Here’s the thing. Unlike the right, the left’s “spooky demon” narrative needs their enemies to be racially homogenous, which results in hilariously stupid accusations, like calling several obviously nonwhite individuals “white supremacists” or at least of having “white privilege”. Larry Elder and David Webb, respectively.
- As I said before, there was a reason why many native tribes supported the Confederacy. As for the country falling apart, remind me again why CHAZ/CHOP was? To say nothing of making an alternate “pledge of allegiance”:
The Black Pledge Of Allegiance Exposes Hypocrisy In The Black Community - YouTube
- USSR, and please don’t say some nonsense that the Nazis are worse. The only reason that the Allies focused on Germany, instead of Russia, is because Germany made more open attacks first, to say nothing of the statistics that Stalin and even his “student”, Mao (yes, I can and will bring up Chicoms whenever I can), killed more people, especially civilians, than Hitler.
- The same UN that wanted to ban loli? Sorry, if I don’t fly their colors.
Also, LOL, guillotine. There’s a magazine currently in print called Jacobin. Imagine the uproar of a magazine currently in print called Nazi. Also, one of my former supervisors did say that everyone likes talking about Nazi war crimes. Few people seem to mind Jacobins’ actually named Reign of Terror. I am also aware of the poem “First They Came For”. I am also aware that for the English version of that poem, “communist” was changed to “socialist”. Originally, it was communist. Communist. They, too, seem to “come for” a lot of people, as well.
I also don’t appreciate your appeal to extremes. “Send them back”, LOL. Want my opinion on the matter? To put things in the nicest possible terms, I am annoyed and frustrating that those coming here illegally from south of the border appear to get priority over my aunt who was and is trying to get here legally through the legitimate channels. Maybe she should just fly to Mexico first? Among the short list of duties that the federal government should have control over, I’d like to remind you that border control is one of them, so if it’s to make room for people, like my aunt. Yes, we should send the illegals back. Not a racial or ethnic distinction, but purely in terms of the legitimacy of their immigration status.
In terms of “oppression”, nowadays, playing the “oppressed” card is nothing more than appeal to pity. Like I said, if I get accosted by a burglar, whom I must kill in self-defense, and I find out afterwards… Or during… Or even before, that he is the last member of a nearly extinct tribe, I would shed no tears, due to that fact. Just because someone is pitiable, it doesn’t mean that they are right. Also, yes, one should defend people’s right to say anything. If the speech is ludicrous, then it must still be spoken, so that it may be laughed at. Popular speech doesn’t need protection. The whole point of the first amendment is to protect unpopular speech. As for war, I certainly wouldn’t mind war with the PRC.
Karl Popper? Paradox of tolerance - Wikipedia I prefer Thomas Jefferson: “let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.”
And yes, I fully appreciate the fact that Jefferson also said that one who reads nothing at all is still better educated than one who reads only newspapers. Given the sensationalist “journalism” today, I would agree. For example, Jayland Walker was not “unarmed”. He just left his gun in his car when he continued to flee on foot. When he was in his car, he was most definitely using his gun. The police should not be responsible to know whether a gunman made his weapon disappear after discharging it.
Point is that you seem to be under the impression that I have not considered any and all of your points. You are completely wrong in that assumption… Oh, and I also appreciate the fact that Jefferson is an actual statesman, while Popper is just a philosopher. It’s like in this scene:
If the words of the sages meant anything, the sages would be leading the world by now. Yes, wall of text, but worth every word. I’d also like to think that no one here, except maybe Todd_Nickerson, is short-sighted enough to be unaware of how bad it would be for our or at least my interests if “evil words” or “dangerous ideas or at least thoughts” were banned. That sword that you seem so keen on sharpening will most definitely be used against us, so let that sword remain dull for everyone.
Don’t make the mistake of those politicians who assume that their “justice” is absolute and do stupid stuff, like adjust filibuster and simple majority/supermajority rules only for the other side to use it against them in another case. No one ever rolls over for “righteousness”.