When the populist, anti-immigrant, anti-muslim right first emerged in Holland as a major force, I spent about a year on one of their web forums, reading along and interacting, with a little distance, because I was curious. Now, 14 years later, i can predict their rhetoric in my dreams and there is nothing intriguing, instructive or interesting anymore about their ravings. As for you, specifically, I appreciate your input in some threads (like the one about the toddler and the alligator), but your thread about jo cox's assassination fell firmly in the latter category. Apologetic posts about acts of domestic terrorism aren't objectionable because they're "conservative" but because they're apologetic posts about acts of domestic terrorism.
First of all, there is a very huge difference between understanding why people act certain ways and endorsing those actions.
I didn't apologize for the murder of the British MP, I merely pointed out that it along with all of the right-wing nationalism growing in Europe is predictable.
Isn't this the progressive way? Let's understand why the black, Hispanic, Muslim (pick you favorite victim group) killed that entire family in the DC suburbs, and let's apply that understanding to his or her punishment.
I suspect that I am in favor of a punishment for the madman or vile creature who killed than poor woman, that is much harsher than any you or those who criticized me would wish.
If you or those of a like mind don't wish to appreciate that the multi-cultural based appeasement of Muslim immigrants in Europe has helped lead to a backlash, so be it. Do you really think your "side" has been 100% correct in this matter? Nothing to regret?
All the Dutch who have capitulated to Muslim immigrant demands are righteous while Pim Fortuyn and Theo Van Gough deserved to be murdered, and Geert Wilders has earned the fatwas calling for his death?
This is how morally corrupt the modern left has become: Bill Clinton was excused of his utterly clear sexual predations, BY FEMINISTS, in favor of his political leanings. Pim Fortuyn, a homosexual who denounced any number of right-wing groups was evil because of Islamaphobia.
This heinous crime https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotherham_child_sexual_exploitation_scandal
has bee largely untouched by progressives, but if there was a right-winger to blame for it this forum would have been flooded with related threads and posts.
I recognize you and a number of your confreres as very intelligent people, however I can only assume that your politics have driven you mad because there is no logical consistency. It's all the popular emotion; all the time.
As for you
(you pompous ass)
If you read my posts and find some of them rational (OK - now tell me the only one you thought was thus was the Disney alligator thread), then the "good guy" progressive response would be: "This guy has posted a number of things with which I agree, but here's one that riles me. My choice is to ask for information or condemn" And the progressive response is always: Condemn. You progressives are obsessed with condemnation.