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Watch #DocumentingHate #Charlottesville from @frontlinepbs and @ProPublica. Then read this short thread with 3 key takeaways:
1. The press is not the enemy of the people. The press is the enemy of fascist people. Neo-Nazis are mad about free press because journalists have the intellectual stamina and ethical rigor to accurately report on the crimes that these racists committed ON FACEBOOK LIVE.
2a. Would you try to “come to the table” with a child molestor who went from state to state going to public pools? No, you wouldn't. It's easy for us to reject people who hurt kids... less easy for us to reject racists who joyfully beat POC in broad daylight in front of cameras.
2b. Fascism NEEDS dialogue to legitimize itself as a valid choice. These people are not seeking answers; they enjoy and are committed to perpetrating racist violence. They are not confused or misguided; they are well-informed, consenting, zealous bigots.
2c. Education is not the issue. Dialogue will only reinforce the fallacious belief that white supremacy is worthy of debate, and it’s fucking not. Just like molesting children. Just like abusing animals. It's a no. It's a hard no.
3a. If you watch this doc and your first instinct is to criticize the consequences for neo-Nazis, make excuses for, or try to save these white supremacists, recognize that right now, you are more comfortable cooperating with white supremacy than you are in conflict with it.
3b. Don't die of shame. Get to work. We need you. Conflict with white supremacy. Conflict HARD. Don't debate neo-Nazis. Don't invite them to your table. Bc even if you want to save them, you’re still feeding them too. No. Say it with me. Say it louder. NO.

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