I created this thread because certain prominent political leaders are, if not Nazis, at least toying with fascism in a way that is deeply troubling. And some of their followers are significant contributors to this community.
It's important that we have principles but we have to work out how much of the political spectrum we are willing to alienate when we do so.
I think that a guy who vote some conservatives just [for example] for economic reasons, but also disagree [or openly condemns] with their approach to religion, culture or LGBT+ matters etc. is not a nazi-supporter. We can't blame people for having priorities. Also we can't blame people for countervoting. It happened in my life to vote options I completely disagree with, just to support counterbalance and weaken even worse assholes.
It's harmful oversimplification to recognise only nazi-supporters and non-nazi. People pledge their support for certain political options for variety of different reasons. We can't just push any Republican supporter to shameful nazi corner
, as it would be very opressive and unfair for such individual.
If moderator encounter a situation involving [for example] a conservative and group of progressivists being pissed off because such individual voted some controversial politician, I think it's important for mod crew to elaborate if such guy shares some negative traits with the politician he supported. Maybe he voted because he prioritize one thing about the guy, but disagree with the rest? I think that in US the problem is even more evident as there are only two real options to pick from. Support for political option we completely agree with is a luxury... I think majority of us rarely have.
I think that especially now, when political scene is deeply polarized basically worldwide we should be carreful with accusations. And carreful with Banhammer of Ownage. Also "nazi" and "communist" are incredibly strong and offensive terms, but I see them used on daily basis in many different communities. That's what should stop, unless there is a strong reason.
And... Yeah, there are guys around who used to think that being gay is caused by possession of "demons of homosexuality". As much as ridiculous it sounds, I think such statements are opressive towards LGBT+ community and should be punished.