In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved into nationalism, authoritarianism, or just plain corruption.
Thank-you Mr. Feiffer for an excellent, level-headed, and all-too-rare internationalist assessment of what we are up against.
The fascism that arose in the 1930s arose only in a few states, and was analogous to a solid-tumor cancer that could be excised by non-fascist states.
But today, fascism is a highly disseminated metastatic cancer which must be fought, worldwide, at the neighborhood and community level - in the manner of the immunotherapy cancer treatments. We need to strengthen the neighborhood-level forces that can be rapidly deployed to neutralize fascism (nonviolent ridicule works the best) whenever even just a small clump of these vile cancer cells appear.
For now, a major lesson on the characteristics of fascism - and its most defining characteristic as a kind of a popular mass hysteria-lunacy - can be seen here:
Global Populist Right
you mean white supremacist Fascism
So are we headed for kings and serfs, or are we going to have a fight to prevent it?