The criticisms of pastel bloc are a state, most of them are outright just nasty and horrible, yet most people couldn’t use their critical faculties to realise that the comment saying they were anti anti-fascists was completely weird, out of sync and didn’t match up with what could be clearly seen in the image.
Then there’s the ones pointing out the obvious, at least in our niche little circles, that them not going in black defeats the idea of black bloc. Aye sure you’re right in that regard, I nearly reblogged the version of the post that explained who they really were to add that but then I took into consideration that;
1. These people are getting a heap of shite from anonymous strangers online effectively calling them fascist sympathsiers while being ignorant enough to see the anti-fascist symbol on the shields and the fabulously queer colour scheme going on.
2. They probably have friends, comrades, partners etc involved in radical organising closer at home who they’ll discuss this stuff with and sure as hell don’t need some fuckwit on tumblr, like me, pointing out the fucking obvious.3. The obvious standing out is probably for a reason of their own will, seeing as they’re, ye know, an autonomous group.
There’s no need to be so harsh on people that we don’t even know for absolutely no real reason at all, I’m sure your comments on tumblr aren’t going to help them out much