INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, September 5, 2017 — There is so much hate among ignorant people. Hate festers and grows among the ignorant because it blinds their eyes to the similarities between the haters and those they hate. Labels facilitate hate; they put people in categories that eliminate the need to investigate further.
Labels like “misogynist,” “queer,” “racist” and worse dehumanize the person labeled. Only ignorance can let that kind of hate grow.
There is another kind of hatred, rational and more intense: It’s the hate that comes from actual victimhood or from victimization of a loved one: first-hand hatred. When a child is kidnapped and not recovered, parents have every reason to hate the kidnapper. The community can rationally join in the hate.
This hate is specific and grounded in reality.
But if the kidnapper were a young, white man, it would be irrational to hate all young, white men. Yet that is what is going on in America now, fostered by opportunistic politicians who substitute feelings for ideas, mob action for community spirit.
Consider the burgeoning hate for fascists in our country, especially by “socialists.” Fascism gave rise to Naziism (National Socialism), but what the Nazis did to their own people and the world was not the logical conclusion of fascism. It was, however, the logical conclusion of socialism.
Fascism is but one path to socialism. Communism is another. Socialism is just a broad principle of state control of the economy, whether achieved by democratic means or by violence.
Under fascism, the state allows private individuals to run their own businesses, provided they do it as they are ordered. Fascism, or in today’s parlance, “crony capitalism,” requires business owners who tow the government’s line. In exchange, they can get filthy rich while their competitors are regulated out of existence.
Communism is similar, but the “business owners” are replaced by party bureaucrats. The state owns the businesses.
One reason that fascism, as an economic-political model, has been more successful than communism is that those who run the businesses in a fascist network are usually qualified to run them, in some way other than merely by making donations to the communist chiefs.
But both socialist systems, communism and fascism, produce shortages, stifle innovation, and eventually require forced labor. With positive incentives (that nasty “profit” motive) removed, only negative incentives (prison or worse) remain, and humans just naturally don’t like slavery, so they slow down and sabotage the state’s efforts to the extent possible, until there’s starvation, war, or a revolution.
So why do the socialist Antifa hate the socialist fascists? Neither group understands that the other has, at its core, exactly the same vision of the ideal economic control structure: force.
If anything, the danger these groups pose to civil society is worse in an unlimited democracy, where any group with enough votes can destroy the opposition, merely by a simple action of the winning faction.
Both socialist wings want absolute state control. Both are against freedom, in all its manifestations, whether it’s freedom of speech, religion, pursuit of happiness, or the ability to operate one’s business as the owner sees fit. Neither side understands that its vision of utopia fundamentally devolves to depredation and slavery.
The “hate” groups should love each other.