Let me get this straight. You don't see an issue in using violence to counter an opposing viewpoint. You advocate people concealing their identities during your protests. And it's all deemed acceptable because you name your opposition fascists.
The only sentence you got right was “let me get this straight.” Oh, wait, you didn’t use a colon to end that sentence, so that one wasn’t right, either!
1) Advocating for and organizing for racist genocide isn’t an “opposing viewpoint.” It’s not even a valid opinion. It’s a historically & scientifically-discredited belief that is common to the beginning of every genocide in human history.
2) We don’t advocate for people concealing their identities during protests. We advocate for people to take reasonable precautions to protect themselves and their families, which for some people includes concealing their identities. This is because we’re countering fascists - people whose belief system tells them that violence is the preferred way to do politics. Otherwise, we know fascists will dox, harass, threaten, and murder us. Just today, a 16-year-old Girl Scout who stood with an anti-racist banner has had to seek police protection because of the death/rape threats she’s received from the fascists she stood up to.
We’d be willing to bet cash money that you have never, ever written to the KKK to criticize them on the same point. You’ll give an actual terrorist group that’s murdered thousands a free pass for concealing their identity, yet you get all apoplectic when people opposing violent, racist scum conceal their identities.
3) Yeah, it’s acceptable to oppose and confront fascists and fascism by any means necessary, because that’s what it takes to keep our communities safe. We’ve have nearly a century of evidence to show what happens when you don’t oppose fascists.
You know, theotherarmorer, it’s fucking hilarious that you’re writing to us on Victory Day - the day we mark the military victory over fascism in WW2. Maybe you’ve heard about that war? The fascist war that claimed the lives of over 50 million people? This is the day you decide to claim that using violence to stop fascism isn’t acceptable? Were you trying to be ironic or did you just get lucky with the date today?
If you think that fascism = “an opposing viewpoint” and shouldn’t be met with violence, go pick on some WW2 vets. Or Holocaust survivors.