Compliance Is Violence

They go low, we go high. You’ve probably heard that a million times, am I right? But what do they actually mean? Of course, there’s the implied meaning of taking the “high road” and not “stooping” to their level, but who are they?

The alt right (alt right is literally just another phrase for neo nazi, see the subreddit for verification), the fascists, the white supremacists.

Sure, taking the high road is an option in most normal situations, but our current political climate is not a normal situation.

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“Nice people made the best nazis. My Mom grew up next to them. They got along, refused to make waves, looked the other way when things got ugly and focused on happier things than ‘politics.’ They were lovely people who turned their heads as their neighbors were dragged away. You know who weren’t nice people? Resisters.” -Naomi Shulman

Democrats are now saying that they can “work with Trump,” or approach his presidency with an open mind. (just one example) This is not how you deal with fascists, and for all intents and purposes, Trump’s entire campaign has been about introducing full-on fascism to the United States. Don’t believe me? Have you seen all the news surrounding his appointment of white supremacist Stephen Bannon? Maybe you haven’t been listening to his entire campaign pre-election that involves deporting millions of people, having Muslim immigrants sign up in a database, or the fact that his vice president, Mike Pence, once was or is an advocate of conversion therapy.

And let’s not forget that a white supremacist’s views extend across all minority demographics, targeting people of color first and foremost.

What is fascism?

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And, aside from all the white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, you absolutely cannot tell me that you haven’t seen Trump violently opposing any press that speaks ill of him, I mean, just look at his own tweets from today (11/16/2016):

You can no longer tell me, with a completely straight face, that Donald Trump is not a fascist coming into power in this country.

So what do you do? You resist. You cannot play nice with fascism, because that only opens the door for it. That’s how we got here in the first place. Being nice, taking the high road, it is actions like these that get people hurt, or even killed. You cannot turn the other cheek, you cannot work with fascists.

You must resist.

Anything else is complicit. Complacency and cooperation is dangerous and I implore anyone pushing such a narrative to reconsider what you’re saying.

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