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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Well, I think they see those two as being the same thing. I don't think they're setting out with the attitude "I want to weaponize racism", but they're just like "I don't think people should be able to say this thing because of humanitarian reasons, so they need to be shut down for everyone's shared best interest."

The problem is that's become so overbearing, and being hit on from so many different angles, that everyone is now walking on eggshells most of the time. And that itself is a form of lacking freedom, a form of oppression. And things that aren't hate speech begin becoming mis-characterized as hate speech, by people holding a hammer who see every problem as a nail. They think they're doing a good thing for society, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They think they're doing a good thing for society

Agreed, they think they're helping to end institutional racism. I think that's a noble cause but white shaming or whatever this is doesn't seem very effective. It's fighting racism with more racism.

[–]stardestroyer 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't think it's that deep of a conspiracy, just a by-product of the "leftist equality efforts" it is easy to identify and vilify white supremacists, but when the racist is a minority, it is easier to overlook and dismiss as innocuous.

People are just making a big deal over nothing, the real problem is the media oligarchy and Corporate controlled news and media. They use powerful physiological manipulations to segregate the population, and misdirect our efforts and attention.... and they own 90% of the mainstream media.