All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing:
In the mid-1990s, I could count on students who had wanted to listen to start yelling at the protesters after a certain point, “Sit down and shut up, we want to hear what he has to say.” That kind of pushback had an effect. It reminded the protesters that they were a minority. I am assured by people at Middlebury that their protesters are a minority as well. But they are a minority that has intimidated the majority. The people in the audience who wanted to hear me speak were completely cowed.
From brown shirts to black ski masks. Like NAZI”s of old they are cheered on by much of the establishment. A well funded national network willing to use violence to intimidate the masses.
Evil walks among us. Evil spouting slogans of solidarity, of the community comes before the individual:
“The community comes before the individual” roughly translates as “Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz”. This saying was minted on the edge of all 3rd Reich silver Reichsmark coins. It perhaps epitomizes the philosophical ideal underlying Nazi society.
History may not repeat, but it does rhyme. Human nature remains what it always was. There’s a veneer of civilization. The left have swapped the veneer for a sneer. They have not changed. They still use their old playbook:
They accuse the right of manufacturing consent while they control the media
They accuse the right of not caring about the working class as they destroy it
They accuse the right of hate speech while demonizing all who oppose them
As Becker said in The Denial of Death:
It is our altruistic motives that turn the world into a charnel house