Not just for you Wabbit, but it seems like a good jumping off point that I think worthy of discussion.
It’s been a long standing argument. Heinous points of view and the person that made them were often accepted at BY and now at CBT as long as the person was “civil”.
I think the only person that’s made it clear that heinous points of view should be shunned has been Billdo.
We often welcomed, and more often tolerated, the Deport Liberals and Jeff Hansen’s of the internet troll world at these common boards. Often treated them as friends and oohed and awed over small personal things they’d share, professional, academic or even new family members.
I personally have never understood this at these boards. When someone “trolls” the same misogynistic, racist, and other disgusting points of view for year on end…is it possible it’s not a troll? It is who they are. Trump has kids and grandkids, does that make him less disgusting?
I want to understand why reasonable people accept, welcome or tolerate these kinds of individuals among us.