This is What it was Like in the 20th Century
These people were not ‘mentally-ill’.
They were more like Normal, Happy, Healthy and Contented.
They were the pride of their community/society/country/nation/empire.
They were not fictional characters.
(Although fiction can portray the greater truth.)
They were real, physical human beings.
As were their victims.
And they were in command.
(The perpetrators, not the victims.)
Neo-liberal Capitalism for all, punctuated by Neo-conservative excesses
Electronic Liberalism on the surface (anything else that is not lefty-commie will do below the surface)
As manifested in, and managed by, Corporate Statism with Ecumenical Chauvinism
Computer-Aided Solidarity of Self-Interest (or is it Shared-Interest?)
Synthetic Humanism for People Like Us
And Gleeful Sadism for those we don’t like
Or those who don’t like us
Or those who are against us
Or those who don’t agree with us
Or those whose interests are not the same as those of us.