lol, its funny cause it is true.I've seen so much horrible stuff to come out of ANTIFA. What scares me is how much more common they are than literal Nazis.

@freemo It was onto something until that last panel. Tried to sneak it in there but the idea that the alt-right is not a mainstream, accepted part of the current political climate is laughable. They've infiltrated everywhere from the NYPD to the White House itself.

@letthewatersroar I think you meant racists, not lteral nazis. Dont get me wrong in many ways they are just as bad.

@freemo Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller are as close as you'll get outside of a graveyard in Berlin.

@letthewatersroar Not sure, I never looed into their track record to say if i agree or not. Did they advocate racial genocide publicly? Do they show swastikas with reverence? Have they praised hittler as a good leader? If any of that is true I'd be inclined to agree.

@freemo Sebastian Gorka was part of a literal Nazi organization.

@letthewatersroar He may be a valid example then, id have to do the research, wouldnt surprise me, the right has plenty of racism.

@freemo I'm not trying to muddy the water and suggest all the red caps are Nazis, that's ridiculous. I choose my language very carefully when it comes to these kinds of allegations but I worked for an org that was responsible for monitoring and analysing the far/extreme right online for nearly 3 years. If it takes public, recorded admissions of praising Hitler to qualify then the danger will be overlooked until it's too late.

@letthewatersroar I'm not saying there ist danger or racism. But a Nazi is a very specific thing, it is someone to is a fanboy of the third-reich and supports their ideas. Someone can be a racist who is as bad or worse than a Nazi and still not be a Nazi.

The reason i care is because recognizing this distinction is very important if the left wants to be taken seriously (something they have an issue with lately). Even if someone is legitimately wrong and racist when they are referred to as a nazi it looks immature and causes the argument to loose validity. But if we call them what they are, a disgusting racist, then at least people will listen in my expiernce.

@freemo It's a wider term than you'd think, we just append prefixes or pseudonyms to highlight the similarities in ideas. Even with the the third Reich there were differences of opinions and beliefs but they were united by certain common elements.

I don't disagree that online, especially on the hellsite, it's abused into oblivion but I think that's just a symptom for our inability to engage in political discourse. 'Nazi' is an egregious example, for sure, but one of many

@letthewatersroar Sure, If its appropriate then by all means use it. But they have to be pretty much trying to push for slavery or at least segregation before pulling ht enazi card even enters your thought process IMO.

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login:
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here:
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide:

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username] so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
Note: The account listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

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