Why does it matter? Because it’s Nationalism. It’s the same “We’re better than everybody and have the right to exert that power” mentality that allowed Hitler to bring a nation’s blessing along on his genocidal march.
The Nazi party was a political party that was allowed to use it’s racially charged bullshit to build consensus unchecked, to spread lies through media without pushback, and eventually to spread it’s armies across the world by literally killing or enslaving all they deemed “enemy” or “lesser than”.
How is this different from our country, now? We have our Reich Wing, with their propaganda machine (Fox), and the apparently impotent Bullshitists, feigning an attempt to counter the lies and spewing their own propaganda (CNN/MSNBC), all the while working their own angle to the war machine. Our right and left is like choosing between Germany and Russia. You can pick a side and defend it loyally, but the higher ups on both sides are buying their exploits with your blood, and the blood of your children.
Even now, we’re being sorted.
Some will be imprisoned- legal slaves to be worked in unchecked conditions. Have you heard of the school to prison pipeline? That is a plan. People being arrested for marijuana and labeled as dangerous criminals? That’s a plan. Laws against protest that make prisoners out of dissenters? That’s a plan.
Those who are in the upper crust shall feel untouched, and inconvenienced by any complaining they hear. There is no problem in our schools, for white children. There is no barrier to education, at the right pay grade. Children beaten by police “should have behaved better”. Struggling mothers are morally lacking, and drug addiction is the primary cause of all strife, not the numbing reaction to it.
There is one other use for citizens who are neither “good enough” to be part of society without personal cost, nor ensnared into the prison system… Military service. Why would we cut off access to birth control to our women? Then why would we reverse access to long-legal abortion as well? An increase in unwanted children and children born to poor families is an increase in military enrollment. It’s the only course to military enrollment that doesn’t rely on either drafting soldiers or the actual support of the people for fighting the war at hand. Kids go in hoping for a paycheck, college and benefits. They come home wounded, scarred and ignored (ask a vet). Wars require soldiers, and the politicians know that. Our children dying for endless war. That is a plan.
I can’t be the only one who sees this.