Here on mastodon there's always been the offer the top comments line : if you disagree with me you're a fascist and a nazi and people like you should be physically attacked into silence.

Then gab is going to join and proud open federation turns into demands for censorship, and I think : well they called me, someone who disagrees with everything that nazis and fascists stand for, a nazi and a fascist. This is certainly just more of the same : a desire for an echo chamber instead of the open web that's been nearly lost.

Now gab has joined and I'm wondering whether it's in effect not much more than a shelter for trolls who want to spam threads with garbage.

On the one hand people want to use open tools to shut down others through mandate and defederation, in the other side, is it going to be a group who wants to shut down others by shouting over them?

We need more like qoto: the desire to treat others with excellence while having and discussing different ideas.

"Fascist" and "anti fascism" get thrown around a lot, and I feel like people aren't using the same definition, or maybe don't even know the definition. CW for length Show more

RT @Timcast@twitter.com
This is why they keep calling everyone "far right"
The right barely moved and the left has gone off the rails

Einen -Plan zur der europäischen Völker gibt es nicht.

Jedoch gibt es sehr wohl einen Kalergi-!

Und Rassismus darf nicht toleriert werden! Oder?! Meine Forderung: sollte den Kalergi-Preis umgehend zurückgeben.

rsnitsch.wordpress.com/2019/03

Ein bisschen Spaß muss sein:

Wenn Axel Voss über KI redet hat er Folgendes im Sinn.

Unsere Regierung ist eine einzige Schande:

BILLY SIX – zwischen Einzelhaft & Heuchelei | Die Schande der Bundesregierung

youtube.com/watch?v=YG8T1iRJBK

Dear feminists and white knights:

Please stop propagating this obvious bullshit about women being "underrepresented" (e.g. in tech/IT).

The concept of underrepresentation is completely flawed because it does not take into account biological differences, but instead assumes a completely false worldview of "men and women are equal" which goes counter to loads of biological, evolutionary and psychological evidence.

They're NOT at all equal, and we should instead celebrate these differences. I mean: Diversity is our strength, right?!

Men and women are not at all equal, but they're equally valuable to society.

Thank you.

#Privacy? I don't have anything to hide.

> Over the last 16 months, as I've debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.

-- Glenn Greenwald in Why privacy matters - TED Talk #quotes #infosec

There's nothing racist about having a specific skin colour or being from a specific nationality. There is however something racist about having specific views about people having a specific skin colour or being from a specific nationality.

Perfectly sums up the lesson the vast majority of people on the left end of the political spectrum in english speaking countries desperately need to learn.

I have to say, as much as I despise trump I have to give him credit for doing one very important thing. He has lowered taxes for everyone. While i may not agree with how he redistributes the money I absolutely agree with lowering taxes on all brackets.

@Surasanji Okay, but you should reconsider portraying blacks as your "brothers" in this ... situation. Blacks are actually more likely to be hard-core anti-semitics than whites:
- jewishvirtuallibrary.org/adl-s
- Even the Washington Post seems to have reported about this, but it's behind the paywall: washingtonpost.com/news/volokh

On a sidenote: Just consider how Israel treats immigrants from Africa. Do you believe that blacks are not aware of this?

And mind you... last year a german jew prominently claimed that everybody in his jewish community reports basically the same thing: Antisemitism in Germany almost exclusively comes from muslims (i.e. "immigrants"). German article about this: nzz.ch/feuilleton/der-historik

He said, the official german crime statistics are in fact extremely misleading in this, because they associate most antisemitic acts with a right-wing motivation automatically. Ok, this might be a german peculiarity, but anyway.

I tried to verify/falsify his claims and I found the following: Two studies in the recent years asked jews about the antisemitism they experienced. One came from the German university of Bielefeld [1], another was funded by the European Union [2]. They also asked which "group" of people the perpetrators belong to. Most antisemitic acts were attributed to muslims. For example, in the German study, verbal antisemitism was attributed in 62% of all cases to muslims, and 81% of the physical violence (!) was attributed to them. Please consider that muslims are only 6% of the population in Germany. So, they are dozens, even hundreds of times more likely to be hard-core antisemitics than any other group.

The EU study reported similar results. 41% of the perpetrators were identified as muslims. Unfortunately they 41% includes all forms of violence (online hate speech, real hate speech in person and physical violence). I bet that - in line with the Bielefeld study - the muslim overrepresentation is even more pronounced in regard to physical violence against jews.

And now please don't repeat this - by all means of respect - bull***t about "it's not all immigrants". If 60-80% of all antisemitism (from the perspective of the victims!) comes from a small minority immigrant group, then you can and should say: Yep, it's mostly immigrants. Everything else is just misleading, hypocritical and extremely unfair towards the european/white majority.

In light of this data, my conclusion is that the increasing antisemitism in europe almost exclusively comes from immigrant groups. To be fair, not all immigrant groups. It's actually only the muslim immigrant group.

[1] Bielefeld study: uni-bielefeld.de/ikg/daten/JuP
Look at page 21 for the perpetrator table.
[2] EU study: fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2
Look at page 54 for the perpetrator table.

@Surasanji
Quote: "(...) because we know what can happen when a people are treated as second class. To the White People/WASPY Majority we are exactly the same."

Yeah yeah, it's all the fault of the evil people with white skin color. Generalized condescending statements like this are the reason why I unfollowed you recently. It's hypocritical. If someone would talk in a similar (generalizing) manner about jews or blacks, you would be outraged immediately.

You don't even recognize your own racism in this anymore, do you?

But hey, it's only ever racism when it's directed against non-whites, right?!

I'm really getting tired of this attitude. It's time for white people to speak up against this insane racism that always portrays white people as the only ones that are (or can be) racist. Blacks and jews are (or can be) racists just as well.

Die Lösung, wie von mir schon wiederholt empfohlen: Ganz unterschiedliche #Informationsquellen nutzen --> #MainstreamMedien UND #AlternativMedien. Nur so kann man sich der Wahrheit gut annähern.
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