Comment 123002

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted June 01, 2018 at 10:50:37

First the disavowal that is required in this climate: I dislike identitarians and hard right wingers. I think identity politics on either end of the horseshoe is dangerous to a stable society. I've never heard of the website you mention and don't plan to visit it, but don't doubt it may be crass and repugnant.

Per recent psychological and political tests, I'm still very much left of center on most social and economic issues. I'm voting for Doug because this identity politics witch-hunt is turning cult like and starting to scare me. You sound like evangelicals in the 80s that considered everything outside their worldview to be of Satan and verboten.

rote statements of disavowal are not good enough

To me this looks like a gradually and incrementally fomenting mindset that will be ready to send conservatives to prisons and gulags at some point down the road. The trajectory of discourse is one where it looks to me like even the "good guys" are on course to turn into despots. Will everyone concerned about increasing polarization and censorship be declared a Nazi and extirpated from society like something out of a Monty Python skit gone too far?

"I wasn't a conservative, but when they came for the conservatives, I spoke up right away, because I know how this quote ends otherwise."

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