Taken from Wesley Smith: An Anti-Human Movement
“Oh, but humans are just another kind of animal.”
Degrade people to the status of rats gives you the license needed to treat them like rats.
But somehow, the Right Sort who are doing the stomping are never given the status of ‘another kind of animal’.
Somehow, they always get to speak with a Superior Voice than the mere animals: something about “advanced evolutionary position” or “visionary guide to the future” or some other Superhuman position (that they discovered, of course), that gives them the right to dispose of the Inferiors.