Watching so much of woke twitter screaming the support of free speech equates to Nazism feels like the ‘deplorables’ moment in Hillary vs Trump.
Sometimes the left are its own worst recruitment tool.
I agree we shouldn’t have public funded venues used for things we find deplorable and I support Goff’s moral line in the sand on this, while acknowledging that the shifting sands of culture moves that line around.
I wouldn’t want ISIS recruitment seminars in the Town Hall, KKK monthly meet & greets in Council Chambers or Man love Boy Association annual sing alongs at Silo Park, but I still support them appearing if they find a private venue, just as I am prepared to protest their appearing!
How about we use a public venue to have a live streamed formal debate with these hard right polemicists and show up the emptiness that is their spiteful rhetoric?
Since when were we on the Left so frightened to argue our cause?
The main argument I have seen from comrades on the Left is we can’t platform these crypto-fascists because you can’t change their minds.
This is such a glaring absurdity – we debate these clowns NOT to change their mind, we engage to shoot down their nonsense rhetoric to stop them from recruiting others!
Our economy is teetering on a global collapse – economic shockwaves only fuels the desperation the far right feeds on – this is a problem that won’t go away by ignoring it and driving it underground.
You don’t beat crypto-fascists with trigger free safe spaces and emotional support peacocks.