RE: Nonviolent Protest and Resistance Privileged17th February 2017, 14:27
(17th February 2017, 12:52)Mister Agenda Wrote: Black bloc seems to be the left anarchist expression of using violence to protest. Is it helping more than its hurting? It started in Germany as a reaction to a resurgence of Neo-Nazis, which is about as good as it gets as far as justifying the violence.
- people whine about free speech while arguing for government forces to murder citizens by their ethnicity, religion or political affiliation
- journalists play both political sides by ignoring the abhorrent policies advocated by said Nazis to play up the liberal idea that there's no such thing as a bad idea
- mostly everyone forgets how Nazi Germany rose politically, which required useful idiots like the above to politically protect their right to advocate for getting rid of the Jewish traitors
- possibly scare Nazis into silence
Yeah, I'm less convinced that the Black Bloc will win against disingenuous, self-serving ahistorical shitheadery put forth by the Left and the Right, which elevates Fascist or Totalitarian policies at the same level of discourse as Centrist policies.
I dispute that "all ideas are equal" notion through noting that some ideas are inherently harmful - the entire course of World War 2's crimes can be heaped upon coddling Nazism and pretending it had a valid voice in poltics.
Now we have a President who will literally lie about the weather of his own inauguration.