I am a Jewish trans girl.
Nazis, by definition, want me dead.
If you defend them, you attack me. Some political differences allow for the possibility of a middle ground. Nazis do not; either you are okay with them advocating murdering me, or you’re not.
If you’re okay with it, fuck off.
No space for Nazis. No space for their sympathizers. No space for white supremacists. None.
They’ve proven what they can do when given breathing room and I mean it when I say never again.
Interesting how so many nazi apologists try to cloud this issue by accusing us of overusing the label of “nazi” on anyone we disagree with, when it’s clear that nazis have been increasingly active of late.
As I said elsewhere, I am very careful to restrict the term to Nazis and their ideological descendents–white supremacist fascists.
Who are people I disagree with, sure, but they’re not everyone I disagree with. Paul Ryan, for instance, I don’t call a Nazi. He’s gotten into bed with Nazis in an ill-advised effort to advance his own agenda and power, and I consider said agenda to be monstrous and evil, but I don’t think he’s actually a Nazi himself.
It’s especially “funny”, when those people have a habit of calling anyone who disagree with them nazis (conservatives coined the phrase feminazi, for instance).
When people on the left call people nazis, its because they actually are nazis.
Nazis are not compatible with me. Not straight enough for them, not ‘genetically pure’ enough for them. I can only survive in a world with nazis in it if they are denied the power to act on their horseshit ideas.
That said, due to the fundamentally flawed nature of the very idea of racial purity, nazis aren’t compatible with themselves either.
All of this, yes. While superficially I am acceptable to Nazis – blond, blue eyed, heterosexual white cis-male – they are NOT acceptable to me. If you are or support that bigoted, fascist, hateful ideology, please find the door. I don’t want you here. I will not tolerate that.
Nazi punks (and nazi collaborator punks) fuck off.
Nazi punks, Nazi metal fans, Nazi hypnofetishists, Nazi everything.
Nazis fuck off.
No Nazi should ever feel safe or comfortable being a Nazi. No community should be accepting of Nazis. They should be unwelcome, unwanted, and unloved, everywhere. Period.
The rise of the hatred and fear from Nazis is truly astonishing. I thought that it was declining but it has had a resurgence that is not welcomed.
If you believe in the Nazi stances for racial purity and anti-Semitism, please go find a rock to crawl under and hide yourself from humanity. Please become a cloistered person and keep to yourself.
The world needs to embrace the positive changes that have been made and reject the hatred that is on the rise.
There’s a thing in psychology called an extinction burst. It’s when you’re trying to quit a bad habit, and just before it disappears completely, there’s a sudden massive resurgence of it. It shows up in dealing with addictions, for example. It’s the most dangerous moment, where the risk of sliding back into the habit is highest–but if you can get through it, you’re done, habit broken.
My hope is that what we’re seeing now is the extinction burst of fascism.
If you believe in the Nazi stances for racial purity and anti-Semitism,
please go find a rock to crawl under and hide yourself from humanity.
Please become a cloistered person and keep to yourself.
Whilst I agree with this at some level, I wondered if part of the problem is that people like that have been hiding under the rock (or being held hostage under one by their parents), and staying in echo chambers that brew these toxic thoughts and ideas unchallenged.
The tabloid media has absolutely everything to answer for (fuck you Rupert Murdock) by pushing their agendas and sensationalised “news” that have been fueling the far / alt right / nazis for a long time. I remember hearing from Fox News that Birmingham UK is a Muslim only zone – had to look out the window to double check if it hadn’t happened overnight.
The right extremists chooses to pick and choose reasons to fuel their hate, part of me thinks it’s because they’ve been raised this way and continue to multiply this hate – and Trump’s administration simply allowed them to really come out in numbers unabashed.
I’m very sad to see everything that has been happening to you guys over the pond, and I really hope that resolution does come in a form of real changes within those hates groups – but I just don’t know how you’d even start this when they’re so willing to bring their terror onto the innocents…
It’s not the people in the hate groups we need to change. You can’t change someone who’s gone that deep, they have to start by walking out themselves.
What we need to change is their access to power, their ability to get their message out there and and push their agenda. We need to change the minds of the people who don’t agree with them, but are willing to ally with them to advance an agenda (i.e., conservatives), and the mushball middle (i.e., liberals) who think allowing hate groups to speak and organize is necessary for free speech (when it’s actually the other way around, hate speech has a silencing effect far greater than the effect of banning hate speech).
But the actual Nazis themselves? Fuck ‘em. Any time they show their faces, smack them down–show them they’re outnumbered, humiliate them, drive them back into hiding.
Truth may die in darkness, but lies die in silence.
Thank you, Jenny, for not calling all conservatives Nazis. I feel that that behavior is partially why they’re willing to ally themselves with Nazis, instead of working with everyone else to shut down hatred.
I definitely agree that Nazis/white supremacists shouldn’t have the right to spread their hate. Make sure they understand that they aren’t welcome.
I find that explanation for why conservatives allied with Nazis unpersuasive, because the term “feminazi” has been flung around for decades and feminists haven’t allied themselves with Nazis.
Not to mention people on the right have been equating liberalism, socialism, communism, and Soviet-style totalitarianism for even longer, and you don’t see socialists using that as an excuse to buddy up with tankies.
I think it’s simpler than that: they ally because conservative politicians think they can use Nazis to fire up their base and push back the advances the left (or in the case of the US, the not-as-far-right) has made in recent years, not realizing they’re riding the tiger. You know, literally exactly the same thing that happened in the fascist takeovers of the 20th century–Germany, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Spain.