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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:52 AM

Racist Dcult/WP: "How do you prefer your racists: Open or anonymous?"

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"ehrnst (14,726 posts)

How do you prefer your racists: Open or anonymous?

When bigots stay anonymous, in their online groups and with their like-minded friends, their bubble protects them from a public reckoning.

Sure, there is a school of thought that publicity and a public forum only normalizes their hatred and gives bigots the spotlight they crave.

“Media coverage would only give them the attention they were hoping for, thereby encouraging them to do more of the same,” wrote Elizabeth Moore, a former member of the Canadian white extremist group, The Heritage Front, in a piece published this week in Maclean’s. “The only way to successfully deal with those who deal in hate, some argue, is to smother them with silence.”

But, given her own experiences, she disagrees.

“It is a reasonable theory, but it doesn’t work in practice. As a former extremist, I know this firsthand,” she wrote. Going public made her understand how out-of-whack their movement was. “They were eventually stopped not through silence, but by exposing them and confronting them at every turn.”

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KittyCatIdiots Friday OP
cologeek Friday #1
Muddling Through Friday #2
LexTalionis Friday #3

Response to KittyCatIdiots (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:01 PM

1. Sounds like the way Antifa needs to be treated.

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Response to KittyCatIdiots (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:51 PM

2. I prefer my racists on the New York Times Editorial Board.

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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:36 PM

3. Oh, the irony.

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