I think this comment is incredibly off-base. You need to factor in all the Right evangelicals who actually pretty much hate or will not accept gay people and LGBTQ plus people as real people. Add in the machismo of a sexist worldview, and you get loads of violence and repression. Policies against such people have an impact that is anti-human rights.

This analysis is written from the perspective of someone who actually does not have to deal with racism or marginalization, racial violence, sexist violence, nor discrimination.

These are all very real “attacks” from “the Right” — which appears to now openly include Nazis, Proud Boys, and white nationalists if the last five years is any indication at all. There is much more “social violence” (although I do not know actually what you mean by this phrase. I mean actual, physical violence, as seen at the Capitol) in this arena than you seem to be aware of.

Every right that we have won — from women’s rights to black freedom & voting rights to the American Indian movement … Every single one! has been after a fight and struggle against the “right” and conservativism.

This comment lacks any historical context and ignores history itself. It seems to come from a position of tremendous privilege.



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