Christ on a cracker. It’s a meme already. It’s a way of performing virtue at each other.
Look. If you can punch them because they’re awful people, they can punch you because they think you’re an awful person.
I know that’s not how it works in their world. They get to stomp on anybody they want because they’re so much better.
That does not make it a good idea to do the same thng. It does not reduce the number of nazis if you use their rules.
(What we should be doing is making their hate speech illegal. That’s the problem. Nobody should have to listen to hate speech of any kind. So, before the laws catch up, I guess we could shout in their faces to make it impossible for them to be heard. But punching them is just being part of their world.)
And — think about this now, really, think about it — the more of their rules you use the more of a nazi you are yourself. Punching people is just the first step down their road.
I know it feels right. But if it does not feel right when it’s done to you, then IT IS NOT RIGHT.
That’s the point of a rule of law. That’s the point of the rules applying to all equally. That’s the only way to live together without dodging people punching you all the time.