Let me clarify some things, since evidently in your absolutely insane paranoia for the horrific crime of disagreeing with you politically, you've assumed I'm seriously some kind of psychotic terroristic monster;>1.
I believe in human rights, to apply to ALL
humans, regardless of race, sex, religion, orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, sanity, or absolutely anything else.
It doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter what you believe.EVERYONE
gets human rights.
That includes the black man down the street.
That includes the MTF woman in the office.
That includes the imam on the corner.
That includes the fascist at the store.EVERYONE
gets basic human rights.
As I see rights, to put it simplistically as possible, people should be left alone so long as they are not DIRECTLY
harming anyone else.
I don't consider saying a mean word harmful. I don't consider kissing your partner in public to be harmful. I don't consider spouting your ideology to be harmful. I don't consider going through transition surgery harmful.
As long as you are not directly
hurting me, I do not care.
You can do you.>2.
I believe people should be free to do absolutely whatever they desire to, so long as it doesn't interfere directly with others. It doesn't matter who you are. EVERYONE
gets this right. If it makes you happy, you should be allowed to do it.
I'm a bit of an extremist in this regard, as I am to the point where I think suicide is your choice completely.
Do I think it's healthy? Obviously not.
But that doesn't matter, that's your right, and there is no moral question whatsoever to me. You own yourself in much the same way you own a vase you bought with your money. If you want to smash that, I have no right to say anything otherwise.
If someone wants to do what makes them happy, that is their right to do, absolutely.
It doesn't matter what it is. As long as it isn't directly harming anyone else, they should be free to do it.>3.
Empathy and understanding is not restricted to people I agree with. Nor is it restricted to people whom I consider morally good.
I can empathize with people I find morally repugnant.
I certainly have no issue empathizing with someone afraid of another person who advocates harm to those of that someone's group, whatever that may be.
There is nothing at all blocking this.>4.
My stance on identity is that it should not matter.
Not that people should be prevented from doing what they desire to do, what makes them happy, or what they choose to do.
Just that it should not matter.
I just, simply, believe that identity doesn't do anything to determine who you are. That's it.
I think you shouldn't be judged in any capacity for your identity.
I think that pride in something that doesn't matter and doesn't change you and is neutral in every way is dumb.
This is more because I think you're the guy from >>8964
who's evidently still held a major grudge, but...
I do not believe anyone who disagrees with me is a monster just because they disagree with me.
Disagreement holds no bearing on that matter.
Disagreement is irrelevant to that matter.
The standard for someone to be a 'monster' in my mind is specific to a violation of rights, while being well aware of it, and not caring.
Frankly, I tend to limit it to actions taken in the real, rather than even advocates of such things, as I find people talk a lot online about things they wouldn't actually do in reality, not just due to social consequences, but because morality is often easy said, harder done, when it comes to actually doing it without empathizing with the pain you cause.
I do not tend to bandy around claims of people being monstrous or evil or such sweeping things. I rarely have enough information to make such a claim.
I do not believe anyone is subhuman, either.
As stated, I put no value in identity, as a whole. No group of people is better than another due to such arbitrary characteristics.
Nobody is inferior to me, or the rest of humanity, by virtue of anything like that.
And given how large a scope humanity is, and what all the past holds, I frankly do not see merit in ascribing humanity by morality, either. A murderer's just as human as any of the rest of us.
Moreover, I find such statements to be rather excusive. As if to say "The depravity of humanity does not matter, because I've defined away the problem".
Humanity has flaws. Defining them away is dumb. Just accept it, so that we can fix it.
Nobody is subhuman, as a result. I do not use such terminology, as I do not believe in such terminology.>0.
I hope that explains things.
You've seemed to assume a lot about me that just plain is not true.
I have no idea why. And it's altogether unpleasant when someone accuses you of such horrible things as you seem to pin to me, without a single citation or quote to justify it.
I feel as though you looked at my "side" and said "Well, he's in X group, so he's guilty of all the crimes I ascribe to X".
This is obviously a terrible way to conduct yourself, actively harmful to others, shuts down dialogue, and, ironically, proves my point as it pertains to identity and its uselessness.
I would ask that you please judge me by what I actually say
rather than the things you assume I believe. I have tried to extend that courtesy to you, but you do not appear to have even attempted to do so with me.
In the off chance the thread ends up deleted as you had requested, for the sake of clarity, here's an archive link to it. https://archive.is/9hVSo
It was brought up by you, so I think it only fair I make sure to preserve the relevant evidence of that particular matter, as I'm sure you have a different perspective of what occurred than I do.