Your Dad Is Not Hitler

Upon seeing French graffiti comparing Sarkozy to Hitler, Dalrymple muses on the philosophy behind it:

…there is an unattractive egotism and grandiosity in the slogan. There is an envy of suffering because suffering is supposed to confer moral authority on the sufferer, which is not available to those who merely think about suffering without experience of its worst forms. The syllogism is as follows: the suffering have moral authority; I have moral authority; therefore I suffer.

Read the whole piece at Taki’s Magazine

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