On June 22, 1941, Nazi Wehrmacht units penetrated Soviet territory. Einsatzgruppen, or killing squads, followed in their wake to massacre “subhumans”: Jews and others deemed racially inferior by the German “Übermenschen”. One Einsatzgruppe commander, Friedrich Jeckeln, to save labor and ammunition, devised an efficient method for mass killing. It entailed forcing victims to strip naked and lie facedown next to each other in a pit, so that the backs of their heads could each absorb a single bullet, creating a fresh bed of corpses upon which the next layer of victims could lie. Jeckeln’s men repeated this process, layer by layer, until each pit was filled with bodies. Jeckeln’s innovation (“sardine packing”) evinces the fanatical Nazi belief in “Untermenschen”. Similarly, when in 1928 Stalin forcibly collectivized Soviet agriculture to accelerate the arrival of the Communist utopia, he and his collaborators self-assuredly starved and murdered millions of people—categorized as “kulaks” or prosperous peasants—who were portrayed by Communist theory as scoundrels: enemies of the morally superior working class. Nazism and Communism were in many ways diametrically opposed worldviews. But they shared a key ideological attribute: they divided human beings into categories, and they assigned to those categories different intrinsic moral worths. It was this specific ideological attribute that ultimately caused the mass killings perpetrated by both the Nazi and Communist movements, and by other historical movements besides. “Woke” ideology shares this attribute also, which is why, on moral grounds alone, it should be vigorously resisted.