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more seriously who defines popular ? Dangerous ground I feel
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I'm fine with calling it bigotry if you like. The KKK is a lawful organization. So are the Hells Angels, the Outlaws, the Hammerskins, that group of pedophiles (the name escapes me currently) that is always talking about the way they are discriminated against like gays were previously, and any number of other groups.  Surely no one is suggesting that it's okay to discriminate against a whole group because some of the members may engage in illegal activities?
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David, I see no evidence of a secret Marxist world government. I see reason and forward-thinking taking a leading role in the world, and then being pushed back against by populists with regressive, conservative authoritarian agendas.

I also see the people who should be unquestionable good guys using the shout-down tactics of the racial conflicts of the previous and current centuries, because that's today's language of protest. I don't think it's good, but it might be necessary to get the point across after decades of being shouted down and ridiculed in their turn.

In my opinion, stupidity is social small pox; there's no good side, it gets nothing done but reducing the population, usually of those without the means to rid themselves of it, it has been weaponised by unscrupulous powers that seek political and social domination, and  it is much harder to wipe out than any disease should be.


EDIT: Just noticed I missed the previous two posts.

I discriminate based on the individual's behaviour, not the group to which they belong. As pointed out, I would probably need to see them in costume to be able to tell a klansman on sight, and unless they were dressed to protest, I would probably only be able to tell a neo-nazi by visible tattoos. Also, I would differentiate between a group one decides to join versus a demographic one is born in to, although if the demographic one is born in to was one that encouraged behaviour that I would not permit on my property, the distinction would be moot.

As to legality, there's lots of toxic shit that's legal. Some of it is literal toxic product for sale, while some are toxic ideologies. I think we'd be better off if it was illegal to poison society at all.
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