• XEAL@lemm.ee
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    11 months ago

    Okay, let’s think about this for a second.

    Let’s say censoredname says that to Paul in person. When is beating someone’s ass a legit way to win an argument?

    I mean, censoredname is a dick, but violence is a comeback at the level of a caveman.

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      Of course censoredname would never be in any danger saying that to Paul in person, but censoredname would never say it, because of the implication.

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      It’s not necessarily a threat of violence. A lot of people would just feel ashamed to criticise other people in person would feel fine to do it on the Internet. Being a dick is a lot harder when you can see the effects of your words on the other person.

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      I don’t read it as him being a dick necessarily. He’s saying he’s a good commentator. I’d say the same thing about Tony Romo.

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          Yeah but that doesn’t mean the guy was trying to be a dick either. Someone could say something to me with good intentions and they can’t help it if it pisses me off.

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      Tbf, a threat of violence is only one way to read his response (I know nothing about this Paul dude and his personality, so maybe it was 100% a threat idk).

      I could also see his comment as meaning “just because you’re behind a computer screen doesn’t mean you should feel able to say shit that you’d never say to a person’s face”, because let’s be honest, that’s a reminder a lot of folks on the internet could use, regardless of who could kick whose ass

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    11 months ago

    Fuck Twitter, fuck Elon, fuck professional fighting, and fuck those stupid Portland style douchestaches all around

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      I can’t even imagine what that Nazi dude was thinking when he agreed to that fight. The stills I saw from it were hilarious.

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        You ever imagine getting in a fight with someone?

        How many times do you imagine them giving as good as they get?

        Fascists live in a simplistic fantasy world of grievance, hierarchy, and spite, and it’s practically a law of the breed that they don’t think to the step after “I punch them.”

        This is, to my mind, the most telling quote of World War II that largely sums up why the fascists thought they’d win it:

        “The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else and no one was going to bomb them.”

        -Marshall Arthur “Bomber” Harris

        They do not think to the next step, the actual fight between two people. They just jump in their imagination straight to their “inevitable” victory. It’s probably a large part of why they’re fascists in the first place.

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    Funny response, but also, sure, I would.

    If he wants to go to jail that is his right for proving something we both know he’s capable of. But normal people should be able to take feedback or criticism without violence