Drawing clear lines in the sand, speaking the truth, and striving against what is wrong... Is good.
Respecting your opponents as real human beings... also good.
I got the impression your "detractor" was just saying, "Yeah, fight the good fight, but keep in mind that you're fighting against real people."
@pcrock Indeed (your last point). And yet we rarely talk about the ingrained violence in the system itself. That’s where the neutral play their privilege card. By looking away from the normalised violence of a system that doesn’t see people as people and instead tone policing those who call it out. I’ve developed a short fuse for that over the years.
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