fun fact: in germany if you’re a neo nazi or own nazi regalia they arrest the absolute fuck out of you
fun fact: guess what we should do in america
Free speech is not just “speech that doesn’t bother me is okay,” people. In order for it to be actually free, you have to let everyone say what they want to, when they want to (within reason and I realize the law is flawed but that’s the gist of it). You can arrest the absolute fuck out of people with nazi regalia but that doesn’t stop them from being neo nazi. Fun fact: it doesn’t stop people in Germany from being neo nazis either, they’re just quieter about it.
If this is about the shootings, then I would like to point out that while being a nazi sympathizer is legal, killing people still isn’t. You can quietly hate a race of people all you want but actually acting on it is frowned on in pretty much every state.
Anyway, if you arrest nazis in the US because you don’t agree with their views (and I’m not saying I agree with their bullshit dumb gross views either), where does it end? Lots of people don’t agree with Christian views either, but we don’t arrest them just for being Christian.
The argument goes further, but that’s the bare bones of it.
Everyone read this, because it’s staggering just how many people don’t seem to get the basis of how free speech actually functions.