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Growing up in The South & seeing the Klan, I was taught by white conservatives & liberals alike that the way to deal with them is to not do deals with them. Don't do business, don't let them rent, don't enable them. They'll cry. They'll scream bloody murder. But ignore them. They will still live.

HN has folks crying in tears, which is a LARGE win for the far-right, feigning tears of "its not normal". No tears. It *is* the norm how you deal w/ the extreme right.

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There is a reason why the fringe extremes of society are literally pushed to the edges of society. Alt-right and far-right do not deserve the usual courtesy that they refuse to give to others.

Crying tears to garner sympathy for this "being pushed to the fringe" has been a far-right tactic to gather support for my entire life plus 2 more generations of living memory in my family.

There's a reason there's locally-known "Klan friendly stores" & yet none are rich mega-corps.

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@cj Shunning and marginalising the Klan is the correct thing to do.

Aside from the extreme right, do you think there are other political extremists who should be marginalised?


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@mpjgregoire Great question. Not sure. I was also raised to be very cautious in how this fringe was applied - it is a balance of liberties vs illiberal ideas, the paradox of tolerance.

I am more of a reactive person than a proactive one.

Sorry, this is probably a disappointing response.

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@cj Sure, I understand why one might want to be careful answering such a question. For one thing, there's not much chance anyone will be upset by criticisms of the Klan, but some other groups have their defenders. Moreover, most other groups have more sympathetic aims.

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@cj It would be fair to me to say who I think should be pushed to the fringes: it is, in general, those who do not follow the law.

What if the law is unjust?
"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all."


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However "[o]ne who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."

Wise thoughts on when and how to disobey the law are here:

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