One thought on “The Eighth Greatest Power – Episode 4

  1. If your political opponents are really guilty of “hypocrisy,” it means they have stopped playing politics and begun to wage war. In normal politics, the party in power sticks to the rules and treats their opponents fairly because it knows it will be out of power one day, and it wants to be sure that the rules and the idea of fairness are still in place when that day comes. In war, on the other hand, the end-state is annihilation of one side or the other. This does not mean immediate escalation of war to maximum violence, but it does mean that you should not be surprised to discover that your opponent is not fighting fair. This is why your argument for moral equivalence between Charlottesville protesters and NFL players is politically nugatory.

    Likewise, if AFD is entirely shut out of the legislative process, as MS predicts, it will show that there has been a fundamental breakdown in German democracy–or, rather, it will expose the fundamental breakdown that was already in place. Thirteen percent of the German electorate would in that case be effectively unrepresented and disenfranchised. Thirteen percent is just about equal to the Black percentage in the U.S., so this would be similar to American Blacks being disenfranchised, even though they cast votes!

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