I would have liked to make this post in the thread in question, but it was declared off topic by the mod. I considered which forum to put this in, but the Pit seems appropriate if only so people can also use this to continue the topic of how racist @ZPG_Zealot was being, without having to hold back. It definitely freed me up a bit.
She didn’t merely “use the tools of white supremacism.” She revealed, with her words, that she sees black people as inferior. Using racist slurs isn’t a rhetorical tool at all–it just reveals what you believe. It isn’t something you can just put on for a purpose.
So I don’t see how saying that you shouldn’t say the shit white supremacists say is a repudiation of the idea that all rhetorical strategies are valid. It’s not one. A better repudiation is to mention actual strategies, like, for example, lying. Lying is a rhetorical strategy, and it’s wrong. Threats of violence are a rhetorical strategy, and are wrong.
I also think that a petty squabble over what someone said in another thread is weird when facing someone flat out admitting to bigotry, like @ZPG_Zealot did. Not only was she bigoted towards black people, but she admits her own bigotry towards all men. Yet she loves to hide it behind the idea that we all have to “accept her culture”–despite every other Rom person I know saying they don’t agree with her at all.
I see no reason to see @iiandyiiii as the person to go after for his poorly considered statement in another thread, rather than @ZPG_Zealot for being such an utter bigot. Sometimes I even question if she’s really who she claims to be.