Monday, October 31, 2016

Embracing the Hate

I don't believe this attitude is rare enough in Democratic circles, for my taste:

I don't want the GOP defeated.

I want it immolated.

I want it razed to the foundation, reduced to a moonscape, left unlivable even for cockroaches, much less newts. I want it treated like boot heels treat ants and furnaces treat ice cubes, treated like a middle-school basketball team playing the '71-'72 Lakers.

Defeat is not enough. Let there be humiliation. Let there be pain.

Now granted, I've never heard of the man. So I can't say that he is a thought leader in Democratic circles.

But that attitude from a nobody makes it feel more authentic as something that so many supporters of the Democrats who routinely demonize Republicans as Nazis and killers (because we want to reduce the rate of growth in some ever-expanding government spending program) feel. Of course it is okay to kill dehumanized "cockroaches."

Oh sure, he justifies his hate as a reaction to bizarre theories from the fringes. But surely he knows his side has fringes with crazy theories. Or was 9/11 really an inside job to justify stealing Iraq's oil? Did Bush 43 really have Osama bin Laden on ice ready to release before the 2004 election or did Bush 43 cancel the 2008 election to establish a dictatorship?

And many Republicans are deeply disturbed about having Trump as the party nominee. How many Democrats are disturbed one bit that the corrupt-to-the-core Clinton is the Democrat's nominee?

Fifteen years after the 9/11 terror attacks, too many Democrats still think that when it comes to jihadis, we need to understand "why they hate us?" That is, what did America do to justify murderous hate?

But hating Republicans comes easy--whether it is about "just" half of people voting for Trump who are deemed irredeemable "deplorables" or all Republicans.

"Nuke" the party, the man says.

Yeah, love wins. This is what it has come to after the long trail of demonization and dehumanization. Republicans have been made "the other." The hatred of such an "enemy" comes all too easily after that.

Tip to Instapundit.