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    applegrove (87,562 posts) Trump supporters are furious that a knitting website took a stand on white supremacy

    Trump supporters are furious that a knitting website took a stand on white supremacy



    The knitting forum that boasts over 8 million users says hate won't be tolerated on its site anymore.

    URIE DVOROZNIAK at Salon

    https://www.salon.com/2019/06/24/tru...ite-supremacy/

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    Neither theory has basis in Ravelry's own narrative, though, as in their announcement, the site’s adminspointed towards a similar decision by roleplaying game hub forum RPGNet in October of 2018. Ravelry said that their new policy was "inspired" by RPGNet, who announced that they would ban all support of Donald Trump on their forums. Their policies and Ravelry's new policies are almost entirely the same, but with some minor different phrasing. RPG.comexplains their reasoning as so:

    This is because [Trump’s] public comments, policies, and the makeup of his administration are so wholly incompatible with our values that formal political neutrality is not tenable. We can be welcoming to (for example) persons of every ethnicity who want to talk about games, or we can allow support for open white supremacy. Not both.

    Accusations of racism and white supremacy aren't new in either the roleplaying game world or the knitting world. The knitting demographic has become younger, though, as knitter Jaya Saxena writes in a Vox article titled “The knitting community is reckoning with racism,” the demographic is still largely white women of all ages (a demographic that Trump won by a slim margin in the last election).

    Other knitters say that knitting has always been political. Twitter user Samuel West replies to the Tweet of Ravelry's announcement with an image of knitters marching with a quiltwork knit banner saying "East London knitters say balls to Trump."

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    The article also mentions how the 'pussy hats' were knitted too.

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    Jack*sses are hyped up about this. They're all in agreement. I say let them have it.

    They oh so righteously think they are demeaning those who support President Trump. They think they've WON!!1!

    What the idiots don't know -or don't care- that they are congratulating each other for making the words "white supremacy" to have no more meaning than accusations of "racism ".

    The jack*sses can use those accusations as political weapons...........but then that's all it is........political.............words to throw at those who dare to take their power and not treat them with the entitlement they think they deserve.
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    2. Good! Let them create GabRavelry.com for all your Klan and German-American Volksbund needs.

    They are moving to that gab.com website for all their unfiltered hate.

    Perhaps create GabRavelry.com or a gab.com subdomain like GabRavelry.gab.com
    To JACK*SSES everything is political. "Fuck Trump" patterns are OK. Simply saying that you admire President Trump is not allowed.

    Democrats/liberals are the fascists they claim Republican's are.
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    3. Glad to see this

    I have a sister in law who is a real trump humper. I think her main thing is embroidery but maybe there’s some cross over. Both her and my brother voted for Trump. At least my brother has woken up and now hates him. He can’t understand how she’s still a big supporter. I can guess, she’s from, where I grew up, a fairly wealthy (white) family. They’re pretty well off now, but at least my brother came from humble roots and worked his ass off. First one in the family to get a college degree, became a doctor, etc. I’ve always considered her a silver spooner.
    Liberals are divorced from reality and they think it's great. When you live in la la land you're never wrong, it's always the other person/groups fault and you can believe what you want to believe and call it 'truth'.
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    Love that thread. Surely Trump is legs and has toast if the knitting community has turned against him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Love that thread. Surely Trump is legs and has toast if the knitting community has turned against him.

    is this the same knitting community that was so proud of the pink pussy hats they knitted?
    "Even if Trump didn't pay Russian hookers to pee on one another to defile a bed the Obamas once slept on it sounds like something he would do and that's all that matters." DemocratSinceBirth, Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:32 AM

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    Dozens of better websites than that have cut their own throats this century.

    They become echo-chambers... and soon only the admins end-up posting anything. A newbie shows-up and decides they don't wanna respond to 5-day-old topics.
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    Mercy! Just can't resist this old saying.

    This foolish knitting website ...

    Should "tend to their knitting" and leave politics out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    is this the same knitting community that was so proud of the pink pussy hats they knitted?
    No clue. Knitting sites are not my expertise.
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    Why would I be upset about a website I've never heard of before this not allowing support for President Trump be shown on their forums?
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    The web site isn't so much making a statement about white supremacy as it is against Trump. White supremacy is just the excuse they dug up so it would seem like they have a reason for hating Trump. I believe they don't care one way or the other, they just wanted to drum up business for the site.
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    I'm a knitter and have been a member of Ravelry for years. I use the site to find knitting patterns. I won't quit the site, since I don't care about their politics. But, my prediction is that a lot of knitters who have just been falsely labeled "white supremacists" will react in the same way people who were called "deplorables" reacted in 2016. This will probably bring out the knitting Trump voters en masse in 2020.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    is this the same knitting community that was so proud of the pink pussy hats they knitted?
    They might or might not, but Ravelry does have a pattern for such a hat.

    Ravelry needs to be taught the "Get woke, go broke" lesson by its users who support Trump and/or free speech.
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