I have seen several people in varying politeness ask/tell/demand that you basically treat evil societal destroying fuckwads like someone that bailed on helping you move or showed up 2 hours late for a dinner. How in hell can we make the country better by having said fuckwads in charge and having far too many people saying it will work out... give them a chance... let's all forgive one another and be brothers while these fucktards destroy our world?
Part of what makes us liberals is our empathy and our hope for kindness to prevail, so I get it.
But when someone is stabbing you in the face, you don’t politely ask them to stop. You fight back.
When someone is stabbing someone else in the face, you don’t wait for them to stop, and then ask them to talk about their feelings. You stop them.
And, to be quite honest, the majority – and I mean the vast majority – of people telling me that we have to be patient and understanding with Nazis, or that we really need to just think about the deep game theory of blah blah blah are white dudes who aren’t worried about money or influence, who aren’t threatened in any meaningful way by the Nazis we all need to punch more.
So keep punching Nazis and then punch them some more, until they are all gone.