Friday, August 25, 2017

#237 / Should We All Get Together For Full-On War?

Emily Rose Nauert, from The New York Times, August 18, 2017

"People are starting to understand that neo-Nazis don’t care if you’re quiet, you’re peaceful,” said Emily Rose Nauert, a 20-year-old antifa member who became a symbol of the movement in April when a white nationalist leader punched her in the face during a melee near the University of California, Berkeley.

“You need violence in order to protect nonviolence. That’s what’s very obviously necessary right now. It’s full-on war, basically.”

Dear Emily,

I do not like white nationalists. I am sorry you got punched in the face. That said, I would like to suggest that you read up on how Martin Luther King, Jr. confronted white nationalists. 

"Full-on war," basically, is not the right response, and violence is not the way to "protect nonviolence." 

I would like to point you to a recent column in The New York Times, "How to Make Fun of Nazis." I  could recommend some good books, too. 

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  1. Spiritual strength and soundness allows us to turn the other cheek. Gandhian Satyagraha is now needed not more violence.

  2. In a much-publicized e-mail on December 9, 2004, the online activist group wrote, "For years, the Party has been led by elite Washington insiders who are closer to corporate lobbyists than they are to the Democratic base. But we can't afford four more years of leadership by a consulting class of professional election losers." report

  3. Hope the Democrats manage to avoid what MoveOn was warning them about!


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