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originally posted by: Painterz
You do know most of these confederate symbols were erected in the 1950s and 1960s as a direct backlash to the civil rights movement?
They weren't about history, they were sending a message to the civil rights movement.
Antifa believes it is pursuing the opposite of authoritarianism. Many of its activists oppose the very notion of a centralized state. But in the name of protecting the vulnerable, antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not. That authority rests on no democratic foundation. Unlike the politicians they revile, the men and women of antifa cannot be voted out of office. Generally, they don’t even disclose their names.
Revulsion, fear, and rage are understandable. But one thing is clear. The people preventing Republicans from safely assembling on the streets of Portland may consider themselves fierce opponents of the authoritarianism growing on the American right. In truth, however, they are its unlikeliest allies.
originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: Painterz
I detest the westboro baptist church but I don't want to silence them.
originally posted by: clay2 baraka
a reply to: pavil
This error was corrected earlier. The intent of the statues remain clear, to intimidate a minority of the population and thumb their nose at the Yankee states..
You lost, get the %$#! over it.
originally posted by: Leonidas
In a Nazi vs. Not Nazi conflict, always pick the not Nazi.
It's really not that hard.
originally posted by: ridgerunner
a reply to: strongfp The far left is no different than the Nazi`s.They are Stalin/Marxist worshippers who would happily send every Jew,Christian and conservative to the gas chambers.They are just as damn bad and more dangerous because they have the media,politicians and rich backing.They have done tis in other countries in the past and are more organized than white supremicists.All of both sides should be invited to a protest in the remote desert and have a MOAB dropped on them so the rest of us could go back to a normal life.