We have an interesting readership over here.
Anti-fascist and anti-racist organizers are regularly interacting with us here, sharing news stories that are relevant, as well as things like fundraising projects. This is a great way of meeting anti-fascist organizers internationally who are doing amazing work that we are proud to be associated with.
Then there are the other readers.
We have been regularly linked to by radical right-wing publications like The Right Stuff, The Daily Shoah, and Attack the System. Through this, we have gotten a stream of comments, well several hundred, that are just blatant retreads of the racist vile that they enjoy over at their HBD comments threads and Dark Enlightenment message boards. We are regularly accused of being “cultural Marxists,” a term that no one uses but them to describe something that doesn’t exist. We often get notes from email addresses like FuckOff@Youreakike.com. On a daily basis we get entire thesis’, often running several pages long, that go into bizarre conspiracy theories about Jews, explaining how we have an obligation to publish that people of color are “degenerate,” and obscure blogs that outline bizarre readings of evolutionary science. Plainly put: we get traffic, ever day, on a pretty huge scale, of fringe wing nuts and racists.
The most common claim though, after they notice their comment never appeared, is that we are censoring them. You’re absolutely fucking right.
We have no interest in what you think you are owed, what you think we should be doing, or what you think is important for people to know. The most basic principle of Antifa organizing is “No Platform.” What this means is that we intend to not allow you into our communities. To not allow you to organize. To not allow you to publish. To not allow you to speak. We are determined to silence you in any way possible.
So, why would you think that we would allow your delusional rants on our site? Feel free to keep commenting, and we will continue to delete your comments and ignore you. Perhaps someday we will publish a “best of” set of snippets of the most bizarre claims and accusations, but until you hit our Funniest Home Videos tribute, you will continue to be silenced. We would never support state censorship as we know that when the political tides turn it could easily be imposed on us, but we certainly support the right of a community to suppress you and your ideas at every turn.
If that means that we have to keep deleting your comments every morning, then so be it.
3 thoughts on “Why We Delete The Comments of Racists and Neo-Nazis”
I kind of wish you’d let them comment, cause its kind of funny
Yeah, some of them are way longer than the article they are commenting on. And like a Beautiful Mind kind of delusional conspiracy. We imagine them drawing spirals on their walls with a picture of a Jewish person in the middle.
I really enjoyed the comments on that article you wrote about the Cuckservatives. I wished that there’d been more comments in reply to the open letter.