…uropean societies, the Fascists used anti-Semitism and extreme nationalism to build their presence, promising salvation to various sections of society, while focusing most of their threats and ire on Marxism/Social Democracy, promising to destroy it as the greatest threat to capitalist society and Fascist’s state project.
The names have changed but the game is the same, promises of economic benefit to one group (promises that will not be fulfilled) while blaming, threatening, demonizing and oppressing other groups (they are the reason for the unfulfilled promises.) Meanwhile power concentrates in increasingly corrupt ways. This game is old. And easy…it is an easy con to run, as long as there are lots of stupid people to fall for it. Are there really still this many stupid people? This is what I find difficult to believe.