“Never Again?” How fascism hijacks democracies over and over | Rob Riemen

“Never Again?” How fascism hijacks democracies over and over | Rob Riemen


Why is it difficult to identify fascism? Well the first, the main reason I think, is
that it’s bad news. And with bad news, with inconvenient truths
the natural response is denial, right? The most famous form of denial related to
inconvenient truth was the report of the Club of Rome in 1972 limits to the growth, which
was the first scientific report to make clear for the whole world that an ongoing economic
growth in a industrial society will have devastating consequences for the planet. And the denial was enormous for decades. Now the denial is no longer possible and,
you know, governments try to do what they do, and Greenpeace and other organizations—But
imagine how the world, how the planet would have looked like if at that time people would
have realized yes, it’s an inconvenient truth but they are right. We wasted time. So the first part and to say look, the return
of fascism is an inconvenient truth. The second thing is… it’s very embarrassing,
you know. After World War II, especially in my part
of the world where fascism came from, Europe, at our commemoration day we will say, “never
again”. That’s what we said all the time: “Never
again.” And so the whole idea that this terrible,
terrible thing of fascism could be back was, you know, out of the question. The third element is the phenomenon of we
do not know our history anymore. There is a kind of political amnesia. And so we are, we have forgotten some extremely
important warnings which the warnings did not come from the political scientists. The warnings came from important artists. Novelists like Albert Camus and Thomas Mann,
two great artists who lived through the era of fascism. And in 1947, independent of each other, said
“Don’t make the mistake. World War II is over but fascism did not disappear.” Camus even wrote a very important novel about
it, La Peste, The Plague, trying to explain “Look, this phenomenon of fascism is there
to stay because it’s the dark side of every democracy. In every democracy it is possible that at
the very moment the spirit of democracy is gone then you’ll get a society (which we
now call a mass society) which is no longer cultivating the high ideals of a democracy,
but you get the kind of society which is dominated by our lowest instincts – greed, fear, resentment,
hatred, propaganda, stupidity. And that’s where the demagogues and the
populists will move in and they will present their own version of fascism. But we don’t recognize it, again because
the idea is – well we know fascism is a bad thing, but in our, you know, media, Hollywood-oriented
visual culture… look, in a visual culture, evil has to be very visible. Look at Batman, right? Batman, handsome guy. And who’s the evil guy? The Joker, and you immediately see that is
an evil man, right? And James Bond, you immediately recognize
who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. So we think that if there’s evil in our
society you have to be able to immediately see it, right? And so when it comes to fascism probably we’ll
have swastikas and black uniforms and silly gestures. Now of course on the fringe there are always
those lunatics who like to present themselves “Oh we are fascist” or “we are Nazis”
or whatever. That’s the fringe. We can ignore, I mean, those idiots are always
there. But the fascism in our time will present itself
in forms of our time. So we have to look at the characteristics
because the characteristics will be the same. You and I—everybody who looks at this—will
be different next year and five years from now, okay, because of time. At the same time we’re still the same, because
our characteristics are still the same. And so what are the characteristics of a fascist
culture? In a fascist culture you’ll always have,
and again, you know, the terrible examples of Mussolini, Franco and Hitler—they tell
us: The fascist leader will always come forward in a time of crisis. He—most of the time it’s a he—will present
himself as the anti-political leader who will cure society of all social evils. A kind of new messiah. It’s a cult figure. It will always be a form of extreme nationalism,
you know, to “make the country great again”. That’s a very old phrase every fascist will
use. Deprived of any positive idea, not even interested
in it, because those fascist leaders are completely obsessed by self-interest. It’s all about them, them, them, them—them
