it was happening, see Manchester Uni's "clapping ban". Right now Emily gets up to five likes per Tweet, and that's post Daily Mail promotion, hardly enough to march on Parliament.
All of this just reinforces my belief that Twitter is the worse website in the world.