👩🏽🧑🏼🦲”Now we know how Germany allowed Hitler to rise to power.”
👱🏻♂️👱🏻”But my friends and family who support Tяump are good people!”
No, 👱🏻♂️👱🏻, they are NOT good people. As long as they are a part of this mob that is pushing gleefully toward a fourth Reich and another Holocaust, they are bad, shitty, horrible, evil people. You need to suck it up, accept it, and push back against their bullshit.
Maybe after we’ve defeated the regime and your Tяumpy relations distance themselves from the mob, they’ll go back to being good people (albeit with a bloodstained history), but for now, they ARE the Germans who cheered for Hitler—right around the point in history where gangs of fascists were torching Jewish businesses and beating Jews in the streets. We have passed Krystallnacht.
Anyone who doesn’t think that the timeline could repeat itself is a fool.
As much of an asshole as I come across as, I always try to empathize with people in news stories. I was raised Quaker from birth, and it’s what we’re taught. “There is that of God in everyone,” is a lofty way of saying, “Everyone else has feelings just like you do, asshole.”
The thing is, after decades of performing this exercise with every single person in every single news story, there are people that—when I still my mind and do the Deana Troi thing—block the empathy wave with a selfishness so great that no amount of positive vibes can pass. These creatures are ready, willing, and often eager to let thousands of people suffer and/or die for any amount of gain. It could be like, “I hate that black guy, so I’m gonna undo this legislation he enacted,” even though there is no reason to do so except spite. As a result, thousands of people can’t get some crucial medication, and their lives are fucked up or ended.
Why Not Just Fake It?
I am past that need to appear like I have some angelic moral high ground by saying shit like, “They are human beings, and they deserve our sympathy!”
Fuck that. We’ve given them enough energy. Now, I say fuck them. They don’t deserve any more of it. Let them suffer and die. My energy is going to the people who are going to make things right.