and nothing else. They know they have to use all kinds of propaganda
to captivate and brainwash and manipulate people. Again this is also an old story. I mean interestingly—enough the focuses
of Sigmund Freud—Mr. Bernays, came here to American in the twenties and he wrote a
small essay which is still available, entitled Propaganda. And Bernays became the godfather of marketing
and he became also very rich because he was one of those people who at that time managed
to make women smoke. And he also could use the techniques of his
uncle Sigmund Freud. But anyway in his essay Propaganda he in a
very honest way said look, of course America is a democracy and Washington was the president
and the congress. He said, “but beyond that is an invisible
government. And that’s us. Because we can control the mind of the people
by marketing, by propaganda, by advertisement, a whole commercial culture is like this, right?” So interestingly enough when the Nazis came
to power in the thirties he got in touch with the White House and said look, you know, I
know those people. Not personally but I know that Goebbels because
I know their techniques. Probably I can help you because we will have
the war of propaganda. So anyway, propaganda. The other thing is all fascists will be and
have to be: pathological liars. It will always be lies, lies, lies, lies,
lies. And a very telling example is that one of
my intellectual heroes, Thomas Mann, who came to America in 1938, in 1948 he gave a lecture
in L.A. And he said at that time, “if fascism should come to America it will come in the
name of freedom.” And interesting enough so many of those fascist
parties are parties for freedom including my country, the Netherlands, is the Party
for Freedom. Of course this is a lie. (Unintelligible) Okay, so there was this thing
of and the demand of complete loyalty. Then because the crisis is there so we always
are in need of a scapegoat. The Jews or the Mexicans or the black people
or people from Poland or wherever. They always are in need of a scapegoat. They are always in need of new enemies. And so the thing is that fascism is a political
expression of our lowest human instincts. And with a leader who knows how to use it,
you’ll get a very corrosive process in your democracy. What we should never forget – two things
about this. We should never forget that Hitler could come
into power through a democratic process. It was a democratic process. And even more telling than that: he lost the
popular vote. He had 11 million votes, and 22 million voters
did not vote for him. But the political parties, the power elite
at that time thought well, you know, we can use the guy, we can control him. We give him this responsibility then people
will understand what kind of failure he is, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, so many things
as we’re seeing here right now. And then there is this terrible blind spot. So even one of the great heroes of the twentieth
century, Winston Churchill, on February 1933 – so Hitler was already in power. He gave a speech for the League Against Socialism—because
as a real conservative, for Churchill, socialism was one of the terrible things and he immediately
related it to Bolshevism, et cetera. In this lecture he gave there he says, he
says quote-unquote, “In Italy it was Mussolini. Mussolini is the Italian genius of law and
his fascism might be the strategy for our future.” Churchill in 1933. I mean it took him even a couple of more years
to realize what the connection is between Mussolini and Hitler. So if even if Churchill, you know, can make
this mistake, and he was not the only one—I mean even Freud in the thirties dedicated
one of his books to Mussolini. And with a whole line up of hundreds of intellectuals
who wanted to see Mussolini. He wasn’t only a politician but he also
was a poet, he wrote plays, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. So anyway fascism always comes with a huge
temptation. This is also the reason why so many intellectuals
and so many artists on the one hand they could go off to Stalin and, you know, Stalin is
the new messiah. But they also felt, you know, temptation to
fascism. So if you put all these things together we
realize that again in moments of crisis when people are losing trust in their own political
system—which is happening—when the democratic spirit is going out a new anti-democratic
spirit will come in. And if we have bad luck—and we are now having
a lot of bad luck in Europe, and here—and here the risk is a leader with a fascist mindset.

