To Break Bread With Judas

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
The Taking of Christ, 1602
Oil on canvas

In certain progressive circles, something to the following extent has been punted around from time to time as an expression of dire concern regarding the resurgence of Nazism (and other fascist / neo-fascist ideologies) in our late-modern world:

“‘As we say in Germany, if there’s a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis’… When you break bread with a Nazi, you tell them that they’re a member of society. They’re not. They don’t deserve to be. And they should know their hatreds [sic] make them unfit to be around decent people.” (David Rodham Avallone)

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