“Scientism” in politics still presupposes that human welfare is its object, a concept which is utterly alien to totalitarianism. It is precisely because the utilitarian core of ideologies was taken for granted that the anti-utilitarian behavior of totalitarian governments, their complete indifference to mass interest, has been such a shock.
This introduced into contemporary politics an element of unheard-of unpredictability. Totalitarian propaganda, however….indicated even before totalitarianism could seize power how far the masses had drifted from mere concern with interest.
I read a Trump supporter suggesting that Donald Trump wasn’t as bad as Adolf Hitler.
What a defense!
The Trump name will now and forever be compared to Adolf Hitler. I believe this will severely devalue the Trump brand, reducing the Trump fortune to about a buck ninety-eight.
I’m sure Melania will help the old man move into a used mobile home in Florida so they can live out their retirement blaming others and whining about how unfair life is.
Assuming, of course, that he’s not in the slam doing twenty to life.