|The literally inhuman monster who doesn't deserve to live,|
work, or speak. Because the Left doesn't like his politics.
Last week, the vaunted New York Times published a profile of a white nationalist and Nazi sympathizer, entitled A Voice of Hate in America. This was done in the wake of the Battle of Charlottsville a few months ago, to try to understand the sort of person who would march in favor of "white supremacy" (in point of fact, that wasn't the point of the rally, although many white nationalists did attend, and that turned into the focus in the national press).
The blowback to the New York Times article was so severe that the paper was obliged not only to publish a response, but also to publish another article that laid out their utter disdain for the white nationalist agenda as a sort of apology for having published the article in the first place.
One might have thought that, given the incredibly high racial tensions in this country that have done nothing but escalate for the last decade, despite the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (who was supposed to unite the country along racial lines, let us not forge), offering a profile of just who was on the other side of the divide would be a welcome thing. Know thy enemy. Understand what is motivating them, in order to fight them. That sort of thing.
But no. The left exploded with a paroxysm of "how dare you normalize him"-ism. There were indignant articles, blog posts, Twitter responses, and the like. The subject of the article was doxxed, subsequently lost his job, and is about to lose his home.
But that, of course, is what the Left wants. If you hold an opinion with which they don't agree, you shouldn't just be countered in the court of public opinion. You shouldn't just be shouted down. Your life should be utterly destroyed.
It's an old tactic used to prevent people from expressing opinions with which the Left disagrees. If you know you're going to be left destitute and have your life literally taken away from you, you'll shut up and comply with their demands. If you believe the wrong things, you're not even human, and you don't deserve any respect as a human being.
You are The Other. And The Other must be destroyed. And since the Left defines everything in terms of politics, they seek out and destroy anyone whose politics differs from their own. Like Tony Hovater.
Now, compare this with the big "event programming" that happened on the CW network this week, which featured a huge crossover event, with four different shows (Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, and Heroes of Tomorrow) getting together to fight - wait for it - an invasion of Nazis from another dimension.
They're superhero shows. Trust me, it can work. But what struck me as I was watching it was how the Nazis were portrayed.
They were, quite literally, faceless. Behold:
And that's the telling thing about all this. That's how the Left prefers its enemies.
Faceless, inhuman, completely unworthy of any sort of livelihood, dignity, or even personhood. Because that makes it so much easier to make the argument that its always okay to punch a Nazi. Because Nazis aren't people. They're just a robotic, inhuman threat that deserves nothing other than extermination.
And that's why the Left freaked out so much about the NYT article.
Because it's much easier to doxx, obliterate, sucker-punch, crack a skull with a bicycle lock, and even kill Nazis when they aren't real people.
It's much harder to say "it's always okay to punch a Nazi" when the Nazi in question likes cats, just got married and is trying to get by as a welder, eats at Applebees, and watches Seinfeld.
They can't accept the fact that anyone disagrees with them. It's so much easier when any disagreement doesn't come from "people".
Just "Nazis". And we all know Nazis can't be people.
And before anyone tries to get smart, I can not agree with Nazis and still think they have a right to speak, and, you know, live. I know Free Speech isn't in vogue nowadays, but it's how I was brought up; words aren't literal violence, and the answer to bad speech is good speech.