But what rings most dangerously prophetic about Salem is the ideology that suggests imagining the most helpless and vulnerable in our communities as the most powerful, in a kind of 1984-esque doublethink that provides a rationale for causing as much harm as one wishes to that group.
This article is so good! And this quote sums up so much of what confounds me about our culture. Why do we do this? How do we keep getting away with it?