Toward flecked 014, Clouds in your Covfefe?

“Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.”
Celestia by nights-krill
Celestia by nights-krill

“I feel the need to punch Nazis like I was Captain America,” boasts a friend on Facebook after he changed his profile picture to the character.

My friend habitually reacts this way, so I responded, “No, you’re thinking violence is the answer to a perceived injustice which has nothing to do with you,” and Cadence, no longer a Brony page, had this to say:

“Incoming post about punching Nazis, feel free to skip over if you’re not interested:

My main problem with this ‘Punching Nazis is always okay’ idea is that anyone can label anyone a Nazi and they can be assaulted.

It happened before, and it’s going to happen again

There’s a video on Youtube of a guy going up to some protesters to ask them questions (not to antagonize but to hear their point of view). The protestor girl takes offense at something he says, and loudly calls him a Nazi. Some dude comes from off-camera and says ‘Wait, who’s a Nazi?’ The girl points at the cameraman and the guy turns and punches the cameraman in the face.

I really don’t like this, because it can reach a point where anyone can label someone they disagree with a Nazi, and now someone (like the guy in the video) will just up and punch them.

Who determines whom is an actual Nazi?

You?
Me?
The person holding the sign, who calls someone who doesn’t share their point of view a Nazi?

Yes, I know

The skinheads and Klan members all deserve a punch for promoting hatred and violence against others based on such petty things.

But, I’m talking more about the situation I described

Nowadays, people throw the term Nazi around very loosely. It’s used to describe people who don’t fit the definition, sometimes by people just to garner support.

‘Don’t agree with me? You’re a Nazi!’

There are lots of situations where people will be calling others Nazis, based on opinion, rather than fact.

If we make an environment where people say ‘Oh, don’t worry about that guy I just knocked out cold, he was a Nazi!’, then I see it getting very out of hand, especially in the current political environment, where everyone is clashing with everyone

I see a lot of people (on the left and right) calling others Nazis.

The right usually goes ‘Those leftists are taking away our freedom of speech! That’s no different from the Nazis!’ (‘Freedom of speech’ can refer to a number of things, depending on what’s being discussed)

The left tends to say stuff like ‘The right is a bunch of Nazis because I don’t agree with their stance on this issue.’ (‘their stance’ can vary, again, depending on the subject)

I DO agree with the idea that Nazis have absolutely no place in American society. Heck, Nazis and people who followed their belief killed my grandmother’s family in the Holocaust. I feel nothing but anger and scorn for anyone who shares the same ideas as Adolf Hitler and wishes to uphold them in today’s world.

But at the same time, I’m just questioning whether or not we should let this idea of allowing people to punch those they deem Nazis be hailed as a great thing.

Let me make it clear that I’m not defending the people who have swastikas tattooed on their bodies. I’m not saying that the skinhead with the Confederate flag flying over his house is right in his beliefs.

I’m just acknowledging the fact that there are a lot of people out there who blindly apply the term ‘Nazi’ to people they disagree with (again, NOT the skinhead racists, but people who have an opposing opinion, and not necessarily a racist one) and I’m questioning if this is a good idea.

I just don’t see it as a good thing, because it can be abused so easily.”

Charlottesville riots show media manage to make the situation worse, Anti-fascist protesters draw attention after Charlottesville.”

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These Dreams by Heart

Last night, or this morning, whenever I was last asleep, I had these repeating dreams one involved a large group gathering with a friend since elementary school and food (especially ham), and in the other I was trying to write some speech for a class and needed a video on the same cassette as a recording of an episode of ‘Walker Texas Ranger’, “The Road to Black Bayou

Thanks, but the Kansas City Royals had a double-play yesterday,
so a McDouble® is one dollar today / There‘s something out there / I can’t resist:

Jose Pepper’s and Cactus Grill-Throwback Thursday-4/20/17 All Day. Monterey Chicken Burrito – $5.99 – All Locations – Dine in or Carry Out

“‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved,
but the one whom the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:17-18)”
Unicorn Frappuccino
Unicorn Frappuccino by PixelKitties on DeviantArt

Of course, before I left this morning, I asked my father if he wanted a McDouble. He said no, but thank you. Friday is when they collect trash in our neighborhood, so I also asked if I had woke him up when I was taking out the trash last Friday morning.

“I don’t know,” he continued, “that was a long time ago, Chris.”

Being Scott Malkinson, I can only dream, “I drank Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino and now I sparkle,” analogous to New Girl and truth about her to which I have resigned myself— she was wearing her hair down yesterday then, with rubber bands she found at work, had some trouble to put it up into a ponytail.

I said to her, “There’s no hairstyle you can’t make work,” or something similar— I’ll be damned.

“Thank you,” she replied, “but these bands are going to hurt like hell when they have to come out.”

Truly, women go through such work for the sake of beauty, and I really fail to appreciate.

Would have been weird if I had made a status update without context

A second out of Phase 030

Many things are becoming twenty years ago,
like when Paul Rudd introduced us to the Super Nintendo.

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web
This is what happens on the Internet in 60 seconds

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10)”
Selfie! + Speedpaint
Selfie! + Speedpaint by Scarlet-Spectrum on DeviantArt

I don’t know, do you 029

If you like your Internet, you can keep it,’ wins the dubious Word of the Day at Dictionary.com – demassify: to break (something standardized or homogeneous) into elements that appeal to individual tastes or special interests.

I support Net neutrality, but that is not what the FCC just didCNET
“The new regulatory action by the FCC has sweeping implications for the Internet, and the price we will pay over time for this radical shift will be severe. Judge Andrew Napolitano this afternoon weighed in on new net neutrality regulations adopted today by the FCC.”

“4 Whoever says I know him but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. (1 John 2:4-6)”
Examples festival I was signed up by accidentally
Youmu | Mieharu [pixiv]

Celebratory note 056

With whom I watch anime, I have a few friends, and we finished a serial in Egocentric Universe: Rarity’s Filled Companion Book, so describes a Word of the Day at Dictionary.com – alightl: to settle or stay after descending.

‘BTOOOM!’ on Crunchyroll!
“Sakamoto Ryota still has no job at age 22, and leads a rather dull life. But in the online game, BTOOOM!, he’s stronger and more highly respected than anyone else. However, the game he’s playing now is no longer virtual, but real. He’s been sent to a deserted island with only a B.I.M supply and no clue …”

“9 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. . . . (Deuteronomy 7:9)”

6-year-old asks GM CEO to revive the Chevy El Camino
“Chevrolet hasn’t built an El Camino in almost 30 years, but the car-truck still has a dedicated following. And it’s not just old dudes.”

Boulevard Brewing Company » Boulevard Beer in Cans
Sasero decided the game to us!
Anti-Severe Escort | terabyte Terabyte [pixiv]

If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Hair

Emma Watson Cast in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’
“Emma Watson has been cast in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, the studio said on Monday.”

Microsoft gets hardware foothold as Surface, Lumia sales jump