Katherine Cross describes herself as a “Sociologist, Transfeminist, Gaming Critic, Opera-loving slug matron, and itinerant Valkyrie.” How wonderful. She also advocates for violence in a blog essay entitled, “Why Punching Nazis Is Not Only Ethical, But Imperative.”
You can read the essay for yourself, but it essentially boils down to this: To prevent Nazis from taking over the United States and putting everyone else in concentration camps, we have a moral duty to punch them because that will prevent them from taking over.
It’s remarkable how a “sociologist” can so easily cede the moral high ground to neo-nazis, of all people. For the glaring fact that stares us all in the face is this – the one who is calling for acts of violence in order to censor speech is……Katherine Cross (along with other far Left extremists, like atheist activist Dan Arel).
Of course, there is where the “end justifies the means” approach itself typically ends. Censorship and physical violence (the means) are justified to thwart the Coming Dystopia (the end). Yet, once we have made reason a slave to our fears, and find ourselves traveling down this road, one has to wonder where it all stops.
For one thing, extreme Leftists like Cross have a long habit of labeling anyone who disagrees with their ideology as “Nazis.” Thus, we have a built in argument for physically assaulting anyone whom Cross and her ilk perceive to be like Nazis.
And why stop with punching. Why not “shoot a Nazi?” The very same ends-justify-the-means argument used to rationalize punching would work nicely with shooting Nazis. What’s that you say? Too extreme? Hmmmm. Okay, okay, why not just “stab a Nazi?”