How you get Hitler

Or at least people who are totally unmerciful and absolutely unwilling to tolerate even the presence of SJWs:

“The rising Left is bound and determined to crush or at least permanently sideline people it deems heretics — in particular, whites, males, orthodox Christians, and skeptics of the LGBT project. It does not want a pluralistic modus vivendi; it wants total domination. The establishment Left lacks the will to stop them. Its members are terrified of appearing un-woke. . . . The establishment Right lacks the will to stop them either, for fear of being called bigots. And it lacks the will or the imagination to stand in any way against corporate interests. . . . Bottom line: Identity politics will dissolve the traditional bonds that have held Americans together, and re-bind forces of the Left and forces on the Right to each other.”

The thing is, you don’t get Hitler because of Hitler — there are always potential Hitlers out there. You get Hitler because of Weimar, and you get Weimar because the liberals are too corrupt and incompetent to maintain a liberal polity.

I just roll my eyes when people tell me that I’m too extreme or that I’m too judgmental. Especially by people who wind up in the crocodile’s mouth less than 24 hours later because they don’t understand that you can’t negotiate with or provide any accommodation to SJWs.

SFWA. Twitter. Bleeding Cool. Indiegogo. Amazon. It’s always the same attack, the same tactics, over and over and over again.

The funny thing is that conservatives like Rod Dreher are more concerned about young authors who give into the scare tactics and voluntarily unpublish themselves than they are about Amazon taking down dozens of authors in one fell swoop.

I keep talking about how in the West, we are swiftly moving into a culture that resembles communist totalitarianism — this, based on what people who grew up under communism tell me. It’s not about gulags or secret police; it’s about building a post-liberal culture defined by militant progressive ideology, and enforcing it by destroying, personally and professionally, those who dissent. Part of this is inculcating fear and self-loathing within the minds of people living in those cultures. You don’t need the secret police when you have taught people to police themselves according to your totalitarian principles.

Today the New Totalitarianism took a new scalp, in a way that ought to scare the hell out of all of us, on both the left and the right, who value free speech and inquiry. And it happened to someone born in a communist country.