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I'll cut it out if you insist.....

Posted by: Lark on December 08, 1999 at 18:28:35:

In Reply to: Turning the other cheek in Belsen? posted by Lark on December 08, 1999 at 17:43:35:

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: McSpotlight: Lark, either he is a neo-nazi or he isn't. If he isn't, then you're accusing him for the people he was making common cause with; which could have been a mistake on his part. If he is, then be thankful that he's actually talking.

What?! I should be grateful a nazi is debating?! That's weird that, considering that debating with nazi's given their track record would be like a heretic debating with the inquisition, there's only one thing a facist/nazi/nazi sympathiser deserves and it isnt a polite debate.

: This isn't the physical world; it is a place specifically for debating about the real world; as such, the only form of 'victory' you can score here is to make your opponent seem foolish.

: Allow him to speak for himself; at the very least, if you just win a debate by drowning your opponent out, you are resorting to force to win an argument - that should be free of coercion.

Yeah, but I think people should be made aware so they can freeze out the facist bastard rather than construe legitimacy onto his views by debating with him.

McSpotlight: Do you really think that freezing a Nazi out is the best way of defeating them; or do you think that such people merely act as magnets for the disaffected; those who feel that they cannot debate fairly.

I agree it's difficult. But we don't think it's right to silence anyone; even a self-confessed Nazi.

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