Speaking of free speech abstractions and people buying into their own bullshit:
Yep. But I’m arguing that people walking around wearing swastikas with impunity makes it harder, not easier, for people to wear pride flags. https://t.co/Z3HUYNSYFG
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) September 19, 2017
Fuckin’ fuck’s sake. These aren’t opposing points of view:
Nazi wearing swastika: I want everyone who isn’t Aryan to die.
Gay person wearing a Pride flag: I would like to be able to live my life free of persecution and systemic inequality.
DO WE REALLY NOT SEE THE GODDAMN DIFFERENCE? Angus’s mentions are full of idiots who don’t. Intentions matter, and power structure matters, and incitement matters, and don’t throw antifa in my face until you can point to the number of concentration camps run by antifa and the number of congressmen who take money from antifa-sympathizing groups.
The only thing Nazi speech and antifa speech have in common is that both are produced by moving your mouth.