An explanation of how the rationalizations for the beating of have roots in leftist academic social theories, including almost half a dozen theoretical justifications for calling nonviolence forms of violence.
“This is where we are right now: A staffer for a human-rights organization dedicated to helping gay people is publicly cheering the beating of a gay man.”
How words became 'violence' and violence became 'self-defence.' It's not an accident, it's a decades long outcome of a̶c̶t̶i̶v̶i̶s̶t̶ academic theory
How the Left Turned Words Into ‘Violence,’ and Violence Into ‘Justice’ |
"Using the infinitely labile typology of the academy, all words can be theorized into ‘violence’ (so long as they have something to do with ‘oppression’) — which means that actual violence taken up in response to such words is cast as ‘self-defense’"
How the Left Turned Words Into ‘Violence,’ and Violence Into ‘Justice’ #antifa
My objective with this was far less to explain why Antifa would take up violence against someone like Andy Ngo -- it's what they do -- and far more to explain why so much of the media, established and social, saw it as something defensible.
"These ideas have proven to be so elastic that even the voicing of opposition to antifa itself can somehow be lumped in under the category of violence" writes
"Using such infinitely labile typology, all words can be theorized into violence so long as they have something to do with enforcing “domination” and “oppression,” so all real violence taken up in response to such words is self-defense." —
"These ideas have proven to be so elastic that even the voicing of opposition to antifa itself can somehow be lumped in under the category of violence."
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