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unneeded_junes OP wrote

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fuck off

You make an intriguing argument. I, a person who was on the fence on an issue because I’m weary of picking a side, am now surely going to believe that the Uyghur genocide is 100% real because of the warm and welcoming culture of skepticism, empiricism, and logic fostered by the site admin.

Look, I can tell you’re very emotional, but telling people who dare ask questions or ask for clarification to “fuck off” doesn’t help your cause. If anything, you’re really pushing me away from your side of the fence. You haven’t made any arguments, addressed anything said in the video, or debunked any of his sources. If the Uyghur genocide is real, I have to say that people like you certainly make their situation worse. If you had caught me at a bad time or if I were someone who is more easily swayed by emotions, you would have created another genocide denier. I say this not to insult you, but you need to get your shit together.

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Vulgar_Soda wrote (edited )

If you had caught me at a bad time or if I were someone who is more easily swayed by emotions, you would have created another genocide denier.

Ah, yes. The One Bad Day defense. Let us all be kind and reasonable when arguing in favor of not dying, lest we transform more scores of impressionable forum dwellers into hate mongers.

If someone suddenly turns into a genocide apologist on account of someone else being mean to them on the internet, perhaps that someone should "get their shit together," look inward, and realize their hate was always there. Why should I, or anyone else, be nice to baby nazis? To quote the site admin:

fuck off

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unneeded_junes OP wrote (edited )

Let us all be kind and reasonable when arguing in favor of not dying

You do realize that supporting war with China will cause death and destruction, perhaps even the end of the world... right? Like it’s not just a matter of living or dying, it’s a matter of wtf is going on so we can act appropriately.

If someone suddenly turns into a genocide apologist on account of someone else being mean to them on the internet [...]

That’s not what I meant, I think you know that.

Why should I, or anyone else, be nice to baby nazis?

Because I’m not a “baby nazi”? I asked for others to pick apart a pro-China argument because I’m not informed enough on the topic to do so myself. Y’all have serious issues.

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unneeded_junes OP wrote

It feels like these discussions never go well in leftist circles. It seems like you did post this with good intentions so I'm sorry it got derailed :(

I appreciate that. I think I could’ve responded better but considering that the conversation started off with people telling me to fuck off because I’m a Nazi, I think I was more than respectful. I know not everyone on Raddle is like this but it’s upsetting to see the admin acting the way they act.

If not could you explain the difference?

I think I worded it terribly so I understand the confusion, I was just trying to quickly respond to everyone. I think I was being too hyperbolic. What would've been more appropriate to say was that REAL Nazi's suffer from serious issues, including mental health issues. Fighting hate with hate only pushes them to hate even more, and thus being hateful towards everyone actually makes everything worse for everyone. It's worse for genocide victims, worse for political discourse, and just worse for everyone's mood.

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