Alarm signals are increasing worldwide that indicate a strengthening of fascist forces. At the same time, there are many who deny this fact and even say, slogans like „Nazis Get Out“ split and even more are a sign of the brutalization of language. I think, the opposite is true. A German tv journalist who tweetet „Nazis Out“ got as response thousands of bad comments including death threats and rape threats. That`s why alertness and solidarity of all people who want to maintain our democracy is needed.
There are 14 warning signs of fascism. Looking through them, I think there`s no Western country that undoubtedly and 100 percent meets all these signs. But there are some governments that seem on the way and I surely know a lot of parties and movements everywhere that would love to reach such a state.
- Powerful and continuing nationalism
- Disdain for human rights
- Identification of enemies as a unifying cause
- Supremacy of the military
- Rampant sexism
- Controlled mass media
- Obsession with national security
- Religion and government intertwined
- Corporate power protected
- Labor power suppressed
- Disdain for intellectuals & the arts
- Obsession with crime & punishment
- Rampant cronyism & corruption
- Fraudulent elections
Let`s keep the above mentioned warning signs in mind and be on the guard. NAZIS GET OUT remains to be the slogan of all defenders of democracy!