It's always funny to me how a lot of folks who bang the drum about harassment and fairness don't have that same energy when it comes to dealing with bigots and racists that constantly throw their monkey shit at me.
CIVILITY seems to only become an issue when I refuse to be cordial to some random white guy who tries to engage with me based on some subjective non-sense.
The hatefulness isn't the problem, but my response to it is.
Ha, there's a word for that.
I've been in verbal and physical fights with bigot and racists on multiple occasions. I know it when I see it. I am an expert in recognizing hate. PHD level.
A lot of white people's idea of civility and objectivity is based around assuming people have good intentions.
And as a dude that has had to dodge bats before, this is fucking false.
There are bad people on the fediverse. There are people that only want to cause harm.
And I will deal with them as I see fit. Fuck you if that offends you.
It's telling how soooo many white people are OFFENDED because I refuse to give space to everyone and treat people all the same.
I'll be the first to admit I don't treat people the same. If you show your self to be a racist piece of shit, that's how I'm going to treat you.
If you don't want to be treated like that, ha, don't be racist.
But a lot of white people want to have it both ways. They want good faith, but space to act like complete jack asses.
And that's not happening on this instance
So, if Black people defending themselves from hate upsets you, you free to unfollow me. If my treatment of bigots offends your sense of 'fairness', you're free to go away.
I'm not going to stop defending my space. I'm not going to stop calling out hate where I see it. I'm not going to stop making sure they know in no uncertain terms they are not safe in space I run.
If me pushing back on the racism that is on constant display in the fedi makes you uncomfortable, good.
You're not safe here
@Are0h I just want to say I appreciate you.
@Are0h this "civility" thing is insane. And I'm not sure most WP even recognise the aggression you're responding to.
Another example here, Macron visiting a public hospital, nurses protest his policies (budget cuts, corp-style management…), he tells them he is civil with them but they aren't.
WP fall for that, missing his violence and only seeing their "aggressive" response, just like in your case.
Somehow the oppressor is alright as long as he's polite? 😡
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