And what you can do about it.
Hello dear reader(s)!
Are you part of the resistance? If not, what the fuck are you doing here? Have you read my posts? When not talking about Pagan-type-stuff, I am probably going to be talking about how much I hate Nazi Trump and his loyal band of Nazi Republican Apologists or Nazi Republican Sympathizers and their overt Nazi base.
A lot of people claim to be anti-Trump, anti-fascist, and anti-racism, but really seem to do that purely for their social media. Even many resistance groups, quite frankly, suck at resisting.
“Wait Josh, what makes you such an expert at resisting fascism and all the Trump Nazi Republican racist bullshit?” you might ask if you actually cared.
Well, I am not an expert at resisting. However, I do consider myself to be an expert critic of things people do. I tend to know exactly where people are fucking up, unless that person is me, but that is neither here nor there.
So without further adieu, which you should not hasten to bid me, provided of course you remember the Red River Valley, I present to you, for your education, entertainment, and enlightenment, my ideas on Why You Suck At Resisting, and What You Can Do About it. (Now in convenient list form, ask your doctor if it is right for you.) (An attempt at humor to break the ice.)
- You spread hate group propaganda A certain Nazi publication started criticizing the victim of the Charlottesville terror attack. Many, many pages and groups posted about it. As well they should have. That kind of bullshit needs to be called out. However, they named the Nazi publication (giving it publicity), and linked to it (spreading their hateful message, and giving it click revenue). When something is so blatantly full of lies and hate, it is not necessary to refute the points in it. It is simply enough to say the Nazi scum are already trying (operative word: trying) to tarnish the reputation of the victim of the horrific Nazi terror attack in Charlottesville. No need to cite your source, anyone not already brainwashed by Nazis will believe you, and those who are brainwashed will think they are right. This goes for refuting red-pill posts hating women, or any other thing that really doesn’t deserve to be heard. Our media used to not even feature this ridiculousness, knowing the absurdity of allowing such bullshit to be heard, but ratings became too important so they used the cover of objective journalism to allow even the most insanely radical rantings to have their babbling amplified. Everyone has the right to say something, not everyone has the right to be heard. The media has failed at this and is losing trust because of it. People are turning to the internet for their news. Don’t fall into their trap. Just say, these willfully ignorant people say horrible things that aren’t true and then spread the truth (with facts) of your own message.
- You believe in the “many sides” argument I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. The All Lives Matter crowd doesn’t really believe all lives matter. They believe that maybe black lives do matter, but they don’t want to hear about it because they think that somehow takes away from the importance of their own lives. But Black Lives Matter didn’t put the “Only” in front of black. That “Only” exists only in the mind of the All Lives Matter crowd. No All Lives Matter people are up in arms over the Nazis shouting, “White Lives Matter” in Charlottesville. Where are the social media posts from those people condemning them? You also think that ANTIFA is just as bad as the Nazis. I get it, these groups inconvenience you sometimes. They block the roads. Not the precious roads!!!! Who will think of the roads???? But people are getting shot and killed by racist cops who go free. Companies are supporting the fascists until it is too inconvenient for their bottom line. Corporations bribe our politicians to the point where Congressmen have openly said they do not work for the people they were elected to represent. They shape the laws in the favor of their shareholders and only their shareholders. These groups try the best they can to fight that, and all you can think about is how long the line at the place with that chicken you love but you know contributes to hate groups is going to be so you don’t miss your precious fucking television show. Stop. Make a fucking sacrifice. The system you live in has a lot of people more uncomfortable than choosing a different place to eat every so often will ever make you. Trying to find an alternate route to avoid people so desperate that they need to take to the streets is far less discomfort than way too many people feel under a fascist regime. You could even show up in the streets to support them, but I wouldn’t dare to suggest that you make your life any more uncomfortable.
- You continue to associate with your racist friends When you post on Facebook that if someone supports the Nazis carrying the torches that they should unfriend you, and then you allow a friend to post a conspiracy theory from a known right-wing echo-chamber blaming whatever the fuck for the planned riot of Nazis in Charlottesville, you are allowing that person to not only continue believing their racist bullshit without consequence, but you are preventing them from realizing that those actions, while not overt, are still racism. Any excuse, deflection, or argument that there are “many sides” to the planned riot from genocidal fucking NAZIS, is racism. Sorry. Delete, block, and do not talk to these people until they have changed their ways.
- You laud companies with praise after public pressure FINALLY makes them do the right thing GoDaddy is not heroic for finally refusing to continue hosting a known Nazi hate site once public pressure had been applied that they actually worry could affect their bottom line. You’d have to live under a rock to not know what that site was all about. When the SPLU lists it as a known hate group site, it is probably not a good idea to host it. But it was financially convenient for them before. Stop this. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of megaphone. Companies do not have to allow hate group sites access to their servers. They do it for money. End of story. Maybe it is too hard not to go to a hosting service that doesn’t host hate groups, but that doesn’t mean they deserve praise when they finally are FORCED to get rid of one.
If any of this offended you…good. You probably need to be offended. Put your money, time, and effort where your mouth is.
I would like you to think about these words from Martin Luther King, Jr.
“First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”
Part 2 is tomorrow.