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When they fight dirty... 

Re: The Activist Left Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Calls for Civility (Get ready for a summer of rage)

I have a Danish friend who's also a socialist, and he deplores the "depths" to which American progressives have sunk, in order to express their abhorrence of Trump's playbook: cruelty, fear and divisiveness. So when my friend expressed his distaste for the article above, I responded with this:

Yes, we have become animals, by lowering ourselves to the level of our opponents. We don't have the luxury of following the Marquess of Queensberry Rules, because our adversaries are the same brownshirted monsters that invaded Denmark in 1940. You Danes had it easy during WW2, but many others didn't, like the poor souls at Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, Treblinka, etc. These shiny-new brownshirts are ripping apart families and putting them in camps. In cages. How long do you think it will take before they turn on the gas?

Neutrality is a cop-out. 

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
--Elie Wiesel

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
--Albert Einstein

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
--Thomas Jefferson

He who does not oppose evil, commands it to be done.
--Leonardo da Vinci

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
--Desmond Tutu

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke