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...i am of the opinion his sentiments are genuine and guaranteed to appeal to the vain snobbery of his intended audience, despite the absurdist approach or perhaps the more so because....
I am failing to see fascism in this scenario. I simple see groups of people afraid they will lose their standard of living and life as they know it. If time proves them wrong, they will back off.
But now the Sweden Democrats have shattered that consensus — and are reaping the political gains.
“We need to send the signal that people wanting to come here are not welcome,” said Markus Wiechel, the party’s 27-year-old point person in parliament on migration.
Saying that, Wiechel acknowledged, would have made him a social outcast only a few years ago. Today, he said, the Sweden Democrats are treated “as saviors” for their dire warnings that refugees will destroy the country’s finances and poison Swedish culture with poverty, crime and an alien religion.
“Everything has changed,” said Wiechel, his blond hair slicked back and his eyes burning with intensity. “We’re more acceptable than ever.”
I was interested in several things you've said in this thread, including:
I was wondering what it would take for you to recognize it when it actually happens
originally posted by: Kantzveldt
a reply to: Spiramirabilis
The point is this, there is nothing more likely to give rise to Fascism than the attitude highlighted in the OP, the bypassing of the Middle class due to their own conceits and the mobilization of the protective instincts of the working class by those that have ulterior motives, if they would rather insult people and scheme their demise rather than address their valid concerns they'll eventually find themselves hanging from lamp posts.
It is clearly the case that those running or more properly ruining Sweden have lost touch with reality entirely, and they're only a step or two ahead of other Western Nations, their greatest exploited weakness in my opinion lies in the fact that they are actually the nicest of peoples, which is no character flaw of itself but fatal in conjunction with naivete, as long as their is evil in the world.
originally posted by: SprocketUK
It's bubbly all round for those at the top, and if the peasants are suffering, well, they are horrible people anyway...aren't they?
Creationists have often made me doubt evolution, but probably not in the way they think.