Disgust becomes hate. Hate becomes violence. Violence becomes power. Power becomes material benefits for those at the top, and the complex interlocking systems of marginalization and exploitation that bake oppressions so deeply into our society. But the closer we come to understanding this cycle, the closer we come to breaking it.
We’ve been watching both sides move in this direction, but the biggest shift has been on the left. Where once there was tolerance, there is now hatred. The right has hated who they have hated forever, the left is moving in their direction. “Tow the line you shut the fuck up” is how they act, “Punch a fascist” is what they believe. They condone violence explicitly.