‘No Good Deed Goes Unpunished’
A woman whose driveway was cleared of snow by Trump-supporting neighbors has repaid the favor by writing an op-ed in which she notes that even the Nazis were found to be occasionally polite, causing social media to implode.
In a piece in the Los Angeles Times titled, ‘What can you do about the Trumpites next door?’ Virginia Heffernan relayed the mixed emotions she felt after her neighbors “did a great job” plowing the driveway of her upstate New York “pandemic getaway” second home without even being asked. The free snow removal apparently triggered a crisis in propriety because the kind-hearted volunteer plower belongs to a family of Trump supporters. Apparently, Heffernan didn’t know whether to thank them or write an accusatory op-ed about them. She chose the latter.
Describing this selfless gesture as an “act of aggressive niceness,” the Brooklyn-based author said the gesture was comparable to the acts of charity carried out by Hezbollah.
“They offer protection and hospitality and win loyalty that way. And they also demand devotion to their brutal, us-versus-them anti-Sunni cause,” she wrote, referring to the Islamic militant and political group, not to be confused with her next-door neighbor who cleared her driveway of snow for free.
But Heffernan had more bizarre analogies up her sleeve. According to the writer, being nice is a time-honored tactic of all sorts of evil regimes, such as Nazi-occupied France. In her piece, she recalled living with a family in France who described the administration of Vichy France as being “polite.”
She ended her th
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