I'm also curious how the recent march in march protests were labeled as civilized purely because they didn't have any arrests or physical altercations. I've seen people label them as peaceful and applaud that they were good protests because they were "civilized". Yet they had Nazi insignia, they had defamatory comments, they had sexist comment, they had crude pictorials.There is much more, but the people against Abbott only had positive to remark about them.
I certainly wouldn't depict the images that I saw as a civilized protest. (FTR I wouldn't portray the images I saw including the " ditch the witch" etc banners as civilized either).
For me, this is akin to saying an abuser is not abusing as long as that person is not arrested or subject to physical abuse... Emotional abuse is ok?
ETA: as a survivor of abuse myself, I really struggle how any derogatory signs, slogans, whatever are ever deemed ok. I seriously don't get why its ok to defame any person and particularly in such a public manner. But in this thread I only read how people were happy that people were able to voice their hate of the government.
I can think of many ways to voice my dissatisfaction of the government and none of them are equivocal to what I saw.
I've sat on this post watching for a couple of days to see responses, yet the way I've seen posters say it was civilized has made me think there are so many double standards.
Does anyone else see the dichotomy?