I like to focus on solutions rather than problems. However due to recent events I feel it is my duty as a bard, as a researcher and as a decent human being to comment on the rise of fascism, racism and sexism.
What is fascism?
“Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of radical right-wing, authoritarianultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before spreading to other European countries. Opposed to liberalism, Marxism, and anarchism, fascism is placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum.” Wikipedia.
This article was partly inspired by the documentary The Great Hack but more specifically by the mainstream medias lack of response to it…
The Great Hack is basically about how Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data without consent to identify people who were politically on the fence and took advantage of their fears and prejudices to promote Brexit and promote Trump.
Why is nobody asking why Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica were involved in at least TWO Nationalistic campaigns in at least two different countries – Brexit and Trump. What is their end game? A race war? Global fascism? Anyone care at all?
Instead they interviewed Steve Bannon on Panorama recently, I didn’t watch it but apparently his views were not challenged at all. At all.
Now here’s the nuance that may go over some heads if you’re stuck in duality either or consciousness. There were and are legitimate arguments for Brexit. But there are also racist and nationalistic reasons for it. And Bannon and Cambridge Analytica abused Facebook data and fears of immigrants in both campaigns.
Now, before you panic about Facebook, mainstream media’s complicity in white supremacy and a fascist agenda is nothing new and tabloid newspapers have been abusing your fears and prejudices forever.
I just read “today, Corbyn is the leader of the most dangerous, divisive and racially prejudiced organisation in the UK” in the
😡 They wrote that lie, “the most racially prejudiced organisation in the UK”. fully aware that Ukip, Britain First, Nazis, Tories, Cambridge Analytica and The Daily Mail exist all exist in the UK. Even the police ADMITTED “institutional racism” twice in my lifetime. Seriously. wtf?
So racist and sexist? Beyond Trump stating that he just grabs them by the meow BEFORE he was elected (by allegedly 50% of white American women voted for him after he said that, I hope it’s not true ) since then ”
Trump administration ‘rolling back women’s rights by 50 years’ by changing definitions of domestic violence and sexual assault
‘I was massively surprised and really shocked. It’s quite scary how quietly it’s happened. It’s a massive step backwards. We have literally gone back to the 70s,’ says academic.”
The fact that domestic violence laws in America have changed is under-reported.
The fact that Cambridge Analytica and Steve Bannon abused facebook data for an international fascist agenda is under-reported.
The fact that most terrorism in America, including two shootings in the past two days, was perpetrated by white supremacists is under reported.
Meanwhile false claims of anti-Semitism in the Labour party are over-reported.
Fascism is bad. Hitler and his Nazis were fascists. They may have had Socialist in the name but they were right wing, nationalistic fascists. Our grandparents or great grandparents fought and feared that evil.
I am choosing to fight that evil with as much love and information as I can to avoid another totalitarian regime that silences dissenters with bullets.
Right now to me it is obvious that the mainstream media is slowly trying to normalise fascism and demonize antifa.
But often what’s obvious to me is a crazy theory to everyone else until Netflix make a documentary about it.
Our grandparents fought #Nazis with bullets. DO NOT VOTE FOR THEM.
SOLUTIONS! To me it’s mainly about spreading awareness so people are more wary of the narratives of mainstream media and about community. They were mainly preying on racist fears so the root solution is to replace the racist fears with love and community. #PositiveVibes
I am not a member of any antifa organization. I do not identify as antifa. But I do not believe anyone should be pro fascist.