“hold my breath thru your article” love that :)
In modern times we underestimate how feasible something like slavery or fascism or communism can happen. Why is that? It’s easier to say, “slaveowners and nazis were EVIL.” That some how a supernatural force took possession of them. But the more scary reality is that otherwise good, moral, rational humans rationalized their way into committing horrific acts. Only in recognizing the humanity of those who do inhumane things can we have the foresight to not go down that road again.