The basic idea has stuck with me as I have seen the rise of the radical left and the end of civil discussion. Once we have abandoned debate,(and let's face it, we have), we choke off any reason to find a common ground. What the documentary offers is that genocides happen because the people have dehumanized the "other" so completely as to make killing them not only a necessary evil but a righteous endeavor. Wholesale murder does not happen by the instigators but by the very people that were neighbors and friends.
Now we have this from the Social Justice Warrior, Millennial/Gen Z crowd:
Petulance, and self-loathing externalized to hate the very free market social systems that support their destructive lifestyles and the community that nourished it. This is the kind of evil you cannot debate or reason with. This is the kind of group think you cannot talk down off the ledge. Moreover, this brand of crazy will become only more loud with an "R" headed toward the White House.
Hitler telegraphed his intentions very well when he wrote Mein Kampf. He told the world exactly what National Socialism would look like. Today we have a much bigger format than print with social media. Listen to these people now. They are telling you everything you need to know about where they are going. The question I have is where do you think these people will be in another five years? Ten years? I'm doubting we have that long.
It is going to be a very long and hot summer.