I think banning Trump stuff is caving to the divisiveness that he chooses to promote.
MAGA is a stupid logo designed to attract the gullible, but in and of itself it isn't "white supremacy".
People like Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan... sure, ban them based on their lies, racism, etc... but banning open support for this administration is wrong.
I know people who support Trump... those people are mostly thoughtful, considerate people, they've just let their guard down and allowed themselves to be duped by stupidity. That isn't worthy of being censored.
(Side note: It is a bit like religion. I never tell anyone to not believe whatever they want to... I challenge them on what they believe, but do not censor them. I don't block religious people. In fact, my best argument to the religious is "read your holy book". Sets them off every time. With Trump it is ultimately the same, the best argument is facts. Sets of Trump fans every time.
Yes, while I believe trump and many individuals in his administration actively create and support policy that upholds traditionally white supremacist ideas and concepts, I’m not sure I can straight up draw the line that supporting him = white supremacist. Though I also see where many supporters online also engage in vile attacks on POC and that’s not even considering microagressions that do drive people away from online participation because it’s just not worth dealing with it.
Many seem to be complaining that the vile behavior can be dealt with and the rules were too broad because it sweeps up many that may not agree. And of course the argument is if you won’t take a stand- you’re complicit so you might as well agree.
Individually it’s easier to draw the line or know it’s being interpreted wrong. But when making those calls it’s easier to claim favoritism, unless the lines are clearly communicated.
It’s not an easy line to walk and often there ends up being a bunch of scorched earth.
I don’t thing trump started it though he does feed on the divisiveness. It’s been a long time brewing. White supremacy and it’s role in our society runs deep. It’s bigger than a few people and one administration.