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carrotsnhorses  asked:

Can y'all explain how antifa isn't fascist (inadvertently or otherwise)? I don't mean to be a troll, and I don't think antifa is fascist, but I have some friends that insist it is. I'm just looking for some logical responses to that kind of claim from people who know what their talking about, since I'm relatively new to the antifa movement. Thanks!

Your “friends” are appalling shitstains.  How is it that they think the people fighting against fascism = fascists?  That makes as much sense as this:

We’re going to go ahead and guess some things about these “friends” of yours:

1) Your friends are unable to come up with a definition of fascism that bears any resemblance to actual fascism.  Go ahead and ask them to define what they mean by “fascism” and see how closely it resembles the actual definitions of the term.  

2)  Your friends are free speech absolutists.  They believe that not only should anyone be allowed to say anything anywhere, but that other people/groups are somehow obligated to provide them with platforms to say those things and should never do anything to oppose them, no matter how objectionable those things are.

One of the problems with this position is what Karl Popper called “The Paradox of Tolerance.”

As a RASH skinhead once put it to us: when you’re openly advocating and organizing for mass murder and genocide, you’ve forfeited your right to a polite and civil conversation. 

3) Your friends are guilty of the logical fallacy of false equivalence.  Fascists, bigots, and white supremacists have murdered thirty-two people so far this year.  We bet these friends of yours don’t have shit to say about those murders, but will wail and moan about “anTEEfa” punching a couple of people.   Check out our essay about how this applies to anti-fascism today. 

4)  Your friends have no fucking idea what to do about fascism. If you pointed out to your friends that armed gangs of racist terrorists are literally marching in our streets and killing people (like in Charlottesville or Portland) and asked them what the solution to that problem is, they won’t have any ideas that make any sense or would work in the real world. 

Antifa has been around for over eighty years.  We know what it takes to stop fascist violence dead in its tracks.  What’s the track record of your friends in terms of protecting people from bigoted violence?   

5) By aping the same sorts of bullshit arguments that literal neo-nazis and white nationalists supremacists use to try to turn people against their enemies, your “friends” are literally collaborating with racist terrorists to further their agenda.  That agenda, by the way, is to enslave and murder people.  

Time to get some new friends, tbh.  Here’s some musical inspiration for that!


First. Look at his hand. In his pocket. But honestly. This is a group photo with 6 people. Who grabs their partners thigh like that way in this setting? It’s so unnatural. Her attempts are pathetic.

At least he looks good. All I can say.

things people in my theatre class have said (part 2)

“and then emma is going to cross downstage—where’s emma” (everyone simultaneously looks up. emma is on the catwalk) “hey guys you look really short from up here”

(violent twirling of ribbons) “IM A WATERBENDER”

“so im going to write a musical called tree #3 the musical and the whole thing is just the tree standing onstage and singing this note:” (high-pitched screeching) “sounds groundbreaking”

“my favorite musical that we did was probably seussical” “isnt that the one where you face planted on the stage” “shhhh we don’t talk about that”

“wait i get to fake slap aidan” “yeah” “FINALLY”

“can you maybe chill?” “how bout maybe you chill?” “OH MY GOD YOU TOO?”

“there’s literally no music i can play right now. it’s all percussion. what the fuck.”

“one word summary of yourself” “gay”

“wow i can’t believe how good friends elphaba and glinda are” “harold…..” “wait what my name’s michael” “…harold….”

“FUCK YEAH FRUIT ROLLUPS”

“actually, did you know that in 19th century russia—” (from across the stage) “WE WRITE LETTERS WE WRITE LETTERS”

“see we call the small max maxahundred cause hes the youngest. then the medium max is maxathousand. then the big max is maximillian.” “OH MY GOD”

“when you think about it….. everything is illuminati”

i wish people would stop seeing animated movies at the result of big name studios and see them rather as the result of the hard work of hundreds of artists who dedicated their time and effort into creating something for us to enjoy

Watching fanwars happen while being multifandom is the most infuriatingly interesting shit ever. Like I wanna fight, but I can’t fight for both sides so I just grab the popcorn and observe while the others do the damn deed.

Originally posted by min-shookga-yoongi

someone: i like kpop but i don’t like girl groups, they’re all the same

me: screencapped and emailed to my lawyer. She will have filed charges by tomorrow afternoon. By law We must allow you 48 hours to remove the offending material. If not, you will be charged with defamation of character, libel, and criminal mischief, all misdemeanors. You will face a judge trial.

it must be real fucked up to be a gay idol and know that people will “ship” you with someone of the same gender for their enjoyment but if you ever come out as gay some of those same people will turn around and call you disgusting in the same breath that they called you their “gayby”

honestly I am so confused by interpretations of Enjolras as some Charismatic Revolutionary Controller of Minds when the very first interaction  we see him have is Courfeyrac yanking his chain about Rousseau 

like, he’s a likeable guy, clearly! His friends love him! He gives one heck of a speech! But there is a notable lack of people holding him in Awe or even Doing What He Says in 90 percent of his not-immediate-combat interactions. 

I will never understand kpop fans who think American/Western success is more important than success in Asia when

1) Asia holds most of the world’s population

2) You’re fans of Asian artists and yet you feel as though validation from non-Asian listeners is more important than validation from Asian listeners

Happy simming for Autism Acceptance Month <3