People are arguing about whether this could be a hoax, but the thought never even crossed my mind, because that would go against EVERYTHING Nawaz stands for, and I am fully convinced he is a man of integrity.
That being said, it’s premature to conclude that the attack was racially motivated. Nawaz is a public figure. He’s managed to piss off plenty of people with his views on Brexit — both Brexiters and the Remoaners. Maybe some asshole doesn’t like his show, or perhaps it was just personal.
The point is, simply calling somebody a name while you attack them isn’t enough to reveal your intent. Even someone who is racist is capable of committing crimes for non-collectivist reasons.
People need to back the hell off and let the cops do their jobs.
You can’t get through to the ones who are that far gone — the ones who don’t simply deny facts, but actually fail to see what’s right under their noses.
The ones we need to get through to are the ones on the fringes. The ones who aren’t so fully gone that ideology is able to supersede reason.
And there are a lot of people who have remained willfully ignorant, simply because they despise the churlishness that often accompanies political arguments. We need to reach them too, because they need to realize that what’s ultimately going on here isn’t a political struggle but an philosophical one.
Are we going to let racism and brutality dictate our future? Are we going to discard science and medicine because we’re afraid of hurting people’s feelings? Is truth whatever each of us chooses it to be, or do we live in an objective reality?
Politics comes second to all that.
>Friend posts viral Anifa meme.
>I point out that he obviously hadn’t watched the video.
>Friend replies that there were multiple videos and tells me I need to do more Internetz research.
>I (politely) ask friend if he can provide a video clip of those kids doing a single thing mentioned in the meme.
>Friend immediately unfriends me.
Seriously, people — are we not even *pretending* to care about truth anymore? And you wonder why I check out for years at a time? It’s because I truly cannot relate to what’s going on inside your heads.
We used to have opinions. Our *own* opinions. We understood the difference between opinion and fact, and we used to be able to disagree with other opinions without despising the people who held them.
Your hatred frightens me.
Mock outrage is not a substitute for moral courage, and the harsh reality is that you aren’t even impressing one another.
You aren’t virtue signaling to elevate yourselves in the eyes of your fellow NPCs — you’re virtue signaling because you’re so damned anxious about being judged by your pale skin and privileged Northern Virginian upbringing. Which is unsurprising, considering how dedicated you are to demonizing both.
In the words of someone you all hate (yet have never read):
“You can fake virtue for an audience. You can’t fake it in your own eyes. Your ego is your strictest judge.”
Take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourselves who it is you think you’re fighting and what exactly you think you are fighting for.