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Steven Kenneth Bonnell II (born December 12, 1988), better known as Destiny, is a Twitch streamer and YouTuber. Though primarily a gaming channel, his YouTube has become better known for his political content taking down right-wing and reactionary ideas. He is most famous for exposing JonTron’s white nationalist sympathies via a debate.
Expectably for someone who spends so much of their time criticizing notable right-wingers and anti-SJWs, Destiny has garnered a sizable leftist fanbase. He openly detests the more extremist portion of this portion of his fanbase, though, and even went as far as to say:
What God do I have to pray to to get rid of my lefty following? I'd almost rather have fashies at this point, ugh.[note 1]
Oh sorry also by "lefty" I meant commies and shit, not just people who are progressive/lean left.
- Throughout his debates, he consistently summarizes his philosophy as "rules-based utilitarianism."
- Despite supporting capitalism and neoliberal trade policies, he has stated that Elizabeth Warren is his preferred candidate for the 2020 election, with Bernie Sanders as a close second choice. A primary motivation cited for this is to move the Overton window in American politics further left.
- Bonnell believes that voter ID laws are inherently racist.
- He holds a generally favorable view of Black Lives Matter, but he also believes use of police force can sometimes be justified.
- Destiny’s YouTube content seems to be pro-trans, especially since he strongly argued against Ben Shapiro’s conflation of sex and gender.
- He seems to have a problem with not using ableist slurs.
- He supports the European Union.
- He does not believe in the existence of natural rights. Rather, he suggests rights only exist insomuch a government will grant and protect them.
- It's worth noting that this tweet was from April Fools' Day.