100 Comments on "“Never Again?” How fascism hijacks democracies over and over | Rob Riemen"


  1. Bro, the problem is no one asked, but lectures as the wise man of the old. First asked if the explanation not satisfy you, then you have right to comment logically. is not it appropriate, if not pl explain. By the way your thinking is not correct, peoples are basically good if not money greeder.

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  2. The  thing that emerges from this video, made by an obviously intelligent and decent Dutchman is that he just speaks about some general characteristics of the rise of fascism. He does not concentrate on the fact that Mussollini began his political career as a left wing socialist and then invented fascism from there on. He starts by saying that Hitler came to power on a popular vote that did not include the majority who did not vote for him. It is important to realise what happened AFTER Hitler came to power and how he subverted the democratic process in very short order, as did Mussollin. If ever that starts to happen AGAIN then we will know fascism is seriously on the march again.

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  3. People forget far too easily that Fascism is, and always will be, a political response to the spread of Communism and radical leftist ideologies.

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  4. It's all about the Icklephenian Troophs. Damn Troophs! You're bad news! (Subject matter assimilated. Brain actualized. Target acquired. Vocal register lowered. Speech command: "The Trooph is, you're Icklephinished you fascist scum!").

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  5. Jesus is indeed Lucifer the Morning Star, which is why Isaiah 14:12 lists Lucifer as the Morning Star and then Jesus calls himself the Morning Star in Rev 22:16.  The reason Christards fail to see the obvious is because they are brainwashed by their churches into reading the Bible BACKWARDS and reading the New Testament BEFORE the Old Testament.  We read books from FRONT TO BACK for a reason, and that is because you can't possibly understand the end of a book that you don't understand the beginning of.  And it is not even possible to fully understand a book from reading the LAST QUARTER of it.  With that being said…—->  Adam and Eve were NOT first, and the 2 stories of Creation in Genesis are NOT about the same Creation as the Christian church teaches.  GOD makes people on the 6th day of Creation in Genesis 1:26.  Then in Genesis chapter 2 God rests, God sanctifies the 7th day, and then the LORD God of Israel creates Adam and Eve on the 7th day of Creation.  To work on the 7th day that God has blessed and sanctified is BLASPHEMY, which is what makes the LORD God SATAN the LORD of this world.  That also makes clear that Adam and Eve were NOT FIRST, they were made second.  Doesn't the 6th day of Creation come BEFORE the 7th day of Creation?—->  The family lineage that begins with Adam and ends with Jesus is the family lineage made by SATAN the LORD God, not God.  That's why Isaiah 14:12 lists Lucifer as the Morning Star, and then Jesus calls himself the Morning Star in Rev 22:16.  Jesus was Lucifer in the flesh, not God in the flesh.  Jesus is Lucifer the Morning Star!  Go to my channel for more details…

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  6. This is an interesting left wing perspective. You should do a documentary on how marxists are hijacking the mainstream media despite socialism destroying every country it is implemented in.

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  7. why people always think they know what is good or bad. what i know both idea have it pros and cons, label one as bad is just narrow minded.

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  8. Fascism slipped into America in 2016 with help from the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX run media stations. When you have 'media' stations run by huge corporations who profit from CREATING DEATH AND CONFLICT, don't expect any truth. And of course, this level of lies can only be believed by a bunch of gullible worthless CHRISTIAN RETARDS.

    That's how fascism slipped into power in America…

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  9. "Fascism could be better called CORPORATISM because it is a merging of interests of corporations and the Govt." – Bennito Mussolini, founder of Fascism.

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  10. He ignores a lot of aspects of the modern world that were not there in the 30’s. Like mass migration from different continents and the clash of cultures. Fascism if it will ever take hold , will be as a survival mechanism.

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  11. This is why Liberals and Progressives need to step up against the SJW neo-Marxists or else the right wing trolls will gain traction where enough people will accept countering Left Wing extremists with Right Wing extremists. Silence of Liberals and Progressives will pave the way for unstoppable Fascism in the US.

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  12. we are very base creatures indeed. we have the capacity for depth but we choose to be base. most of us. you wonder what is the point of humans if that's the case.

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  13. I think its funny how a german guy can sit and say never again, and then have a facist regime under angela merkel and EU.

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  14. Everything Rob said depicts what is going on in the Trump administration. Though it didn’t start there of course, but this is our most dangerous moment in history.

