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We Didn’t Normalize Trump. We Normalized the Left’s Violence

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A cura di @Perodatrent.

Megan McArdle, opinionista conservatrice su Bloomberg, critica l’atteggiamento dei gruppi Antifa negli USA. A partire dai tempi della campagna elettorale di Trump, il movimento si è opposto alla presenza di opinionisti di destra nei luoghi pubblici in USA, manifestando in modo da impedire loro di parlare in pubblico. Questo comportamento, dice McArdle, va contrastato in quanto teso a limitare la libertà di parola:

Much of the debate over antifa has focused on whether the white supremacists on the other side are worse. It seems to be impossible, in fact, to write a column on antifa without noting, at length, that they are not nearly as bad as the neo-Nazis who converged on Charlottesville. And indeed, they are not.

But how does that justify antifa’s tactics? It’s not as if the police are unable, or unwilling, to deal with white supremacists who commit violent acts. We may wish that they had gotten to those people soon enough to prevent tragedies like the killing in Charlottesville, but it’s not as if antifa is a crack team of investigators who can stop crimes before they happen. The only things they can stop, and the police cannot, are things that aren’t crimes: notably, people exercising their First Amendment rights to peaceably assemble and speak their minds.

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