Donna wrote:Why are you conflating anti-fascist violence with murder, which is generally a product of fascist violence? Nearly all anti-fascist violence simply involves physically confronting and deplatforming neo-Nazis when they attempt to organize themselves or disseminate their views. It's pretty straight-forwardly defensive: if fascists are unable to organize and spread their views (which is only possible to achieve through physical confrontation), then the active threat they present to minorities diminishes.
Neo-Nazis groups should be banned. They advocate genocide. Anyone who threatens violence against an individual or group should go to jail. Not just de-platformed, but arrested.
But a small cadre of civilians don't get to decide that, that's up the politicians, who act on the will of the majority, aka democracy. You're saying antifa gets to work outside the law and shutdown the speech of anyone's opinions they happen to dislike. Who the hell is antifa to decide that? They're little tyrants. They're entitled little shits who can't get their own way the legal way so they break the law and do it anyways. You don't get to take the law into your own hands, period. Not unless someone is literally coming towards you to cause you violence, but self-defense is legal, so is within the law. If someone is threatening violence, you call the cops immediately.
I want it to be legal for me to go to any jewelry store and get free gold rings any time I want, but I can't convince anyone to pass that law. Tough shit, that's life. That doesn't mean I have a right to go to the jewelry store and steal the gold rings just so i get my way. Antifa's intentions might be 10x better than my want of gold jewelry, but that's irrelevant. Antifa are made up of spoiled entitled little shits who never got spanked as children, without any proper boundaries & who always got their own way when they cried to mommy and daddy. Guess what children, real life doesn't work that way, time to grow the fuck up. Little book burning tyrant commies have a lot more in common with fascists than they care to admit.
Fascism is always an imminent threat to minorities...
How many people have been physically harmed or killed by a fascist government in the USA? Zero.
It's not just "a dumb opinion", it is the century-old racist movement to overthrow democracy and exterminate minorities. And you want to give it oxygen.
I very greatly dislike fascists and neo-nazis.
― Richard Nixon, during his farewell speech, 1974.