I don’t know why I feel the need to engage with stupidity.
Yesterday, there was a trend calling Antifa terrorists. People were defending Antifa by saying they were not terrorists.
I responded that they use violence against civilians for political aims. By definition, they are terrorists. The word carries no moral attribution, only a legal one. They mocked me for using definitions as a basis for my argument.
I stated that definitions of words provide a shared frame of reference and that without that frame of reference, meaningful dialogue is impossible.
I was told to have fun hiding behind my dictionary when the fascists came to my town.
The number of “likes” on that comment is saddening.
Ignorance and paranoia shouldn’t be something to be proud of.