Everything becomes its own opposite. Remember that. It is a get home free card. Why is this true? Every value becomes its own opposite. Every pleasure becomes pain. Eat a doughnut. Ohh…so good. Eat a box of them…OMG I’m sick. Same doughnut.
Every value because it is special is special because it is special, it is your value, which makes it special, yours. But that value exists because it is defined by the opposite value. Think about that.
What makes your value strong and special it is resistance or attack by its opposite value, its shadow value. When you cut a whole apple into two halves, with on half being more valuable that the other half, that other half doesn’t go away because it is part of you, just as you are still part of the whole apple. You cannot have up without down, in without out, good without bad. Value divides. Values never unify. Values turn into the value they are not because the apple turns, the moon turns. What you rejected, persists.
But the Nazis…oh, the Nazis cannot be divided into good and bad values. You cannot apply equivalent values to the Nazis. Thanks to Hitler, the Nazis are our metaphor for pure Evil.
So when the Nazis marched and killed someone, blood on soil, the GOP reached a brick wall. They could not blame Obama or Hillary. They cannot blame the Alt Left, which is a new balance to the Alt Right so we can continue the teeter totter in the park.
Trump invited in the Alt Right like the GOP under Nixon invited in the disenfranchised Souther Democrats after Civil Rights removed the institutional laws that covered their racism. Without cover, Nixon invited them into the GOP under the cover of dogwhistle political speech. Racism was coded in language that let them keep racism and loss it. What..you calling me a racist? I’m just obeying the Republican Party, the party of God.
During the Jim Crow South, you could claim you were not racist because you were just doing what the laws established. I’m just obeying the laws, the separate but (not so) equal laws. I’m not racist. I’m not responsible.
And so that lack of responsibility was enabled under Nixon. The white supremacist, who was just carrying on the color scheme of his ancestors, could say I’m not racist. Show me where I’m racist. My words, my thought, are not racist. Welfare Queen doesn’t mean black people.
Hypocrisy is passed down. The sins of the father are passed down to their children.