Against Bigotry

Busy day, but I had a chance to watch this interesting video on YouTube.

Nothing, obviously, that the enlightened and wonderful people on my blog wouldn’t have seen before … and yet, at least for your ol’ pal Hateboy[1], the conclusions bear examination.

[1] sic. It’s a nickname I totally made up all by myself and don’t let so-called “actual inventor of nickname” Aaron Sanders tell you any different.

This is because they run contrary to my stated “punch a Nazi” brief. Of course violence and conflict is what bigots and hate groups want, so of course we should starve them of that food. Now, at which point that stops being a good idea, and becomes “German citizens who are remembered as spineless sheep when they should have fought back” … I guess, as in all the other iterations of this debate, we just have to conclude that we’ll play it by ear.

I’m not about to go and start any fights, because I’m really not equipped for them. I will, instead, word at people until my fingers are worn down to the nubs. On the other hand, I also don’t have an issue with people taking the fight to the vile pieces of human-shaped shit that have been emboldened by the current political climate across the globe. Particularly those in positions of less privilege than I enjoy.

Still, some very wise words of advice in that video. Fair dos.

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2 Responses to Against Bigotry

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    That Spic had some good points (yes, I recognized his ethnicity from his voice before the name at the end, just as I told you I can do ;P).

    Hey, you started it with the ribbing about my awesome nicknames you never give me credit for, Gallboy.

    Anyway, a couple of nits: First, the history book near the beginning looks so much like a ventilation cover in American houses, I actually thought “what’s a vent cover doing in this video?”

    And second, I can’t help but notice his first fix involves something the white supremacist himself (or herself, I guess) has to do. Not like we haven’t been fucking TRYING to explain their privilege to them. It’s not working. Not a great step 1, when it seems to be failing so utterly. He said it right, but…”only WHO can prevent forest fires?”

    • stchucky says:

      That Spic had some good points (yes, I recognized his ethnicity from his voice before the name at the end, just as I told you I can do ;P).

      Hey, you started it with the ribbing about my awesome nicknames you never give me credit for, Gallboy.

      You sure … showed … me?

      And second, I can’t help but notice his first fix involves something the white supremacist himself (or herself, I guess) has to do. Not like we haven’t been fucking TRYING to explain their privilege to them. It’s not working. Not a great step 1, when it seems to be failing so utterly. He said it right, but…”only WHO can prevent forest fires?”

      Well, sure. I guess it still comes back to straight-up punching them out not really being a solution (but so, so fun to watch), but in my experience it’s an uphill battle to make the obnoxiously privileged admit their privilege. It’s like I always said about manspreading: The people who are going to listen to you are already not manspreading. The ones who are doing it, are not going to listen.

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