Monday, March 27, 2017

Nazi Rhetoric Leads to Dead People


I'm sure you've already heard about this but let me lay it out for you:

  1. White man goes on YouTube and watches videos by neo-Nazis and white supremacists who are also Trump supporters.
  2. White man becomes a white supremacist.
  3. White man goes to New York specifically to find a black man in a relationship with a white woman and kill him.
  4. White man stabs and kills a black man as planned.
  5. White man turns himself in and admits to doing is as an intentional racist hate crime. Also admits to being part of a white supremacist group - the National Policy Institute, founded by Richard Spencer.
  6. A "manifesto" written by this white man is found saying that he was going to do this to "send a message."
  7. People continue to say that it's wrong to physically attack Nazis.

This is pretty much the same sequence of events that transpired with Dylan Roof, only Roof had a gun. How many lives could have been saved if we hadn't passively allowed dangerous white supremacists platforms to spread their deadly rhetoric? Do not tolerate them. No unchallenged speech for Nazis.

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