The “good versus evil motif” has been a constant trope in pretty much every form of entertainment media. And it makes sense — it’s perhaps the easiest struggle for anyone to relate to.
But have you ever seen a movie, or read a book, where it’s less “good versus evil,” and more “bad versus worse?” It’s a new level of nuance, and sorely under-appreciated. Game of Thrones often pulled this off pretty well, at least before the showrunners panicked their way into ending the 8-season show.
But if you don’t have time for a drawn-out HBO drama, you can just look at how leftists politicians are often more willing to fight each other than the evil capitalists.
We see it here in the U.S. all the time. But it happens all over the world. Just ask the Asian nations. They know exactly what a left-winger is. History has taught them very well about the dangers of radical leftism, and they hate it. The leftists try to tear down anything they don’t like, even if its one of their own who made a minor rhetorical misstep. Not only do they obsessively fight and destroy anything that even momentarily looks not-ultra-lefty, but they don’t forgive even momentary not-ultra-leftiness.
So, it’s useful when we can see a clear example of this behavior. When a left-wing entity begins to eat itself, it is both a relief and a clear indication of the destruction they had in mind for their political opponents.
Here’s Carl Benjamin with a recent, startling example of a group of lefties ripping each other the bloody shreds.