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Old 02-19-2019, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
Not sure where to put this. Why Laurie Penny cannot be arsed to debate Steve Bannon.

No, I Will Not Debate You

Plus, being better at debating does not make you right. It just makes you better at debating.

Curation is a political choice, and so is the choice of who we allow to take lead roles in the theatre of public discourse. I say: If Bannon has to have a public platform, make him work for it. Have him stand on a stage and play the audio footage of the toddlers at the Mexican border screaming for their parents as they’re dragged away to detention. Have him answer to the mothers of children who were gunned down by police because of the color of their skin, or to the friends and family of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean. That’s not a polite thing to say. It wouldn’t be a polite thing to do. But the idea that politeness and civility is owed to anyone in a position of power is one of the great gotchas of liberal thought.
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