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Sat Mar 19, 2016, 03:48 PM

On This Day in DI History: How Should Posters Advocating Genocide be Handled? [View all]

This discussion forum is not the first to attract hateful, vicious trolls dedicated not to civil debate and discussion, but rather to hateful attempts to disrupt, derail and just generally spew mendacious rancor on a serial basis; and as long as there's an internet, it won't be the last.

What marks this particular specimen from the rest of us - no matter what side of the political/ideological divide we're on - is the deliberate attempt to provoke hideworthy replies by being as offensive as possible with every single sentence they type.

But no matter how heated we get with one another in debate/discussion - and we have a lot of barn-burners here at DI! - there is one line the vast majority of us will not cross or even contemplate: the call for mass-murder/genocide of an entire group of people because of some perceived "inferiority" of them or, really, for ANY reason at all.

But there a few, a very few, who simply lack such basic human decency when it comes to giving voice to their raw, irrational hatreds. For instance, let's take these open, repulsive calls for genocide (complete with "inferiority" statements about the people they are stating should be murdered en masse):

We should have done the same to the CSA, after all the CSA was far more evil.

The "same" being what the Nazis did to the Jews in Germany.

or

"genocidal maniacs? I wish....the CSA was far more evil (than the Nazis).This nation would have been far better off if those weak and evil traitorous pieces of trash had all been brought to justice.
Instead we, again, had to deal with those evil weaklings...

...The ass kicking was so complete that when the culturally superior parts of the nation

Again, openly stating the wish that the victorious Union forces had simply mass-murdered the millions of men, women, and children civilians left in the post-Civil War South for the sheer blood-lust of it, plus a declaration of a "superior" group of people along Nazi-supremacy ideological lines.

They didn't go far enough.

If they had treated those war-losing and slavery-defending cowards as they deserved, they wouldn't have had to go back south to teach those immoral bigoted weaklings another lesson in decency...

...If you prefer, we can simply say that the south is inferior.

The "far enough" and "as they deserved" again being yet another call for the deliberate genocide of millions of men, women, and children in the post-bellum South; a North American holocaust that would have put a shameful blot on U.S. history every bit as horrific as the blot on German history after WWII. Plus, more "inferior" arguments along Nazi-supremacy lines.

Such repulsive sentiments are (and there is much more of same from that particular author), of course, calculated precisely to stir rancor by calling for mass-murder, not rationally discuss issues.

But how should such scummery be dealt with on a general basis, regardless of the author (this isn't a so-called "call out"; these particular instances just got me thinking)? I'm curious to get DI's overall vibe on the matter.
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Let It Drop: starve the scummery-authors of the attention they crave, and they'll go away
3 (75%)
Engage: argue with the scummery-authors, even though they won't debate with any intellectual honesty
1 (25%)
Alert: put such openly genocidal sentiments before a jury, and let them decide
0 (0%)
Ignore: put the scummery-authors on ignore and be done with it
0 (0%)
Help: call the Admins attention to a scummery-author openly advocating genocide, and ask for action
0 (0%)
Other: none of the above or some combo of it. Tell us about it.
0 (0%)
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