We need more traditional journalism, where reporters interview people and report objectively. I'm so tired of the ignorant, reactionary Livejournal progressives shouting that Trump supporters are Nazis, and swiftly justifying "punch the Nazi " solutions.
2017-02-21 02:29 am (UTC)
It's okay to punch Nazis - or even nazis
I agree with your first statement, but not your second. I think the State's right to limit speech should be very, very limited, but if someone wants to punch a person preaching genocide, I'm not gonna call a cop.
That said, the fantasy that all (or even most) Trump voters (as opposed to hard-core supporters) are Nazis is as self-destructive as it is wrong. But it's very comforting for those who can't look themselves in the mirror and admit that the candidate they supported was a war-monger, an anti-labour activist (see: Board of Directors, Walmart), a practical racist (see: 3-strikes out legislation), &ct &ct &ct. And so, more or less, was her predecessor.
Edit: Which doesn't mean, in case you mis-read me, that I think Trump isn't also all of these things. As well as someone happy to consciously encourage and empower racists and outright nazis, if he thinks they'll be useful to him.
Edited at 2017-02-21 02:31 am (UTC)