Not even outside the intro yet and we had to take a sec to encourage y'all to read @chick_in_kiev's incredible new book: Culture Warlords.

6 pages in and Talia Lavin is already powerfully capturing why uncompromising antifascist work is so essential From Culture Warlords:  [But the effect of these ideas when
One critical point she makes early on... those on the far-right are not exceptional. They do not represent some special evil. They are just people.

This is why we must not give these ideologies any space; for they will use it to spread.

Shut. It. Down.
Also appreciate the honesty from Lavin about the rage & hate this work has surfaced for her.

Another liberal myth to quash... not all hate is the same. Not all hate is bad. Sometimes it is a natural & motivating response to bigotry and violence that must be smashed to bits
The threats and vitriol that Lavin has received... it's not just because she's a Jewish woman

It is also because she is unapologetic with her work.

She's a brilliant and prolific writer who us fiercely countering their organizing. She's a badass and they know she's a threat
So all the dipshit apologists like @SamHarrisOrg who prioritize "civil discourse"... the far-right knows that this liberal platforming is the perfect gateway for them.

But neo-Nazis and fascists despise Lavin cause she fundamentally challenges their vision.

Read this book y'all
One last point (for now)... Culture Warlords should also be viewed as the essential case study that it is.

Want to better understand how to do research and fuck up far-right organizing? This is a critical example of how to infiltrate those spaces to expose and disrupt.

Get it!

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