i’ve been more active on deviantArt since april & i’ve had a while to take in the sights, so to speak. you’ll find that anything touched by humans can & will have more unpleasant aspects of the kinds of ppl who exist. talking about those fascists & the fascist-adjacent who love them. if you find yourself wanting to object to being ~mean~ to them (whatever wording you choose) consider the ‘paradox of tolerance’ (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance) [before rejecting the wikipedia link, consider that the concept has been around longer than the internet itself, so] but the paradox of tolerance states ‘if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually seized or destroyed by the intolerant’. we don’t live in a fair world (some might call it “sin” though that is often synonymous with aspects of human nature) & power imbalances can & do exist. to me i see this translating to ppl being willing to listen to fascists & the fascist-adjacent, groups that historically face little danger in their day-to-day lives plus can & do actively seek to harm marginalized ppl, at the expense of whole swathes of marginalized ppl, groups who face discrimination, abuse, harassment, injury, & even death much more frequently than those other bozos i just mentioned. you know you need to brush up on your history if someone with learning disabilities seems to grasp the concept better than you. actually that’s kind of self depreciating ableism, huh :-( still gotta get that out of my system
but the point is, there are all kinds of ppl on deviantart & i’ve come across genuinely & potentially dangerous ppl full of hate & a strong dislike of being told they’re wrong (NTs / https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotypical/ should try being able to admit when they’re wrong. it seems unhealthy to not do so) i don’t like being wrong but i am wrong at times! it’s an opportunity to grow & learn (-: [Gandalf voice] embrace it, you fool!
good thing it’s free to block ppl. they often have many ‘dogwhistles'(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog-whistle_politics) on their pages & in their comments. i would list some but i’m already nervous at the keywords already in this post. they are a hellishly abusive lot, they are
i’m going to continue watching Legion now~
but yeah, i’ll add this here like i did on my most recent stamp on dA: as always i’m willing to discuss these sensitive topics as long as you’re respectful & not looking to inflict abuse :^)