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  15. "The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant."
    ~Maximilien Robespierre

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  16. Mussolini died in 1945. There are literally no Fascists any where in the world. The word "Fascist" exists only as an insult for people you don't like. So who are these "Fascists" this guy is talking about? Who knows. He doesn't say. But be sure to send him money to fight them. Look forward to hearing about the ALWAYS GROWING threat of fascism for all eternity, or until your money runs out.

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  17. America's police and court systems are rigged against us and the citizens have become the new enemies of the state! No one is protecting our rights and interests!

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  18. At first, I thought, 'this is the most ill-formed video I've seen from this source." It seemed to be lacking in a full point, and full of random things. At first, I found nothing of real use. But then I realized that he is truly referring to the current American condition. The point fell through, though I cannot say that I agree with it fully.

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  19. What does this guy have to eat, if he turns out to be wrong. Trump and those that support him want more free speech, the
    left and antifa, use violence to silence their opponents. None of his examples would have happened with our constitution.
    Why isTrump, improving the economy if they need chaos, and crisis, that makes it harder. Our republic is almost 250 years old The governments and the structures of those countries were 10-12 years old or less With massive problems. The NAZIS were socialists, you idiot! It's the Z, in NAZI, ..Zoscialismus HELLO !!

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  20. Fascism is a political ultra-right winged ideology . People tend to use it for every group they dislike, but it needs certain criteria. Leftwinged totalitarian regimes can be called 'Stalinist' never Fascist. The word Fascism is invented by Mussolini.It comes from latin 'fasci', a symbol from ancient Rome that is a stick made of many little sticks. It means óne sticks breaks easy but all together it is strong. Fascism therefor re presents' the fasci' . The individual does not count. Only the group, country and leader counts.

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  21. This is Why I'm fearing for America right now. Because both the left and right are acting very deadly towards democracy.

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  22. In Austria, a scandal about Nazi songs of a fraternity (Burschenschaft) lerreaches the highest level of government: head of state van der Bellen calls for complete education. The explosive: a Freedom Party politician was for years .

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  23. Jesus is indeed Lucifer the Morning Star, which is why Isaiah 14:12 lists Lucifer as the Morning Star and then Jesus calls himself the Morning Star in Rev 22:16.  The reason Christards fail to see the obvious is because they are brainwashed by their churches into reading the Bible BACKWARDS and reading the New Testament BEFORE the Old Testament.  We read books from FRONT TO BACK for a reason, and that is because you can't possibly understand the end of a book that you don't understand the beginning of.  And it is not even possible to fully understand a book from reading the LAST QUARTER of it.  With that being said…—->  Adam and Eve were NOT first, and the 2 stories of Creation in Genesis are NOT about the same Creation as the Christian church teaches.  GOD makes people on the 6th day of Creation in Genesis 1:26.  Then in Genesis chapter 2 God rests, God sanctifies the 7th day, and then the LORD God of Israel creates Adam and Eve on the 7th day of Creation.  To work on the 7th day that God has blessed and sanctified is BLASPHEMY, which is what makes the LORD God SATAN the LORD of this world.  That also makes clear that Adam and Eve were NOT FIRST, they were made second.  Doesn't the 6th day of Creation come BEFORE the 7th day of Creation?—->  The family lineage that begins with Adam and ends with Jesus is the family lineage made by SATAN the LORD God, not God.  That's why Isaiah 14:12 lists Lucifer as the Morning Star, and then Jesus calls himself the Morning Star in Rev 22:16.  Jesus was Lucifer in the flesh, not God in the flesh.  Jesus is Lucifer the Morning Star!  Go to my channel for more details…

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  24. "Fascism" is a beautiful yet unknown aesthetic. The creed, 'together we are stronger' it is about the great goal… the idea that society is not just about individuals living in the moment, but rather it is a a process extending beyond the atomized individual and extends beyond the present, it is about the past as well as the future. Democracy is cancer.

