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Well, its looks like Nazis are rearing their idiotic heads on DA again and some people are calling to have that stuff taken down. Now I'm going to say why that's kind of a bad idea for a few reasons. The first reason it makes DA and its 'regular users' look like hypocrites. As long as people don't put up art or written works that depicts the usual no-nos like child porn, then it can be put up no matter how much we may hate it. If DA starts banning people for no good reason that has nothing to with Terms of Service (TOS) Violations, people on the 'outside' will begin to look at DA as a bunch of hypocrites because they will ban people for something, while troublesome, is not an actual violation.

Second and to use myself as an example. Personally I despise the pro-Communist stuff but I would never report someone just because their works are pro-Communist unless it somehow violates TOS. It would make me look anal, hateful, and petty and that's the last thing any artist and writer wants.  Also as artists and writers, we cannot in good conscious call for the banning of people or the censorship of their work just because we personally hate their ideals that don't go against DA's TOS. Frankly its a door that must never ever be opened by the users.

Finally using censorship like this against pro-Nazi works is no better than what the Nazis did when they were in power! Censorship of this kind is a weapon of tyrants like Hitler, not 'free thinking' artists and writers of Deviant Art! IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AN ARTIST AND/OR WRITER, NEVER EVER TRY TO USE THIS KIND OF CENSORSHIP AS A WEAPON!

So how are artists and writers supposed to put up with the Nazi stuff? Simple, be what you are: an artist and/or writer! If you see pro-Nazi art or essay that angers you to the point you want to try and get the work taken down and the person banned, then tap into your creative juices and make your own art or essay that reminds people of the horrors that Nazism brought. Do stuff that mocks and ridicules Nazism. Go to the work in question and 'have fun' in the Comment Section(something which I do whenever some Pro-Nazi work pops up). Show the pro-Nazis that not only do you not like their stuff, you will fight in kind as only an artist and/or writer can. Create an Anti-Nazi Group. Heck, just ignoring that crap is better than the kind of censorship people want!

Ultimately its a 'Numbers Games'. If enough artists and writers 'fight back' with their works, it will show the Nazis they are not welcome here and that we will fight with our own weapons called the Paintbrush and the Pen every time they rear their fugly little heads. Ultimately we will never give the pro-Nazis the satisfaction of seeing us use one of their weapons called Unnecessary Censorship.
So the Nazis are acting up again on DA. How I feel they should be handled.
Update - Remember where I said I 'have fun' in the Comment Sections of Pro-Nazi works? Apparently someone is thin skinned!
Quote - from eaglereich - I am NO CHILD and you are now blocked and reported for spam. Loser! - Meine Ehre HeiBt Treue.

Geeze, all I did was state the truth about Nazism in the comment section of eaglereich's piece. Something like - Remember kiddies, the Nazis lost their war. Winners aren't losers. Don't be a loser, don't be a Nazi.
Oh yeah, for those who don't know much German. Meine Ehre HeiBt Treue when translated to English means 'My honor is called fidelity.' which was the motto of Hitler's SS. . .fidelity can mean loyalty. . .so that means Nazis are loyal to the concept of losing wars.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Ah, I meet one of the men calling for a banning, a friend of mine called him a fascist... irony no? Eitherway they are such a small number that we don't have to worry about them, just bug them long enough and they'll just go away.
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Pandachan2012 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I don't agree with banning (aside from the obvious TOS violation). Free speech means putting up with speech you don't like or find offensive. Especially with politics. I wish the left would remember this.

I want people to be able to say what they believe. It makes for dialog that maybe able to change hearts & minds. If nothing else, I would want to know if someone hates me for my race, religion or politics openly rather than have them secretly back stabbing me.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Better yet: ignore the sad little fuckers completely.
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MarkSongBird Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Trolling them is so fun.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
How do you troll that which is obnoxious and absolutely sure of itself?
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MarkSongBird Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
They really hate this video[link]
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Ah, I remember this movie. Good times :D

I honestly don't see why nazis would look up to Hitler. He ruined Germany AND nazism. He lost the war because he was insane. Even if I was fucked up enough to think nazism is a good idea, I wouldn't look up to Hitler.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
The original Star Trek series episode Patterns of Force showed that even trying Nazism minus the Hitler stuff still won't work. Some ideas just can never bring anything good and Nazism is a prime example of that.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Sadly, totalitarian dictatorship can work very well, especially if you have one group of people to blame for all your ills- unite the people on hate and national pride, and what have you. Nazism will never bring any good to its people, but it can be an effective ruling method.

It's a positively loathsome thought to have, of course, but I don't think it must logically fail every time it is applied.
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Garveate Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Well said
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