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February 08, 2018

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TDK

You re-posted the good bit.

He goes on to say:

"Later this month, I will begin the process of seeking a change in the law to hold these companies (eg. Twitter) to account for failing to take action against racism on their platforms."

The mistake he makes is to assume that his definition of racism will win out and that people like him will police the internet. Let me ask him a question. If an institution like the Labour Party has been taken over by anti-semites (and it seems it has) how will he protect the new institutions like Twitter, Facebook and Google from falling under the same control? How long until accusing Ken Livingstone of antisemitism is regarded as hate speech?

Fred Z

You'll notice that Islamists are rarely so insulted.

The Jews have been too kind, too forbearing, too patient.

Violent response is the only answer. Really, it is. I don't like it, but humans are what they are.

TDK

Fred Z
I don't think you are right.

We live in a world of victimhood poker. Violence by a recognised victim group is thought of as a reaction to an imbalance in the power relationship. So violence is excusable, tolerated, expected. However violence from a group who are not seen as a victim group is not excused. You only have to look at the comparative reactions to the Manchester Concert bombing and the Finsbury Park Mosque attack.

Fred Z

TDK: It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

And safer.

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