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  25. We have a fascist leader in India called prime minister modi who exactly fits all the criteria of fascist

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  26. Sometimes countries, especially brown ones, do well with fascism. America will be shit with democracy as a brown state so say goodbye to to everything you loved about this nation. Embrace the fash. Maybe we’ll luck out and get a Shah or a Pinochet

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  27. This video explains nothing of the pretext to fascism. Neither does it go over some of the techniques… Just a vague attempt at intellectualism with advent of Trump presidency… Garbage propaganda video…

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  28. Donald Trump is following this play book to the T. The one difference is that we in the U.S. are not in a true crisis, so the ideas of hatred and mistrust haven't taken hold in most americans. I worry about the next potentially 7 years where that big oaf could put us in a crisis though.

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  29. The speaker is rightfully linking widespread lying as the norm to fascism, but then practically dumps them on Trump…. It's really hard to defend that weasel (Trump), but his lies are so bombastic and obvious- like I had the biggest crowd at inauguration. It's just silly.

    How about the other side of spectrum- from political things like- Russia collusion- you really have to hate Trump with all your guts to consider Russia collusion a credible thing after a year of hype and no evidence. Then there are the wide spread efforts to enshrine the idea that all people are equals. No one is smarter, shorter, fatter, older- these are all social constructs. Like the race and lately even gender is up in the air. No boys, no girls, no race – only shapes of people. More than that, there is no objective truth it's all relative and socially constructed.

    Gender pay gap is something routinely flouted around as if it hasn't been bunked, debunked, bunked again and rebunked a 1000 times by now. Widespread racism, despite there are no races. Logic is not the left's strong suit. It finds any and all different types of thinking damaging, micro aggression our right out aggressive and bans all speakers from even talking to students at universities- where the truth is under viscous assault the most. Saying "bless you" to a fellow student is a micro-aggression.

    And if all that wasn't enough to paint a clear picture where the widespread lying is the norm- this speaker right here- used Club of Rome in a sentence that basically said- it was an inconvenient truth- instead of pile of gibberish, it really is. Total number of humans will peak at about 9 billion and will taper off. Club of Rome got it seriously wrong here. Please read more about Club of Rome report if you're interested. Anyone claiming there will be much more people doubts the objectivity of truth. Club of Rome also envisions the world stuck in 1960s era of tech. Someone should point out that we have iphones and a freeking space station in orbit of our planet right now. Oh yeah, we also landed on the moon. Who knew tech is getting ridiculously better, bordering sci-fi at ever increasing rates? Not Club of Rome- that's who.

    So tell me again, mister speaker- how again does fascism progress?

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  30. Neoliberalism is to blame for the current fascist backlash in many countries around the world. It’s like a protective instinct in people to just close down, retreat to what they know and exclude any outside interference. In Europe or the US could not explain sufficiently well how exposing their peoples to less and less regulated free trade could benefit all of them … because it didn’t… wealth spreads a little more around the globe, at the same time so does poverty. For highly developed countries its a loosing game. In the meantime you get multi national corporations with no incentive to support social structures in the countries they operate in, which get to influence on a large scale how and where global politics are shaped. The angry reaction of the common man seems to be the only thing they have left – it’s not right and it’s easy to point fingers at but the main reason we see this is due to systemic violence and pressures that globally operating businesses put on their societies.

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  31. Fascism is nature correcting itself. When liberal democracy falls to communism…The natural correction is classical fascism. FYI I love how this is a continuous assault on fascism but still neglects how communism killed 16x the amount of people and that's where trends are pointing.

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  32. It's hard to listen to someone speaking English when you know you can easily understand them if they just spoke your native language. Toch, it was een interessant talkje

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  33. The biggest problem here is that Trump has virtually no ideology. He's even advocated for universal healthcare during the primaries. He doesn't know anything and there's no ideology inspiring him. He's completely and utterly driven by his own narcissism.

    Drawing lines to the rise of fascism in the past is giving Trump too much credit IMO.

