Because that Charlottesville thread is such an unholy mess, my observations here:
You can tell a lot about someone by whom he says it’s okay to punch.
You can tell lot about a person by whether he thinks mere expression of an opinion justifies a punching.
Anyone who says “I support free speech, but…” does not in fact support, or even necessarily understand, free speech.
Anyone with a double standard on free speech is likely to have a double standard on violence as well.
It’s because of this kind of hypocritical bullshit that we have a Thug Culture thread, and also a Real Basket of Deplorables thread.
Finally, this may be enlightening:
It’s yet another manufactured moral panic. We need to keep having these until everyone wises up and stops taking the bait.