Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u
— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) August 6, 2019
It took a matter of seconds to find the personal addresses of several of these people (yes, I realize this information is publicly available through the FEC–it doesn’t matter). We are seeing the transition from the cultural wars being fought figuratively and by proxy through public champions to being literally waged against private individuals for merely expressing political preferences. If an American Sulla is what we’re collectively after, this is how one is going to come about.
We’ve steadfastly advocated against violence on this blog since its inception in the mid-2000s, hoping for a peaceful way out of the mess of a collapsing empire we’re living under, and though that hope appears increasingly quixotic, we will continue to do so until there is truly no other alternative.
The schoolmarm is going to become a martinet again. The definition of racial slur is from this point forward liberalized to contain moral descriptions of groups of people based on immutable characteristics (ie, “blue-eyed people are evil”). Empirical descriptions are of course appreciated (ie, “blue-eyed people commit more crime”).
The alternative is to potentially get the 8chan treatment (a site I’ve never visited and looks to currently be unreachable) or for UR to go the route of Taki’s and disable comments. I want to avoid both of those outcomes, obviously, and this empirical unit is not going to run through the virtual equivalent of machine gun fire to try and prove a point. To those who find these parameters intolerable, kindly do not comment here.