At 10/28/12 10:25 AM, camobch0 wrote:
I don't even understand how people can justify re-introducing Fascism and essentially a new Nazi regime.
It's easy. People who are starving and dying from lack of food and medical care will turn to anyone who promises to end their suffering. Liberalism is a nice idea, but when you don't know where your next meal is coming from it doesn't seem terribly important. Ultimately, when Civilian rule fails the military takes over and that almost always means Fascism. It is easy to point the finger and say, "No I would never do that!" when your resolve has never been sufficiently tested.
Post WWI Germans were no different then any other people, which is to say that what happened in Germany could easily happen elsewhere. Ignoring the ugly side of human nature does not make it disappear and it does not lead to a better result. Wiemar Germans by in large held exactly the same viewpoint as you do. They were just as evolved, cultured, and liberal as any people on the planet at that time. The only difference is that of rampant poverty. People will do unspeakable things if they think it will help them or their family to survive.
You see, the alternative to Capitalism is not Communism, it is Fascism. It is easy to point the finger at the negatives of Fascism while ignoring the positives, especially if you yourself are safe and comfortable. Under German Fascism people had a job and enough to eat and German Fascism was spearheaded by the poor and disenfranchised. If you do not take care of your people they will take care of you. Golden Dawn is simply a logical solution of an obvious problem, unless you think Austerity is working in Greece?