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originally posted by: trollz
Good, it's time we get these literal terrorists off the streets. Anyone who conceals their identity in an attempt to get away with physically attacking others for the sake of political agendas (or any reason, really) deserves to be in prison.
Terrorism - the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
originally posted by: Aazadan
So you don't believe in a right to anonymity when practicing controversial speech?
originally posted by: Fools
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: toms54
I hope so too. If you want to protest, do it peacefully. Otherwise, go to jail. Something everyone can agree on.
Although I agree with that in general, would the United States even exist if our founders only protested peacefully?
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: trollz
Why? If it's illegal to attack someone, why is doing it anonymously more illegal? Your comment sounded like you were against anonymity in general.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: network dude
As I said, I don't 100% agree with antifa's tactics. At the same time though we shouldn't really be surprised at their emergence. The past few decades have shown that all peaceful protest gets you is a boot on the back of your neck.
So now that people are standing up to such corruption the government wants everyone to play nice? Absolutely laughable.
I certainly don't want to see innocent people get hurt. But the government demanding peace when they've been responding with violence is hypocritical at best.
We can't prosecute crimes when we know who people are as it is. That's why we pile on charges and create plea deals which obtan guilty verdicts without any proof.
so what you’re saying is some masked crimes are acceptable like the kkk antifas new and can’t have more than 1% of the vandalism, murder or intimidation the clan and/or neo nazis have if we’re picking and choosing which evil we want to see then be my guest.
originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: Variable7
I guessed you missed posts by the person with current specific laws regarding violent acts wearing a mask. Nobody cares if people are peaceful protesting with masks on. The issue is with Antifa wearing masks to hide identities while committing intimidation, violence, and acts of vandalism.
In your depiction of this distant future I suspect we will have encountered another "big switch".
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: filthyphilanthropist
It demonstrates the level headedness of the right overall. Sure there are some crazies, but mostly they are intelligent and well-reasoned people. It's naive and ignorant of world history to think we don't need guns to protect again both the future prospects of a foreign enemy and a tyrannica domesticl government. The need for armed citizens will arise at some point in the probably distant future in one capacity or another.
The "distant future" has arrived. Our military is supposed to be controlled by the civilian government. This cabinet has several generals in it. The cabinet also contains civilians who have pledged to destroy the departments they head. The president lacks a popular mandate, yet his party now controls all three branches of government. For years, the right has been warning about a "left wing coup." Guess what? The coup is here and it came from the right.