The Clean Hands of Hate & other passive aggressive bullshit
Time to point something out, again.
Here’s something that the extremists do. Someone decides to be a mouthpiece- they say the hateful, inflammatory shit. They point to targets and why they’re evil. They often will even start trying to reveal personal information about the person - make sure their photos are up, where they work, and, if they want to get bold, phone numbers and mailing addresses.
Then they sit back and the crowd they gathered says even more hateful shit, not coded, not hidden. The crowd gives threats. The crowd sends hateful letters, starts harassing, making violent overtures all the way up to acting in violence.
And the mouth piece sits back and goes, “Oh, it wasn’t ME. I didn’t say any of that. I didn’t DO any of that.”
And, it’s true, to a degree. But here’s where that shit is twisted and tells you everything about this person.
Let someone who is targeted call them out, cuss them out, express anger.
Now suddenly you can step up and say the victim is the victimizer, now they’re the violent ones, the irrational, the hateful, the abuser?
After the mouthpiece just let all sorts of hateful, and clearly violent comments go by, now they find this one moment of response to be “beyond the line”.
If you can work up the energy to call this out, but not the other shit that was x1000 times worse?
You’ve just revealed you’re not about rational discourse, you’re not even about this “line” of decency you suddenly draw in the ground - you’re OK with one group abusing another and not with the target defending themselves. You’re an enabler and a supporter and instigator of everything you’re condoning at this point. You’ve moved from “not-involved with the responses” to “supportive of the hate”.
This ain’t new. It’s why an unarmed child cannot have self defense but a violent racist who chases him down with a gun, can. It’s why women can’t say “vagina” without offending someone as they pass laws to make vagina’s the property of anyone except the person who it’s attached to. It’s why “kill all muslims” can be said without breaking any laws but “get out of my country” puts you on a terrorist list.
And yeah, it comes down to stuff like fandom and personal circles. Because it’s never about WHAT is right. It’s always about who is always CONSIDERED right, regardless of the actual situation.
If you tell me a 5 year old child punching an adult is just as bad, or worse than an adult punching a 5 year old child? If you can’t comprehend that power differences make for different situations and considerations?
I’d say you’re stupid, but that’s not true - you’re just a disingenuous liar and a coward- too chickenshit and dishonest to say what you really feel, and desperately trying to find some conniving ass bullshit way to promote hate.
Welcome to the world of protecting abusers, oppressors and the hate filled shitholes of the world.
Hope it feels good to be a champion at something.