“You don’t enjoy petty violence on as many levels as I do”


I’ve seen lots of tweets like this today:

I don’t especially care that Richard Spencer got punched — I’m filing this incident next to that time Buzz Aldrin clocked a moon landing truther — but if you think anyone is even a tiny bit safer because Richard Spencer got punched, you’ve totally misunderstood the nature of the threat he poses. Just admit you enjoyed seeing an awful man get hit, because you’re a normal person. Don’t validate the pearl clutchers; there’s no need to carry on with the feeble attempts to find some kind of deep principled justification for this, because it’s just not that big a deal.


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