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Because violence is unacceptable, even in comments. It is not opinion open to any kind of debate. If we were all at a conference together and one of the attendees said about another that he wished someone would bash his head in with a chair, the reaction of the group would make a difference.
There is an implicit threat there and the threat-maker should be asked to leave. If instead, everyone just hushes him and pretends like it didn't happen, then it has a chilling effect on everyone there. The person who was threatened would feel fearful, as would anyone who identifies with the proposed victim.
Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
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