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The claim was made that he presented no evidence.
I counter that he did. I made a stronger case than he did, to show it more conclusively, but he still made the same claim.
Actually, you didn't notably. You provided an impetus for outside research, but that's about it.
And no he didn't. He accused the GenCon staff of condoning the behavior, not just it existing, and provided precisely zero evidence of that.
Feel free to either...
1) prove he didn't talk about the issue and link to an outside source
2) it didn't happen
3) GenCon didn't authorize these people to be there
4) Nazi's aren't racist
I need prove none of these things: His accusation was that GenCon did nothing about and thus condoned such behavior. That does seem at least somewhat true...but there's literally no way to reach that conclusion from any of the 'evidence' in George's article.
This is a company that sells Nazi-fan apparel. Not war re-enactment apparel, fan apparel. They've been at GenCon as long as I can remember, which my first time was 2005, but I get the impression from others that they've had vendor booths a lot longer than that.
That's...a tricky thing to prove. I tend to agree with you (as noted above) but there's enough other stuff they sell, and in such a format that it's very difficult to prove that.
It doesn't matter if someone made complaints about them or not. They're there. Every year they're allowed to come back and offer up their Nazi-fan apparel and Nazi fetish porn.
Uh...if nobody complains, exactly how are the people who organize Gencon supposed to know? That's not what Belle and Blade bill themselves as, business-wise, after all...you need to look closely to see it. Maybe not as closely as all that, but I did a quick search on Gencon and Nazis and found only a handful of articles on it...and that was specifically looking for it.
1st Amendment, sure, they can offer this stuff up as their business model, but that does NOT mean that GenCon is required to offer them space inside their convention to do so. GenCon is completely within their right to say "No."
Technically true...but Gencon has a lot of businesses renting floor space. How are they to know this specific one is so much worse than the others if nobody speaks up?
If a Nazi comes up and asks to use your front yard to sell wares, do you really need to wait until someone complains to ask him to leave?
Sure. But it's not quite that clear cut. They don't, at a glance, look like Nazis, and even at a second glance, they have a plausible excuse for their Nazi stuff so it's tricky to accuse them of actual malfeasance even then.
Besides GenCon is much closer to a business than a private residence, which makes the rules on what they're permitted to do somewhat different. They can refuse service, but to do so without getting sued they pretty much need a plausible reason.