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> Army is all about how to kill other people.

Not necessarily. The purpose of armies is to win wars. If it was possible to win wars without killing people they wouldn't kill people. In fact they are trying to minimize collateral damage. It's different with white supremacists. They have a direct interest in killing people. There is no collateral damage for them, which is also why they do mass shootings and the army usually doesn't.




Most of the latter are interested in expelling those they don't consider their own, violence to most of them is just a means to an end, otherwise "go back" or "send them back" would not have been their rallying cry.

Some really do want to kill people, but then again would you deny that the army or even the police doesn't get their fair share of these people?


I guess we already made the experiment what would happen if white supremacists would lead a country, so we can already tell that it's likely that "sending them back" isn't going to cut it, if "they" refuse to leave.


I think the vast majority of bigots are low-level blowhards who don't even understand their own viewpoints. Only a small percentage of those actually cause direct harm to others.

I don't know the answer, but I know that indiscriminate restrictions on freedom of speech aren't the answer.

It saddens me that this paraphrased prose I'm about to write even has to exist.

First they came for the Nazis, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Nazi.

Then they came for the racists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a racist.

Then they came for the bigots, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a bigot.

Then they came for the rich, and I did not speak out— Because I was not rich.

Then they came for the religious, and I did not speak out— Because I was not religious.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.




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