Nazis & moderation policies
The toot.wales admin in that thread needs to read & internalize that Twitter story of the bartender who kicked every Nazi out of his bar because one is too many and they'd turn the place into a Nazi bar. But then again the admin looks like he'd think the bartender was too harsh and missed a chance to hear the Nazis out and teach them 🙄
I would also like to emphasize that kicking Nazis out is only the *barest godsdamned minimum*. Nazis are easy to hate. They are not respectable. Kicking them out isn't the hard part. The really hard antiracist and even antifascist work is with people you like, people who are respectable and in good standing. It's with the learned bigoted and violent impulses in your own good leftist self. This is the part where the fedi, and really white society in general, fails miserably.
@ljwrites So much this. And those [including the self] are the people who it is actually worth taking time to talk to and attempt to persuade, whereas Nazis never are.
@eldang exactly. Persuasion needs to be a two-way street, and it's useless with people who don't believe in it.
@ljwrites that's the one MLK quote you won't see on white profiles: "I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice"
It's those in the middle, who say, "wait a minute, shouldn't we allow him to spew his vitriol, because freedom of speech is important!"
No. We absolutely should not.
Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.