Punching Nazis is morally acceptable. This is about a specific form of violence against a specific group of people. It’s not a statement about violence in general, and not a statement about other forms of violence. Philosophically, I don’t need to demarcate all the points where violence is acceptable or unacceptable for it to be morally right. I mean, generally, people accept that some lies are good and some lies are bad. Some punching is good. Self-defense punching can be acceptable. Punching nazis counts too.
Here are some tweets on Nazi-punching to give further context:
if you're still having problems understanding why people are saying violent resistance against nazis is justified: https://t.co/1WP772x01y
— Sarah Nyberg (@srhbutts) January 21, 2017
This is what people don't get. Nazis aren't out today for the hell of it. They're recruiting. https://t.co/jleEtw03Tq
— Stop The Wars (@sickjew) January 21, 2017
Please read if you think we should just talk to Nazis https://t.co/HOPCURZOnw
— Kadijah Means (@SpecialKay00) January 21, 2017
— 💀Mr. Tyler Crook💀 (@MrTylerCrook) January 22, 2017
And here’s my favorite version of the meme:
Dawg…they knocked out his Sonic rings!! 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/BVE5ccAkkP
— Alex P. Keaton (@Dpzzle) January 21, 2017
Memes aren’t just dumb internet pictures. They’re the future (and present) of warfare. And the warfare goes beyond merely ideas.
The meme is spreading!
— tiny bella ☭ (@babycommie666) January 26, 2017
Oops, looked at the replies and it seems like this is a different punch from the same day as the first punch?