As I explained in "Becoming a Barbarian," Barbarians aren't necessarily stupid savages. They're outsiders. "Barbarian" was a slur that the Greeks and others used for outsiders who spoke a different language or who had strange customs. "Bar...bar...bar..."
Right now, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are people all around us who are "Mr. Smith" -- essentially agents of the Empire of Nothing ready to turn on their neighbors or even send them to camps. People who believe whatever they hear on TV and do exactly as they are told. People who are terrified of social disapproval and will degrade themselves in whatever way is necessary to adapt to the latest "new normal." People who will jump -- who will do or say anything -- for every table scrap and petty comfort. People who are barely sentient, barely alive... people who Nietzsche would have called "Last Men."
And then there are people who disbelieve. Who stand up for themselves and their own rights and their own beliefs. People who don't refuse to be obedient slaves. People who, in many cases, would rather just be left alone. People who actually still believe and care about the founding principles of the United States of America.
Those people are the new barbarians. American Barbarians.
And "we are not the same..."
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