Let’s have a conversation about Shapiro’s defence of Harlan Crow:
Ben Shapiro defends Harlan Crow's Hitler artifacts and dictator statues: "I mean, that seems like a reason you might own this stuff is to remember the things that you hate" pic.twitter.com/A4hm7x9nif
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) April 10, 2023
Well, but you kind of miss the point there, Shapiro, dear boy, don’t you? It’s certainly unusual for people to surround themselves with reminders of the things that they hate, but it’s also something that a human being could do. So far, you’re not wrong.
But here’s the thing: If you surround yourself with things that evoke hatred in you, then your feelings are feelings of hatred and your thoughts are thoughts of hatred. And your hateful thoughts will inevitably spawn hateful ideas. Those hateful ideas will become hateful policies that you invent or support or even adopt because of your hatred.
And that’s the ball game.
If your thoughts are thoughts of hatred and your policies are policies of hatred, then your government is a government of hatred and at that point you can call your movement whatever it is you like. You can even name yourselves the IZANs for all the good it will do. A government of hatred, acting against the people it hates, is a government indistinguishable from Stalin’s or Hitler’s.
Even under your theory, Ben, Harlan Crow is a Nazi.
Marcus Ranum says
I’m sure that Shapiro has a statue to zits and puberty, those being two things he hates. Right?
Now that Jordan Peterson has shit the hot tub and is in a waning cycle, we’ll have to grit our teeth and watch the preening contest to see who gets to be the next right-wing equivalent of “the four horsemen of atheo-skepticism” Shameful and disgusting, that still seems to be the process.
“A government of hatred, acting against the people it hates, is a government indistinguishable from Stalin’s or Hitler’s.”
*cough* Netanyahu *cough*
Raging Bee says
Did Crow himself say that was the reason he kept all that Hitler memorabilia? Or did Shapiro just make that up to rationalize and excuse disgraceful behavior by someone he supports?
Ben Shapiro is a special kind of stupid.
As if they won’t throw him in the ovens too, once they work through their backlog.
I don’t think I’ll ever understand people like him…
Stephen Colbert has this on Thomas & his nazi-stuff loving buddy here starting at about the 4 minute mark in a ten minute plus long clip.