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  34. Successful fascism is designed to appeal to the most ignorant and least educated. They get their news from the Fox network, they barely made it out of high school, and they've learned everything they (think they) need to know. They want answers handed to them, and those answers should have a strong emotional appeal. Thinking is tiring; they'd rather let their leaders think for them.
    Successful fascists incorporate religion and symbolism into their governing. They bring well-known spiritual leaders to public appearances, and pretend to listen to their counsel. They wave flags and sing patriotic songs. They pander to their audience using cheap emotion and feel-good slogans.
    Those who believe their bullshit deserve the government they get.

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  35. Very good analysis of what fascism is and how it manages to keep popping up. The thing is we know what it is and how it works. But we dont know how to find a solution. I should add that fascism is also the most effective way for a egotist to rule. Its in the natural law of our universe that we will never win this without using the beneficial parts of fascim to rule ourselves. How in the world will we ever be in a position to get where a fascist is while staying humane fair just and morally correct even towards people who dont care about us and even kill, put us into jail, and hunt us pro humans? Is that even possible? For millenias our civilization is build like this. Is there even a little chance to change that? Brainstorming please. Lets quit the whining.

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  36. I believe that any great leader will resonate with societies' deep emotional state. Hitler and Gandhi are great examples of that, although their believe systems were very different. I find this video a little bit shallow because there is more to Fascism than just having leadership skills and resonating with people…

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  37. Clear sign you suffer from TDS: immediately move to the tired "Trump is Hitler / Trump is a facist" trope. one problem: trump hasnt murdered a few million jews, or any of the ~50M TDS afflicted citizens. that might be an inconvenient truth for Little Rob Rieman to gnaw on.

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  38. and apparently forgotten in history by Little Rob, America is NOT a democracy. The founders knew of the issues with that approach and – thankfully – planned accordingly. which is why all the "great" fascists in the world came to be in actual democracies; and why the US is relatively immune to the issue.

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  39. the idea that "It could happen here" still leaves room for people to think that they are the heroes. Its better said that "It can come from me!"

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  40. Fascism is a marriage between big govt and corporations, nothing to do with Hitler who was a (national) socialist, as opposed to a one world socialist (communism)
    Mussolini was a fascist, not necessarily bad, if big govt and big corporations are working for the greater good of the people and their society.

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  41. Do you even know what a fascist is? It's a political entity who wants to use the governmental power to control how citizens think and act.

    Do you even know which side of American politics wants to do this? Leftists. Not Republicans, not Liberals, but leftists… that is, "Progressives" (Regressives).

    They want speech codes enforced on people, they want hate speech, they want to outlaw wrongthink, they want the government to weaponize its arms against their political opponents (and Obama did just that, many times).

    You people are so fucking stupid, you don't even know what a fascist is. You think you can change the word and then throw it at "everybody who thinks differently than me" and you don't even realize as you stomp around trying to outlaw free speech (and free thought) YOU are the fascists.

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  42. It's media monopolies which were possible for a short timespan only when broadcasting was new and expensive and controllable. This moron has no clue what he is talking about. Fascism without media monopolies isn't possible. It is a matter of mechanisms of power and has nothing to do with "characteristics". Lots of morons around in these times and age. Interestingly enough he's spreading the same bullshit regarding Bernays most fascists sects are spreading. Bernays did not know anything and no Nazi has ever read his sermons.

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  43. I feel like the U.S. has two competing fascist movements: The Republicans want absolute government power to "save" us from the evil Muslim fanatics and the job-destroying Mexicans, and the Democrats want absolute government power to "save" us from the evil Christian fanatics and the job-destroying corporations. Yet both claim to be against government overreach, while systematically taking turns expanding federal powers.

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  44. Bill Clinton made the claim of making America great again. It is a standard slogan and is not necessarily fascist.

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  45. There's nothing fascistic about Trump. The proposition it's self is so incredibly ignorant of what fascism is, it's almost offensively irrational.

    Ask yourself… What do you actually know about fascism? How many books have you read about fascism? Or really cause fascism isn't the worst authoritarianism, how much do you know about the history of authoritarians?

