feeling like a broken record but uh fuck "hate crimes" and hate crime legislation, and fuck "hate" as a framework through which to understand racism, homophobia, transphobia, or other modes of reactionary, violent and otherwise oppressive belief + attendant action
actual racists, bigots and authoritarians who earnestly deny that they're acting out of any sort of subjective feeling of hatred
leftists who see the structural benefits the former group are getting and the really convenient selective ignorance and doublethink it leads to, and know they're not lying
"they're not 'hate' crimes"
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