Glenn Greenwald

Whataboutism

The flaws and dangers in this anti-free-speech mindset are manifest, but nonetheless always worth highlighting, especially when horrific violence causes people to want to abridge civil liberties in the name of stopping it. In sum, purporting to oppose fascism by allowing the state to ban views it opposes is like purporting to oppose human rights abuses by mandating the torture of all prisoners.

– Leftist Edgelord Glenn Greenwald, August 13, 2017, defending hate speech less than 24 hours after a Neo-Nazi protestor drove into a crowd of peaceful anti-Nazi protestors, killing one and injuring many others

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