It Doesn’t Take Much…

It doesn’t take much to convince people to embrace fascism, especially in an environment where people are afraid and unsure of the future (sound familiar? *cough* covid *cough*). But even in a healthy environment people can still be easily drawn into a fascist mindset. Sloganeering, a push for communal thinking, and a casting out of dissenters are just some of the signs that you’ve entered into fascist territory.

I remember when I was in high school, learning about WW2 Germany. Our teacher showed us a short film called The Wave. The film is based on a true story in which a California high school teacher conducted an experiment on his students. The experiment is known as The Third Wave Experiment, and in just five days the teacher turned his history students into a bunch of loyal fascists. It’s quite fascinating. It’s an older film, and it’s a bit cheesy, but it is worth watching…

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