Tactics of the radical left

Sep 2017
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Massachusetts
#5
It's not enough to just shout down those you disagree with, let's pressure all manner of companies to deny service under penalty of boycott. Sounds a lot like fascism.

Boycotts have questionable effectiveness, so I'm not sure they're worth the effort. But there's nothing morally or ethically wrong with refusing to do business with economic enterprises as a way to try to get them to act the way you'd like. And sometimes, it does work. Think, for example, of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
 
Apr 2019
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1,181
Southeast
#9
Boycotts have questionable effectiveness, so I'm not sure they're worth the effort. But there's nothing morally or ethically wrong with refusing to do business with economic enterprises as a way to try to get them to act the way you'd like. And sometimes, it does work. Think, for example, of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
This is purely about targeting groups and people over politics. Such actions should not be remotely considered in a free country. Kinda apples to oranges there.
 
Nov 2016
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8,510
USA
#10
Just hide all discrimination behind that facade. Just slap that label on anyone with different opinions and feel fully and morally justified to try and destroy their lives.

Painting people as evil and threats is a way to dehumanize them and justify your own evils.
And what exactly are you and your ilk doing when you brand us as traitors and assault (eg tv cameraman at trump rally and a MAGA hat wearer almost severing someone’s hand with a sword, plus the murder of Heather Heyer) people perceived to be the enemy? Can you truthfully say that you (plural, not just you personally) have never called for boycotting businesses for political reasons?

Good grief.