10 December 2023

The Lesser of Two Evils Is Still Evil

At the extreme the methods of both the left and the right become increasingly similar, even though their nominal objectives may differ greatly. 

In the end they invoke perception and power to maintain a veneer of hypocrisy, while promoting a dogmatic set of beliefs through varying degrees of force and fraud.  Invoking necessity and the lesser of two evils, dissent is repressed, and discussion is silenced.  Because their beliefs no longer serve the public, or principles, or higher ideals.  

They are enthralled to power and money, and themselves, above all else. 

"Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, or even a duty. Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand. As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers, with approving smiles."

Simone Weil