|ashtar. - 2021-05-03 |
If you take either palingenetic ultranationalism or Eco's Ur-fascism list as a definition, fascism is common. It's not at all exotic. If you talk to a good cross section of Americans about politics, it's like one in ten people who are at least sympathetic.
I think we've turned it into such a substance-less political bogeyman, though, that many people are unwilling to recognize it for what it is, even when it's very obvious (e.g., Tucker Carlson is a huge flaming fash, but it seems like a lot of people don't want to really come to terms with an out and out nazi wannabe having a huge platform on a major network and what that says about America).