Here’s an adorable little bit of propaganda that’s being passed around on one of the harasser hashtags.
(Link to Storify for browsers where the embedding doesn’t work.)
Notice how it never comes out and says that Greg, I, or Amanda are incorrect about any of the things we said. Notice how it doesn’t actually make the argument out loud that the leaders of organizations that claim to represent us, to which we donate our time and our money, should be allowed to run those organizations with no accountability. Note how it never explicitly says that we’re a political coalition with state power engaging in serial genocide. Note how it never puts in words the idea that we’re hiding in some safe place at some safe distance in order to take out our targets.
That’s because those ideas are stupid.
That’s because those arguments are grossly inflammatory in an atmosphere that already includes harassment and threats.
Damion Reinhardt doesn’t say any of those things because then people would be able to quote him on them. He just puts them in pictures and whistles at the ceiling.
Damion, we’re not stupid. We know, however, that your target audience is all too ready to buy the crap arguments you won’t even put into bald words. They’re already calling themselves “brave heroes” for opposing us. We will hold you responsible for what they do with those arguments.