Really pertinent historical parallels and context for recent events, good summaries of many important issues at play right now, and insightful perspectives.
Great follow up read to my last article. Highly, highly recommend.
Antifa are an organisation of ‘anti-fascists,’ though I use the term so loosely that it slides right off the bones of Antifa like rotting flesh, revealing the jagged skeleton of fascism.
There’s a quote often mistaken to originate from Winston Churchill, though its actual origin is more likely to be that of Huey Long a populist politician from the state of Louisiana in the 1930’s. The quote can be summarised as follows:
“When Fascism comes to America, it will (be in the name of/come under the guise of/be called) anti-Fascism!”
Huey was arguing a point about fascism, that it isn’t so easily identifiable as a swastika. His point was that fascism is first and foremost an ideology, and that anyone can display it. It would almost be humorous the coincidence that the fascists of America call themselves anti-fascists, if it weren’t for the fact that none of this is funny.
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