Two thoughts about Richard Spencer admitting he's the racist dickhead we all knew he was.
2. Deplatforming works, y'all. Isolating bigots so they are only talking to each other is extremely effective. They simply would not exist if places would take a stand against white supremacy as opposed to taking the cowards way out and couching it as 'political'. Because it isn't.
The single issue that I catch the most flack for is how I just don't allow bigots to spread their hate on PV.
If you give me the impression you're comfortable with bigotry that enables abuse harm of people not like you, you're done. Period.
I don't give a shit if you're being 'edgy' or 'ironic' of whatever dumb ass thing you want to push because you think you're clever.
Yes, I get to decide what is hateful and what isn't and I'm not going to debate it.
Because bigots exploit that space.
And as we've seen, white folks no matter what political side they profess, will come at you *hard* when you take away their privilege when it comes to accessing communities they are not a part of. In my experience, they revert pretty quickly to the same hateful posture of the people the are allegedly against.
Not behaving like a bigot really isn't a hard ask. Not being a random dickhead to people you don't know is a pretty low bar.
If we can't even meet there, everything else is irrelevant.
To keep it all the way real, Spencer whining about how his events are *hard* know reminds of a lot of commentary on here when it comes to vulnerable communities protecting themselves.
I'm not gonna pull receipts, but I know who talks wild shit about PV and how we run this instance and the sheer entitlement they have in excepting to have access to whatever we do, even when their friends are primary instigators of harm against us.
They say one thing in public, but their actions don't match.
All that to say keep working together to deplatform bigots and their friends. Keep collaborating to make them uncomfortable.
It's working. Their frustration is growing because they can't just move about freely like the once did and they are actually being held accountable for the violence they are enabling.
Nothing pisses off a bigot more than to be treated like one.
Keep pushing. We're setting a whole new paradigm. We got this.
@Are0h And that includes on the Fediverse. We've effectively isolated Gab and KiwiFarms and whatnot and now they're eating each other alive in a desperate attempt to find someone to hate.
We can do the same for the rest of the bigots on here if we try. It's just most white instances aren't trying.
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