After watching the news, I’m not liking the narrative that is formed around the events in Charlottesville. You don’t need decency, courage or compassion to denounce neo-Nazis and feel deeply disgusted by them.
You know what you need?
Not to be a neo-Nazi. That’s all.
People who avoid denouncing neo-Nazis are not doing it because they are lacking in courage or empathy. They are sympathizers. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. It’s not a character flaw, it’s a system of beliefs.
It’s wrong and dangerous to psychologize this and move it to the realm of character flaws from the realm of political sympathies.