Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Regarding that mess in Virginia
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 at 10:37:27 pm EDT (Viewed 664 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Regarding that mess in Virginia
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 at 08:59:40 am EDT (Viewed 611 times)



        Looking at the pictures, videos and mugshots of that debacle I thought of this.


        I think I see what you're going for here, but it's a dangerous argument to make. Someone's physical appearance should have no bearing on the validity of their opinion. An ugly opinion is ugly regardless of how attractive or unattractive the mouth it comes from.


          Many of the racist, antisemetic marchers had strong chins, with square jaws. Many were tall, and muscular...the physical opposite of the picture you posted. Does that alter how acceptable we should find their statements?

    Should one focus on how the people looked or the hateful things that they were chanting, what they believe and what their actions were at that point?

I think we should focus on peoples' actions, certainly not appearance. I interpreted the panel as attacking the argument of the "no-chin guy" because he had no chin. As in "who are you to say anything about others when you are not physically perfect". I interpreted the panel to be attacking the hypocrisy of "no-chin guy" hating people for their appearance. And while I thought I understood the hypocrisy argument, I thought attacking his appearance was wrong.

The poster, Ragnarok, tells me I misinterpreted the point, so I stand corrected.

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