A thousand never-forgetters crawled out of the woodwork to wail, “Oy, once you compare humans to animals, once you dehumanize them, you make it easy to kill them.”
Bullshit. Once you demonize a people, then you make it easy to kill them.
The average human is far more easily moved to murder if he believes he is acting in self-defense against a deviously evil foe. (…)
Let ugly racism on the right freely and openly battle ugly racism on the left. And perhaps more important, for those of us who are not ugly racists of any stripe, we may just have to start engaging in acts of (I hate to use this word) “resistance” that we might find uncomfortable.