people are actually replying to my question on the hitler post and their responses are even more repulsive omfg.
Okay, so I’m one of the few (that I can find) people that responded to your part of that post in particular. Let’s start a discussion. What about my response was repulsive? What would you propose as an alternate solution?
1. Literally everything.
Okay, see, that’s not how a discussion works. You don’t get to say “literally everything” I said was offensive and then not cite how or why it was.
2. Stop being concerned that Nazis are being used as representations of evil
I think you’re confused here. I’m not concerned that Nazis themselves are being used as representations of evil. I’m fine with that. Nazis were one of the most evil, mass-spread groups of recent memory, and their influence still plagues us today. No argument there.
What I’m concerned about is when people start moralizing dehumanization because “they did it first” or “they did really awful things”. Both of those facts may be true, but that does not take away from the fact that dehumanization is inherently evil, and has directly led to the same kind of behavior that made genocides “morally acceptable” in the first place.
and focus on eliminating past and present antisemitism that dehumanizes and incites others to harm Jewish people.
I’m not an activist. I make no claims to be. I’m some queer with a blog that occasionally posts things on the internet. I don’t spend all my time devoted to defending Nazis on the internet or some shit, not that I’m saying you ever claimed I did, because I just don’t have time for that.
I address inequality, racism, homophobia and other anti-queer attitudes as I see them and as I feel qualified to address them. I addressed what I saw as a harmful and potentially dangerous attitude on a public forum, I cited my reasons why I thought it was potentially dangerous, and why I believe that people should fight against dehumanization in all forms.
And honestly, if you think that dehumanizing any group is okay, you honestly make me nervous.