I’d like to put this piece more elegantly, but it deals with a level of stupidity that simply doesn’t deserve it. So I’m going to be blunt.
STOP COMPARING LITERALLY ANYONE WHO IS ALIVE TO HITLER.
Justin Trudeau is not Hitler, he’s a slick talking head who probably doesn’t even have the mettle for war. He’s the very young and naive leader of a very young and naive country, at least as far as white colonized history is concerned. If Elon Musk was as smart as people think he is, he’d know this, and not make flippant comparisons to Der Fuhrer, based on a bunch of soft whiny truckers who can’t hack the reality that nature is trying to cull the population by killing science deniers. Or superfical dimwits who care more about the economy than health.
Donald Trump is not Hitler either, he’s a rich idiot with good timing who failed upwards, and relied on mass stupidity and inherited wealth to become and remain relevant. He’s not a master strategist or a political genius, just a low level media arsonist who needs external validation, or else he has no real value. He’d never be a wartime president, hell he’s not even a particularly successful businessman. He’s too lazy and disorganized to be Hitler, and lacks the conviction to follow through on most of what he said, let alone anything on the scale of mass genocide or annexing other nations.
There is no modern equivalent to Hitler, and there likely, hopefully never will be. People have forgotten how bad he was, because they have no concept of history. The horrors of World War II are perhaps the blackest marks on human history to date, and to trivialize them with throwaway remarks because you can’t hack a lockdown or a vaccine means you deserve to get punched in the throat with brass knuckles, or worse. Does that sound extreme? You know what’s extreme to me?
Six million dead Jews and several million other dead people, all because a guy lost in World War I and failed art school, couldn’t hack it and plotted revenge. Hitler was a pussy, like all racists are pussies, because the egos of mediocre white people are too fragile to handle being outclassed. Hell, they can’t even hack it when white foreigners come in and outclass them (as an immigrant, I know).
The Holocaust happened. History is brutal, deal with it. The present sucks and the future will likely be worse. Welcome to humanity, it’s been this way for all but a few decades of history, and even then not for everyone. Life is hard, so harden up or get out. Every other species adapts, but it seems that those of us placing humanity or ‘freedom’ on the highest pedestals are the worst examples of it, and the least able to change in order to sustain it.
Covid is real, and some of us want to live and have things to lose. If your life isn’t worth shit, so be it, just don’t disrupt and disturb those of us who care enough to take precautions – there are jobs all over the world that require vaccinations. If you don’t want to do it, fine, do what many of us have done recently and FIND ANOTHER JOB. Scam people on NFTs, go make a shitty trap music album, whatever – there’s a million get rich quick schemes now if you’re too lazy for a legitimate hustle.
Another thing – there were arguably even worse people than Hitler. For example, there’s Stalin, whose alleged death toll is higher than the population of most countries, including some of the bigger ones. Learn your history and make balanced comparisons based on scale and severity, not because you can’t pivot in an era requiring people to be quick on their feet, and flexible in their thinking. Nature and history do not tolerate those who are not.
Life is not THAT hard at the moment – seven decades of coddling and white privilege just make it seem that way. My grandma survived the Great Depression and WWII with a broken back, a father who died before she was born and two dead brothers. Poverty, death, poor health – you name it, she saw it. I miss her, but I’m also glad she’s not around to see how soft, forgetful and pathetic white people are now. Even as a staunch conservative, she’d be embarrassed. Frankly I’m embarrassed to be white, because we act like spoilt toddlers, ruin everything and then blame everyone else, including trucking now apparently.