It hurts to admit you were wrong, and I’m embarrassed to say this, but here’s the truth: I fell for it.
That stings – because it means that I’m complicit in letting them win.
Why? Because I became so disgusted I wanted no part of it.
That was the wrong move – they were counting on the good people to bail. See, the strategy is even more effective on smart people, because the ruse is so transparent. It has all the subtlety of a third-grade bully.
We live in a time that clearly bears some resemblance to The Weimar Republic in the 1930’s. The good Germans must’ve thought, “This hateful bullshit is ridiculous, I don’t want any part of this asshole and what he stands for.”
We all know how that turned out.