The ‘We Should Just Ignore Them’ Argument

One of the arguments I’ve seen many times over the last 72 hours goes something like this: The white supremacists are just a small, pathetic group on the fringe and we should ignore them, not give them the attention they want. Chris Cillizza of CNN offered his version:

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But Christian Picciolini, a prominent former neo-Nazi, explains why this is the worst possible response, especially in a time when these people are routinely committing acts of domestic terrorism and talking openly about fighting a second Civil War:

Ignoring them does not make them go away. It doesn’t protect society against their actions. The old cliche that sunlight is the best disinfectant got to be a cliche for a reason.

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