To me, this is no different to the witchhunts of McCarthyism, when outing people for their beliefs ruined careers and lives. Of course, we could say the beliefs are poles apart, so that the tactic is justified. And yet to me this methodology smells bad both on a personal level and as a principle. There is a reason why freedom of thought is guaranteed in your constitution and curbing it by punishing people for their beliefs is an attack on something fundamental, is it not?conebeckham wrote: ↑Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:07 pmOuting them individually.
This is what the reporters have done, and I believe it has had an effect.
Maintaining resistance, and continually calling out Trump and any other elected official when the racists are being defended by government officials.
But the worst part to this approach seems to me to be the implied defeatism. "We cannot beat this ideology, so let's go after the people 'infected' with it. Let's punish them, make them suffer for their beliefs, make them even more resentful of the mainstream and the status quo, let's persecute them, drive them out. " Sounds familiar? Last thing I would want to make out of the fascists and the neo-Nazis, is martyrs.
I am sure I am missing a lot here, Cone, so please bear with me and if you can be bothered, set me straight.