So last week, I wrote the following on Facebook:
Gandalf says, “Oft evil will shall evil mar.”
It is one of the weird paradigms of the universe that evil destroys itself. Just as it was Satan who put it into the heart of Judas to betray Jesus, thus setting in train the process that would result in the destruction of the power of the devil, so on December 11, 1941, out of pure gratuitous stupidity, Hitler gave the world the great gift of a declaration of war on the United States of America and thereby brought down upon himself the wrath of the greatest industrial power on planet earth. Churchill remarked that he slept like a baby for the first time since the war in Europe had broken out when the US entered the war.
What is so remarkable about it is that Hitler need never have done it at all. Our declaration of war was against the Empire of Japan alone and he could have just left well enough alone, but in the second greatest act of sheer hubris (the first being his opening of a two front war against Stalin), Hitler sealed his own fate telling a wrathful America that was itching for a fight to knock the chip off his shoulder.
It did not end well for him.
Now the GOP is courting Nazis and telling Normals to knock the chip off their shoulder.
It will not end well for them either. And their destruction too will likewise be entirely self-inflicted.
Given that the leader of the GOP is dining with Nazis while Nazis in the GOP like Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene are chumming it up with Nazis like Nick Fuentes and the rest of the GOP leadership refuses to speak against it because Nazism focus tests well with their base of Nazis, this seemed like a fitting thing to say.
I knew this was a risky thing to do on the Book of Face, but to my surprise they let the post stand.
Naturally, some readers made comments. One of them said:
Well…sort of. Germany had a mutual defense pact with Italy and Japan. But one could definitely argue that Hitler overreached himself in 41 by invading his erstwhile ally–the Soviet Union–and declaring war on the United States. From fighting against just the British Empire, he now had united the three most powerful nations in the world against him.
A reasonable reply, to which I in turn reasonably replied—and was promptly subjected yet again to an insane, draconian punishment of 30 days in Facebook jail. No, really:
Now, an awful lot of my readers on this blog come here from Facebook. And I have posted an awful lot of material ahead of time, requiring an awful lot of work from me. So rather than do all that work in vain, I am going to move it to January when my posting privileges on Facebook will be restored.
So with the exception of December 16 and Christmas week, I will just be posting on Mondays and Saturdays until I can again post on Facebook.
Thank you for your patience.