I’m just asking you to try to see how these things look from across the aisle.
You said they said things that can be construed as advocating for violence. Presumably, some people do not construe the statements that way. I’m asking you to consider things from the perspective of those people.
It’s simply a fact that a lot of people are suspicious of left wing politics, and when left wing protests get violent and then left wing people justify that violence, they become more suspicious.
Morally, you could be entirely in the right. I don’t really want to argue morals because there is no rock to stand on in those debates. But in terms of tactics this sort of stuff is very counterproductive if you’re trying to win people to your side.
I think you mean “tenuous”.
Fight strenuously, but not dirty. Fight strenuously, but fairly. Otherwise, you’re no longer the good guy. Seems reasonable enough to me.
I’m sorry. That wasn’t my intention. What specifically strikes you as talking down so I can avoid in the future?