    "But Trumps a nationalist" only shows how ignorantly swayed you are by propaganda. Or how much of a bubble you exist in.

    Every country puts their country first. To NOT put your country first would be considered treason. "Make America great again" is obviously propagandistic, but because Nazis used propaganda stating they wanted to make their country great, and expect that to be a meaningful or useful correlation, makes you look beyond the pale of stupid. Do you think when tyrants take over, they look through the propaganda of past tyrants for ideas to tip off the whole population? THINK about how absolutely retarded that proposition is.

    What tyrant WEAKENS their government authority by defunding and decentralizing its power structures?

    The Trumps platform is very similar to Bill Clintons.

    What tyrant WANTS citizens to have guns?
    Who wants to take away guns? There's where you tyrant is coming from.

    What tyrant lets the media relentlessly mock them?
    "Oh but he makes fun of them and didn't let some asshole reporters into the press briefing"
    I suppose in the fantasy world of words are violence this makes sense.
    A LOT worse has been done, by U.S. Presidents in recent history.

    You think you're not nationalistic? You think you don't want America to be taken care of first? Do you agree with Obamacare?
    There are CHILDREN dying torturous deaths, and you're complaining about "muh healthcare".

    I honestly don't fucking believe you.

    If you think Trump is Hitler incarnate, you should WANT guns!!! The WHOLE FUCKING JUSTIFICATION FOR THE 2ND AMENDEMENT AND THE REASON SO MANY TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE GUNS IS AS A LAST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST SOMETHING LIKE A FASCISTIC TAKEOVER!!!

    The whole reason the so few powers were delegated to the federal government. The whole reason those powers were delegated to the states and the people, was to decentralize the governmental powers.

    Study some history of the rise of authoritarians, then read the constitution. The whole thing, you should have already done it 100x already. The founders of America knew what you're doing. Bernie Saunders and you with your overpriced worthless degree and socialist ideals have no fucking clue. Bernie Saunders doesn't want less corruption. Bernie Saunders doesn't want the U.S. to be more like the Scandinavian countries. The Scandinavian countries are more capitalistic, smaller governments, and some of them like Sweden are more decentralized, than the U.S. they also all have about the same population size as a state. If Bernie Saunders wanted the U.S. to be more the those counties, he'd be more in favor of Trumps policies. Hillary has such a long history of obvious and gross corruption, including stealing the nomination from Bernie, who probably would have won against Trump, there's your villan. Stop being so tribal to defend her, she's a disgusting human being. She doesn't stand for ANY of your values, she doesn't actually even lean left. You could have put almost ANYONE up against Trump and they would have one, but she's lied, manipulated, probably killed (not joking, dozens of people close to her have died under questionable circumstances) her way to the nomination and she's so.corrupted and unlikable SHE WIN AGAINST FUCKING TRUMP!!! FUCKING TRUMP!!!

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SHIT ROSES!!!

    (No I didn't vote for Trump either. I'm just realistic about reality. The world is so much clearer when you refuse tribal affiliations.)

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  46. When people are angry, proudly ignorant, zealous in culture or religion; they are the ground ripe and ready to receive and germinate the fascist spores into a bloom of death and destruction.

    Beware the demagogue, the perpetual liar, the narcissist with a megaphone who appeals to a glorious mythological past.  Beware the fetish of power, the demand for loyalty, scapegoating, and ultra-nationalism.  Listen for hate and distrust being woven like dark tendrils beneath the surface.  Look for a loosening of the rule of law with regards to the leader, and a tightening of its application to everyone who is not goose-stepping to the leader's call to arms.  Watch for the disregard of human rights, for black deeds done in the shadows with a patina of patriotism.

    Fascism does not announce itself – in the beginning – but rots the social fabric of trust, cooperation, rule of law, and all of the foundational elements that allow a society to be civil.  Fascism tweaks the emotions with hot buttons.  Propaganda are the hands, and charisma the glitter that burns away the inhibitions to do what is needed to make the leader and his vision a downward spiral into death.  It always ends badly, in a frenzy of horror, but in the beginning it does not show its ugly countenance – clearly.  But, the hints are there if you are willing to look and not turn your gaze away.  They are there if you look at how fascism erupted in the past.

