Welcome to the Regressive Left in the Trump era: no “safe spaces” for those you oppose

Why Evolution Is True

I was saddened to hear about the violence in D.C. this weekend, with over 100 people arrested and substantial damage to property.  If a march is to succeed, it should be nonviolent, as was the case with the civil rights and Vietnam marches in the Sixties (yes, I know there was some violence).  If the Left is to keep the moral high ground, we simply can’t go around physically attacking those whose views we don’t like. In fact it’s ironic, because when progressives do this, they’re implicitly denying someone a REAL safe space: a space to be free to express your opinions and remain physically safe. “Safety” refers to freedom from physical attack or illegal harassment, not to freedom from hearing views you don’t like.

As a conscientious objector, I’ve always adhered to the nonviolent philosophies of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, for if you start violence, you lose credibility.


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  1. The entire American political system seems to be on fire. You see it to a degree in other countries, but the degree that American politics is ripping itself apart is astonishing. I’m actually surprised at this point that the violence hasn’t been worse to be honest. But I cannot believe that someone like Dan Arel is excusing this kind of behavior. There is simply no excuse for it.

    I’ll be heading into the States in a few months. I’m feeling a bit of trepidation about crossing the border this time around, and what I’ll find on the other side when I do.


  2. It’s possible a certain degree of violence among men should be considered free speech. Men scrap and then carry on as friends. Small scale physical confrontation among men is a type of expression and it some cases is completely fine


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