Wednesday, 27 July 2016

ANOTHER WARNING CALL AS TO FASCIST INFILTRATION

By Eric Draister

I hope people realize that fascists, and fascist ideology, have infiltrated anti-imperialist circles all over social media, and in the political space in general. From variations on arguments ranging from "Hitler wasn't such a bad guy" and "Jews created the refugee crisis to destroy White Christian Europe" to the Illuminati-Rothschild-Freemason-Lizard people, this shit is everywhere.

They are the same people who find every reason to justify fascist ideologies from anti-Muslim hysteria to anti-gay, anti-Jewish, anti-immigrant "traditionalism" and all other manner of fascist bullshit. And they parade this filth as if it's both right and true, and anyone who challenges these lies is a "Zionist" (irrespective of the issue or the politics) or a "puppet" or a "traitor" or a "liar" or a "najdi" or "anti-Resistance." Notice the inability to substantively challenge anything in a meaningful way.

I'm sorry but there is no middle ground here. To be silent in the face of such disgusting garbage is to tacitly approve of it. Fascists are not to be reasoned with...they are to be smashed. No compromise to be had.

I admit I was not as aware of the depth of this infiltration until the refugee crisis really began last fall. I am embarrassed and apologetic that I was slower to address this issue than I should have been. I will not make that mistake again.

I would just add that, in my opinion, everyone has a responsibility to address these ideologies and those who espouse them aggressively. There is no room to "agree to disagree"...sorry, either you confront fascists or you protect them. That is the truth.


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