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  47. So you talk about when people feel democracy has failed , then “the populists” come out and fascism ensues. How about making sure democracy stays stable by let’s say keeping media honest and not divide the population in the first place.

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  48. Speak without as many pauses and as many "uh" and "um". You sound like your lying and making up a story. To….to….today old man.

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  49. I want to govern my own life. I would appreciate if you govern your own life. Stop relying on me to solve your problems.

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  50. How? Oh that's easy, allow left scum to take over.
    As soon as they do, they try to destroy the world around them and anyone that doesn't agree with their ideology.
    Fascism, Communism, Marxism, Socialism, etc. Leftist ideals thanks to leftist scum. We have 100 years of history, suffering, and death to show that these ideals are a failed experiment that only leads to self defeat.

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  51. Yes, but the matter Alfie Evans is a demonstration of ultrafascist eugenics. This is a horrific example of neodarwinism and natural selection application.

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  52. So you are saying that killing around 6 milion people because thay are different race like in nazism is bad but killing around 100 milion innocent people because they have different opinion like in socialism is ok?
    You ser are no better that those fascists that you talk about.

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  53. I like to think of the 2016 election as the year we stopped Fascism in its tracks by denying Hillary Clinton her chance to fundamentally transform America like Obama tried to do. We Stopped California from decided politics for the whole country thanks to the Electoral College system, which gives every state a voice in the election. The way I see it, we are less Fascist than at any point in the last 10 years.

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  54. No proper description of Fascism at all in over 12 minutes. Maybe this channel should be called Small Think.

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  55. In the beginning Hitler and Mussolini were not allies, they had aligned troops against each other along the borders. You can look it up

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  56. The only point I disagree strongly with is when you depict Churchill (one of the bloodiest criminals of his times) as an "hero" who made a "mistake". He knew very well what Mussolini and Hitler were doing and he was exactly on their wavelength. He was himself implied in a genocide and his racist views weren't much different than Hitler's ones… In any case this is another indicator of how deep fascist propaganda goes. If a criminal wins over the others it's called hero and all his crimes deleted from history books.

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  57. Fascism is a natural reaction to chaos. When democracy either fails because it reaches gridlock, the population becomes too stupid to make informed decisions, or due to foreign or domestic subversion, times get hard and people turn to the strong to fix their problems. The sad thing is it reaches a point where only an authoritarian state can fix the problems. The goal should be to resolve them before that point is reached, but many can't seem to. Also the appeal of fascism, at least in the 20s and 30s, was because it was the only political ideology who had the balls to stand up to the communists. Fascism is more or less the pinnacle of human nature implemented on a governmental level. The strong rule, it is tribalistic, and an enemy of collectivist systems. That is why it is so effective when implemented, but the cost is liberty. When a nation no longer has enough self-control to responsibly handle liberty, it is only natural it looses it.

    Fascism will return in the 21st century, and the reemergence of communism is what will fuel it.

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  58. But fascism is rising in India though there is no crisis sitution 🤔 Some one please add Hindi subtitles to this.

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  59. Trump is a fat blob of Satan sperm, with a cult of useful idiots & convenient fools, who will believe and go along with anything he says & does!

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  60. People like you thought the world was going to freeze in the 70s and the 80s and now you're saying the world is melting because of global warming it is now know as climate change because you think mankind is causing the world to warm up. Go look up the year of with no summer in 1816 and the Washington Post article from 1922.

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  61. You had me up until you said Hitler came to power by a vote, People dont come up with huge resources in a short time, he was helped a lot.

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  62. I like how he is saying that fascists are only men and are the only parties that have the marketing and PR departments – also called propaganda departments. Such a naive view at things – the BIG THINKER.

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