Perhaps it’s being human, but we always seem to take the wrong lessons from wars or big events.
From World War I we took the idea that nationalism was bad and led to war. From World War II we added the bit not only that nationalism was bad — a reinforcement of it — but that it was particularly bad if those nations were based on blood and soil. Though lately we seem to be going after those that aren’t either.
Yeah, WWII had the side effect of stopping the runaway fascination with eugenics for a time at least. Then again, maybe it didn’t, because you know, lately the left has been returning to it, again, like a dog to its vomit, wanting to fund abortions in the third world and generally believing race equals culture, and that they should suppress or eliminate anyone they disagree with.
The Cold War…
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