How Seinfeld (Hilariously) Exposed the Creepy Authoritarianism of Aggressive Do-Gooders – Foundation for Economic Education

The pandemic may have fueled our tribal instincts that seek to browbeat those who stray into conformity, but it’s important to understand it existed beforehand and infects people of all parties, ideologies, and persuasions. (Conservatives who doubt this need only look back at the fury presidential candidate Barack Obama caused when he stopped wearing an American flag pin.)

Extremism can take many forms, but it’s important to understand that Seinfeld’s ribbon enforcers and the COVID bullies share a common trait. Both groups are absolutely convinced that what they are doing is good.

Source: How Seinfeld (Hilariously) Exposed the Creepy Authoritarianism of Aggressive Do-Gooders – Foundation for Economic Education

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