Forgive the "Nice" People
they know not what they do
In “Nice People Do a Lot of Damage” Dennis Prager takes out after the “nice” people that supported communism and the “nice” Germans that voted for Hitler.
But really, what else do you expect “nice” people to do? If they go to university and their teachers tell them that communism has never really been tried? If Germany is in a complete mess in the years after World War I and Hitler tells you that the Jews did it?
I mean, what is different? Blaming “The Jews” for the Great Depression or blaming “greedy bankers” for the Great Recession? What’s a “nice” person to do?
Or what about the current war against climate change that is being pushed by all the globalists in the US and Europe? Anyone that pushes back against the Green agenda is called a “climate denier.” What is a “nice” person to do? And if you talk to your nice liberal neighbor about the Green agenda being a prime example of white supremacy and white imperialism, since all the developing nations don’t get a vote, you will blow her mind.
There’s a good piece on climate white supremacy up at American Greatness.
There is nothing redeeming in the green globalist war on conventional energy… But using an alleged “climate emergency” to take over and ration the energy consumption of the entire world is illegitimate and immoral.
All politics is about fighting and defeating the enemy, whether greedy capitalists or neo-Nazis or climate deniers or racist-sexist-homophobes. And all “nice” people go along. Of course they do. The whole art of the politician is persuading the “nice” people to sign up for his war on evil.
And the current clumsy Biden effort to make “ultra-MAGAs” and “semi-fascists” into the enemy just proves my case. Nice liberal ladies are all persuaded. Your liberal lady acquaintance knows all about the “neo-Nazis” at Charlottesville.
And the point is that the “nice” people have absolutely no idea that they are being taken for a ride, not until it is way too late. Heck, even today in Russia, the old geezers still remember the Stalin years with affection. Because he was a strong leader. Nobody in Germany is a fan of Hitler any more, but that’s because Hitler led the Germans to the disaster of the ages in 1945 when, they say, every German woman east of the Elbe was raped (About the German women west of the Elbe I couldn’t possibly comment).
Hey, the whole point of regime propaganda — and the fight against “disinformation” and “misinformation” — is to make sure that the “nice” people don’t hear a discouraging word against the regime narrative.
The problem isn’t the “nice” people. The problem is politics, that must have an enemy, and if there isn’t a real enemy, the politicians and activists will make one up. Because there must be an enemy.