Character Flaws vs Ideology
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.