True, the world can be a confusing place. No wonder we search for simple models, maps of meaning, hueristics, to interpret the chaos around us. Why, for example, does everyone want to live in the USA yet there have been around 100 nights of arson, looting and riots in 48 of their 50 major cities? So I decided to put together a simple model:
The source of our troubles is Group B.
Society cannot advance until they (Group B) are removed.
First we will label and vilify them.
Then we will confiscate their property.
Then we will drive them out.
To make that happen we will send our violent thugs into the street to intimidate those who oppose us. Once in power we will censor and remove all contrary narratives, books, and thinkers not aligned with us.
To understand the Medieval inquisition insert: ‘Roman Catholic Church’ for [Group A] and ‘witches, heretics and homosexuals’ for [Group B].
To understand the events of 1930ish – 1939 insert ‘Hitler’ for [Group A] and ‘Bolsheviks and Jews’ for [Group B].
To understand current events insert: ‘Marxist Left/Antifa/BLM/4th Wave Fem/LGBTQ+/Democrats’ for [Group A] then substitute: ‘White people, Conservatives, Christians, Republicans, normal people generally’ for [Group B].