The Left is already censored, Fascists do not deserve freedom of speech

in #anarchy4 years ago (edited)

This is my response the the usually intelligent Michael Tracey of TYT (who I followed before he joined them) on the free speech of nazis, which he defends in this video:

My response:
I'm sorry, but Leftists are already suppressed in these ways. I don't think either side should be required to get ANY permits. The government should have no place in it. The state routinely favors fascists over progressives. For balance and equality, only the citizens, The People, should be directly stopping fascist hate. That's real democracy. Standing up for the free speech of Nazis only weakens our position. We need to be armed and we need to be intimidating. History is not kind to those who underestimate fascists and who fail to excise them like the deadly cancer they are. #Antifa #AltLeft #TrueLeft

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except we are not a democracy.

and always remember this, First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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After listening to this coherent speech, I'd have to say that your response is yours but it's wrong in regards to the freedom of speech of others. Both you & this speaker have sadly generalized EVERYONE who was there defending the historical statues and the individuals they represent as hate-mongers, nazi sympathizers and effectively lumped them into one convenient group. Ignored is the fact that so very many on the far left were allowed to violently protest, insult & assault any who disagreed with their angry, hateful rhetoric. I'm NOT in favor of hate-speech, no matter which 'side' it may come from but it's also very wrong to portray one side in black and white terms while ignoring the very reasons why the other side was there in the first place; to stir up emotions, enable hatred and violence to become accepted tools & techniques for swaying popular opinion which the majority of the media outlets enthusiastically endorsed. I guess the message here is that it's now PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE to destroy ANYTHING that clashes with our chaotic culture's definition of...'tolerance'? After witnessing the gleeful destruction of the historical monuments that ARE protected under federal law, one has to wonder, how are their activities and justifications any different from other hate-groups who destroyed religious and cultural icons from the past? I'm reminded of what the taliban did a few years ago to the historic relics of opposing cultures. Sure, there were cries about it but THIS is OK? Hypocrisy is, quite often, a very easy coat to wear. The fervent and rapid rise and acceptance of political correctness has dramatically accelerated in this 'free' country almost to the point that it's now a crime to have an opposing opinion that differs from the 'tolerance brigade'. Just IMAGINE how much more 'progress' our culture will make in this direction in the months & years to come?