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The Unbearable Contagion Of Terrible Beings

By Jen Maravegias | Politics | March 20, 2023 |

By Jen Maravegias | Politics | March 20, 2023 |

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There’s an anti-trans “activist” who goes by the name Posie Parker traveling on a “Let Women Speak” tour right now. Let Women Speak is a gender-critical, radical feminist group that argues for the right to sex-segregated spaces: They’re TERFs. Awful people who, at the very least, want to make the lives of transgender folks difficult. At worst, they are trying to wipe transgender people off of the map.

At a rally held in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend, these bigoted TERFs were joined by Neo-Nazis and now they, and their supporters, are all over social media whining about how people assume they’re Nazis just because Nazis support their cause.

That’s all nonsense. You can tell that she knows it’s nonsense because her account is “protected.” If Nazis show up at your event, it is now a Nazi event and you too may be a Nazi. Examine yourself. If you’re on the same side as Nazis, you’re 100% on the wrong side.

There’s a saying making the rounds again on social media: if you’re in a bar where there are 10 Nazis you’re in a Nazi bar.

Here are some quick tips on how to avoid becoming a Nazi or being affiliated with Nazis:

Did Nazis show up at a public event you’re attending? Chase them out of there! If you can’t get them out of there, get yourself out of there. Who wants to hang out with Nazis? Nobody! Nobody except other Nazis.

Under no circumstances should you welcome Nazis. Or take a selfie with them! Don’t be like this dummy:

What should you do if Nazis respond positively to a piece of art you have created? Be like J.R.R. Tolkien and tell them to F Off in a literary way.

What happens if Nazis start making Nazi comments and boosting themselves up into the trending columns on your multi-billion-dollar social media platform?

There are plenty of options here to prevent yourself from being painted as a Nazi or Nazi sympathizer. You can block them, ban them, or make fun of them. You can put rules in place that don’t allow for posts with explicit Nazi phrases or imagery. You can take action when people report them to make sure they don’t get too much visibility or power.

What you shouldn’t do is laugh at their jokes, show support for their ideas, or reverse long-held bans once you come in as a new owner.

The analysis found an average of over 6,200 posts per week appearing to contain antisemitic language between June 1 and Oct. 27, the day Musk completed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. But that figure rose to over 12,700 through early February — a 105 percent increase…Twitter replied to a request for comment with an email containing a poop emoji. Musk tweeted Sunday that Twitter’s press email will automatically respond in that manner.

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If you live your life right, there should never be a moment when people ask themselves, “is this person a Nazi?” Just don’t be where they are or do what they do. Do not provide aid to Nazis, never let them feel a moment’s comfort in your presence. If you’re able to, punch them in the face.

via Gfycat

If anyone gives you grief about not being “tolerant” of other ideas by being anti-Nazi, remind them of philosopher Karl Popper’s Paradox of Tolerance, which tells us if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.