Fascism is a religion. The 20th century will be known in history as the century of fascism.
〰️ Benito Mussolini
I’d like to draw some comparisons and contrasts between our present situation and that of #fascist Italy between 1922 and 1945. I choose fascist #Italy rather than #Nazi#Germany because it has always seemed to me a better comparison.
As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.
In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
THE TRUMP-HITLER COMPARISON.
Is there any comparison? Between the way the campaigns of Donald #Trump and Adolf #Hitler should have been treated by the #media and the culture? The way the media should act now? The problem of #normalization?
Because I’d written a book called Explaining Hitler several editors had asked me, during the #campaign, to see what could be said on the subject.
Until the morning after the election I had declined them.
On February 27, 1933 the German Parliament building burned, Adolf #Hitler rejoiced, and the #Nazi era began. 1/
#Hitler, who had just been named head of a #government that was legally formed after the democratic #elections of the previous November, seized the opportunity to change the system. “There will be no mercy now,” he exulted. “Anyone standing in our way will be cut down.”
The next day, at Hitler’s advice and urging, the #German#president issued a decree “for the protection of the people and the state.”
3/ The Women in the Photograph, with her Two Children has been Identified as Kami Kennedy, widow of US Army Maj. Thomas Kennedy... Here they are on the Red Carpet with Co-Founders of Children Of Fallen Patriots, David and Cynthia Kim @realDonaldTrump#PedoGateNews
Amazon publishes a library of white nationalist books and magazines. They know it, and won’t stop mic.com/articles/19145…
For celebrity racists and white nationalist intellectuals, one marketplace is still open for business: Amazon, where fresh titles like The White Nationalist Manifesto are available to Kindle users everywhere.
For celebrity racists and white nationalist intellectuals, one marketplace is still open for business: Amazon, where fresh titles like The White Nationalist Manifesto are available to Kindle users everywhere even after years of public outrage and journalistic scrutiny
Speaking of white supremacists in Edmonton, who wants to meet more #yeg Soldiers of Odin?
Meet Todd Chatters.
Todd Chatters claims on his Facebook profile to be a labourer at O'Hanlon Paving. At @/trash_fabulous on Twitter he pinned a tweet of a rather nasty injury on his cheek he says came from a 5-inch grinder.
This same injury can be seen in his softsoap interview with Jeff "Definitely Not a Nazi I Just Hang Out with Them" Sharpe, uploaded by Youtuber user "Holy War" on September 4. The gash is better healed over, but still visible on his left cheek, which matches his pinned tweet.
.#BASantamaria was a strong player in #auspol late 50's early 60's. If you were growing up in those years you would hear this weird voice on the radio talking about the dangers of #unionism & the need for #RomanCatholics to get involved. It was like the voice from Hell.
Es geht um all die #Hutbürger in den #Behörden. Denn dort keimt schon seit langem das Gefühl, ungerecht behandelt zu werden. Die #Arbeit ist eintönig, die Bezahlung unterdurchschnittlich, das Ansehen schlecht und die Zukunftsperspektiven eher mau. #Haftbefehl 2/
On this Day - 1939, the #Nazi-#Soviet Pact was announced in Moscow. As well as a 10-year Non-Aggression Pact, Stalin and Hitler agreed to divide central Europe between them. Here, Stalin toasts the pact with Hitler's photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann.
The Nazi-Soviet Pact gave #Hitler the green light for his plans to invade Poland: a week after its signature, German forces invaded their eastern neighbour. Poland's allies - Britain and France - responded by declaring war on Germany on 3 September. #WW2 in Europe had begun.
Two weeks later, on 17 September, #Stalin's Red Army also invaded #Poland, to claim the spoils promised by the Pact with Hitler. The two invading forces met at Brest-Litovsk, where a joint Red Army/Wehrmacht parade was held, with German and Soviet troops happily fraternising.
In February 2017, the Charlottesville City Council voted to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from a local park named for him & in June they voted to rename it “Emancipation Park.” nytimes.com/2017/08/13/us/…
#TommyRobinson-his many names-crimes: cocaine dealer-sunbed entrepreneur
His 1st conviction was 4 kicking a policeman in the head when intervened to stop him beating up his girlfriend in the street after night out-Then mortgage fraud
#Palestinians are not indigenous to #Palestine👈This propaganda has no other purpose than 2 further dehumanize Palestinians & justify #Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing & murder
In #BenGurion own words👇😡you'll see how that outrageous claim is far removed from historical reality
In einem Theaterstück zum Thema #Rassismus tut ein #Nazi-Darsteller eben das, was #Nazis tun - rassistisch beleidigen.
Klingt komisch? War aber so.
Was aber ...1/x
...soll er denn sonst tun?
Soll er den Baseballschläger beiseite legen & sagen "Gehen Sie bitte nach Hause, Sie Person of Colour"?
Solch ein #Nazi wäre eine Witzfigur.
Solch ein Nazi macht keine Angst.
Solch ein Nazi vermittelt nicht, was der Schrecken seiner Ideologie ist.
Wie will man also den Schrecken und den #Terror von #Rassismus & #Faschismus vermitteln, wenn man diesen nicht mehr in Worte kleiden kann?
Is #Israel an '#Apartheid' state? This #UN report says yes
If being an apartheid state means committing inhumane acts, systematic oppression & domination by one racial group over another, then Israel is guilty, a UN panel has determined in a new report wapo.st/2m5aHoJ?tid=ss…
#Apartheid is a term once associated with #SouthAfrica's white-rule system, but now represents a broad term for crimes against humanity under international law & the Rome Statute that set up International Criminal Court @ICC, said the report in its executive summary on Wednesday
#Israelis who find the term #Apartheid inaccurate & inflammatory when applied to their conflict with the #Palestinians, immediately slammed the report-A government spokesman even compared it to #Nazi tabloid Der Sturmer which promoted Nazi propaganda & was virulently #Antisemitic
[...] "The watchman’s task has always been a thankless one.
"There are treacherous fifth column elements, who are really working for the #defeat of the #nation, at the hands of its enemies.
"These subversive elements readily gain and hold the #public’s ear, because they soothingly tell the people what they want to hear. Go back to sleep, no danger can come, and there is nothing you can do.