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b) Not sure if my answer is good enough, but I would like to at least try. (And I don't know the answers to a and c because I'm stupid.)I still haven't received a real answer to any of my posts and I doubt I will get one after whatever happened on the last few pages so:
Can someone clarify the whole "the left needs to stop calling people bigots" thing? I'm struggling to figure out the following things:
a) Is this a factual or strategic argument?
b) If it is factual, what exactly are the false claims being made about people who apparently are not bigots but do act like bigots?
c) If it is strategic, do you really think pretending that people aren't bigots will do anything do stop bigotry?
The version that makes sense to me is "you can't stop hate but you can sweep it under the carpet to get votes and make policy that leads to long term improvements" but I feel like that's not what most people are actually saying.
There are surely people on voted for Trump due to financial consideration instead of the "build that wall" business. But it seems to me that pretty much all the media in USA and UK are labeling people who voted for Trump bigots, regardless of their reasons.