This is a good statement. Neither can I understand the positions taken by the people that you identified as unacceptable. These are not arguments over the exact size of government or the role of a particular department or over which ally to support or which to oppose. These are very clear arguments about brutality, hatred, racism, misogyny, xenophobia and condemning greed. There are no redeeming social virtues in any of those things and that has been known for at least three thousand years.

There have been people who decided they liked these things and they have been condemned and, in the end, driven out for three thousand years or more. Saying that people who think they can get away with these things is absolutely wrong is not a radical new idea.

I don’t think we can afford to be concerned with these people’s feelings anymore. If you accept brutality and greed then you will need to accept the consequences of those decisions.

I remember having a discussion with my middle grandson about a bad idea that he had when he was five. When I asked him what would happen if he did something that didn’t make sense he, with a very serious face, said, “Bad consequences.” He got it.

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