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Subj: Re: Regarding that mess in Virginia
Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 at 06:52:31 pm EDT (Viewed 1101 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Regarding that mess in Virginia
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 at 04:50:00 pm EDT (Viewed 1102 times)
Quote:There were HUNDREDS of the left socialist groups, you know, the very ones that rioted and caused all of that damage on inaguration day!
Quote:Just saying that both the extreme right AND left were willing to fight to the death there...
Quote:So which side did the killing again? Only the alt-right side. I don't see how you can be a Jesus Fan while defending racists. I can't believe I'm quoting Mitt Romney: No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.
This is no defense of the opinions of the nazi group, they are an ugly stain on humanity. But you either believe in right to free speech, or you don't. The nazi group, as repugnant as I find what they were saying, had every right to be there.
The Antifa group, as counter protesters, also had every right to be there.
But both groups were planning this violence. They both showed up with helemts, guns, bats and clubs. They both wanted that fight. The moral preening against nazis is overbearing. These are not actual nazis from WWII. They are ignorant people with horrible, vomitus opinions. And you don't have to agree with their opinion to acknowledge the other side was there to cause violence.
Only the nazi group killed someone. But everyone seems to have arrived at the opinion that the murder of Heather Heyer excuses the violence of the Antifa group. Antifa are a very violent organization, and they put put multiple innocent bystanders in the hospital that day. Why is that being ignored in the conversation?
Those who admire nazis are bad people, yes, but that doesn't automatically make anyone they are fighting morally superior.