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Subj: Re: Regarding that mess in Virginia
Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 at 07:06:26 pm EDT (Viewed 173 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Regarding that mess in Virginia
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 at 04:48:53 pm EDT (Viewed 174 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:Okay. But trying to equate these two sides to one another only serves to validate supremacy (be it white or otherwise) as a respectable ideology, which it isn't. History has shown that going down this road ends in a massive detriment to society.
Quote:There's no moral ambiguity between white supremacists and the people who protest against them, and if you're taking a neutral position between the two then you're pretty much part of the problem.
I disagree. Joseph Stalin killed more nazis than anyone. I'm referring to actual nazis, not the ignorant, racist, antisemetic low-lives we saw on display in Charlottesville. There was certainly moral abiguity when Stalin rolled tanks into Poland and "freed" them from nazis. An extreme case to be sure, but the point is made that there can be moral ambiguity, and not everyone who is punching a nazi is a hero.
The Antifa thugs are known for violence. They showed up looking for violence. This was not the case of a peace full group of local people, who once being pushed by the nazi group pushed back.
I am 100% not validating (as you claim) supremacy as a respectable ideology by believing in the right to free speech for those I vehemently disagree with. They should be shunned by everyone, they should be ignored and mocked. Their repugnant ideas should be opposed with enlightened speech. But violence against people who's opinions we don't like is not the answer.