Are you Participating in the Dehumanization of Progressive Enemies?
After killing his half brother a young man named Temujin takes on the moniker Genghis Kahn. His beliefs and his armies kill so many people that you can see the effect of lives lost in the carbon mapping of the planets history. The estimates are between 20 – 70 Million total deaths related to his armies and lineage. He affected whole genealogies and wiped families and legacies off the face of the earth.
Temujin Grew up in a brutal environment called the Steppe. They lived in tents and relied on horses for daily life. As Genghis Kahn he believed that anyone who didn’t live like the people of the Steppe were weak and expendable. He believed these people brought down the quality of this world with their weakness. Those that live behind walls and in the cities of the time were vilified to the point where his armies had no problems butchering them by the 100,000s of thousands. Men, women and children were all targeted.
Genghis was the first master of dehumanization. He created a narrative where the enemy was less than human and therefore expendable.
There is a very similar type of rhetoric taking the nation by storm today. This is not an exaggeration. We are witnessing a national dialogue of dehumanization from the talking heads in the media to the politicians. As the people of this nation clash over beliefs and injustices we are crafting a vocabulary and an attitude that is quickly dehumanizing the enemies of the fascist, progressive left wing. I choose my designation of this group wisely.
The Power of Words
Even respectable right wing outlets like the Drudge Report are falling into the dialogue trap. I am a writer and to me words are very important. We are lumping people into categories that are extremely dangerous, not just to the person but to the stability of the nation. My biggest concern is whether or not we even see it happening.
Somehow we have bastardized the word nationalist. Not only has the word nationlist been turned upside down and is considered something evil. This “evil” designation was used by all forms of media to describe the neo Nazis in Charlottesville.
Nationalist – a person who advocates political independence for a country
Where does this definition describe anything about hating blacks or minorities, having ties with Nazi’s or even concerning oneself with the issues that took place in Charlottesville. The word Nationalist has been hijacked!
Politico, Dailymail, NYT, Huffpost, Fox News and all the major outlets referred to the events in Charlottesville as a White Nationalist Rally. This is what I mean by the power of words. The people with the torches in Charlottesville were idiots, they were bigots; these were not patriotic nationalists. Suddenly, being a nationalist is reason to get you punched or pepper sprayed. Antifa doesn’t need much fuel and it seems we aren’t using all our resources to stop the black masked thugs.
Just a few weeks later in Berkley we witnessed a rally by a group of right wing nationalists. These were not the same people who showed up in Charlottesville. One news out let got the headline right.
Masked anarchists violently rout right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley
~San Francisco Chronicle
I will warn you that its the fate of the left wing in this nation that hangs in the balance. The unchecked violence of groups like Antifa are going to pay dividends for the republicans come election time. The average American doesn’t want to see masked terrorists rushing people on the news.
Right Wing – the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system.
Still, you must be careful about how they frame your belief system. Right wing is quickly falling into the same boiling pot as the word nationalist. The word right wing is more benign than nationalist. In a sane nation neither of these words would drive people to smash and burn. They are not parallels to this strange Nazi, fascist, white supremacist Chimera that the progressive left is stammering to evoke.
There are people in our nation who espouse these views. Its sad but its very true. Their ignorance does not warrant lawlessness. The important thing to look at is how far will these views get. A bunch of pasty white guys with torches will never grip this nation. Their rhetoric is old and tired and its ripe for mockery in a nation as successful and diverse as our own.
Be warned, the rhetoric of the progressive left is exploiting generations of people who are mad at the rich, mad at themselves and looking for purpose. This is a much more dangerous group. This is a diverse group. This is a group that could easily get a foothold in America.
If we use our words, our influence and our airtime to lump together and dehumanize those we disagree with than death will follow. For many it will feel just.
“Seeing white nationalists die may be the only way we fix this nation. They are just racist Nazi’s anyway. Their kids, well, they would have grown up to be racists, too. ”
The quote is fiction. Lets keep it that way.
I am a white nationalist but that’s because I was born a white person and I love this nation. That’s where it ends. I have met monsters of every race and I understand the human condition and the words of John Donne:
“Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in making. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”