You are a Nazi – Agree Or Else…

Bildergebnis für nazis

ZEIT ONLINE, Germany’s most influential blog among political elites, posts an article today that makes clear that you are a racist.

You may think that you have no race theory, don’t care for skin colours, identify as a centrist, and that detesting everything on the right would make you … not a right-winger. Wrong! As it turns out you are a right-winger. You are even a Nazi.

Decades of bullying have paid off and so the article begins with the sentence, “Nobody wants to be on the political right in Germany, not even right-wingers.” What a success to have successfully shamed everybody. Great.

ZEIT ONLINE admits that right-wing populism is most successful among former voters of leftist party SPD. Particularly workers and low-level employees prove to be on the right, they say. (BTW the contempt of the left for the poor is disgusting.)

Strange enough the article also confirms that leftist voters are in the demographics of old white men, who are usually described as utterly evil and thus conservative.

A study is presented that shocks us with young apprentices and workers who are in favor of helping refugees. Yet still, of course, they are Nazis.

As it turns out they want the tepid German criminal code to divvy out harder punishments, speak out against some social welfare measures and suspect immigrants of terrorism (which, of course, is far fetched). Approval for what the study describes as ‘authoritarian’ and ‘nationalist’ positions is at 80%.

Worrying for ZEIT ONLINE is that the assessed Nazis, sorry, interviewees substantiate their claims with their own experience and “rumors”
rather than to blindly trust media outlets like ZEIT ONLINE.

Of course, ZEIT ONLINE realises how the gap between self-description and positions has to do with decades of hegemonial bullying by the left.

In school they are taught what to say and what not, admits ZEIT ONLINE, yet, arguments for the only right view are not provided. Huh!

Not a second is wasted on whether any given arguments by the youths are valid or not. Germans don’t debate. They pronounce.

As the subjects are young, personal friendship to refugees might bring them closer to the dogma. Next stop for the team behind the study: A regional analysis about how Nazi what area in Germany is.

Divide and conquer!

I Was Triggered and Became a Conservative

One day I woke up and everybody was Jewish. Everybody but the Jews. All of them were victims of Hitler, all but the victims of Hitler. The only way not be seen as a Nazi was to support those who try to conquer the world and kill all Jews, and all homosexuals to boot. But how did this happen? Is it real? Is it just my perception?

The truth is that there is a short answer and a long answer, in fact many answers intertwined, short and long ones.

I start with a popular myth. Reagan voiced it, ‘I did not leave the party. The party left me.’

It feels that way. It feels like a broken marriage. The partner has changed and that’s true. But it’s also true that all the annoying things were always present. There is a shift. Something gets emphasis and attention that could be sidelined before.

People who remain on the left say, ‘Well, society changes fast and an aging brain…’ We are usually talking about late twens or people in their thirties or early forties, ‘… an aging brain can’t adopt anymore.’

The reverse is also true. You have changed more than the left and society at large. In fact, cinemas, news outlets, books etc push for the same policies for ages. You just happen to have your come-to-Jesus moment right now.

For most it feels like a traumatic experience. We point our fingers at 9/11, Entebbe, Gulf-War protests, the mass immigration of 2015 … you name it. Today most of these experiences have one or more things to do with Islam and the reaction to it. All of them share that they are less important than we think.

My event hardly made German news: the foiled Garland terror attack on Pamela Geller. I learnt about it from a German newspaper. The headline framed it as “Event Hosting Geert Wilders Attacked.” Since Geert Wilders had been made a persona non grata I was supposed to feel uncompassionate.

I was triggered.

I turned to Youtube to see what I could find and there was Pamela Geller calmly explaining her event and what happened. She was given the blame on every show.

So I slipped.

Some have this partial development where they start talking about Islam but won’t reconsider their positions on immigration, taxes, regulation, energy policy and so on. I realised that something happened to me. All of my convictions had to be tested again.

I never wanted to change too much. I was proud to be on the left, yet not on the extreme. I was a middle of the road bloke. I hoped the pendulum would not swing too strongly.

Let’s say, I’m still in favor of gay marriage and (weakly) pro-choice! My views on military intervention have made a quick loop and are back to ‘less is more.’ Those are my left-wing credentials. I don’t open up on my conservative views right now. There are more posts to come. But I fear they make me a “Nazi” by today’s twisted standards.

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