Fascism is directly linked to deprivation.
When populations see themselves heading for poverty in a collective sense, then the ranting of the would be despot begins to make sense.
They listen to his insanities and wild promises. They agree with the finger that points to ‘’others’’ as responsible for their condition.
This is what brought Hitler to power in the v30s. He promised an ‘’end to poverty’’, and to get rid of undesirables.
a free press became an ‘’enemy of the people’’ and he got rid of anyone who disagreed with him,
Hitler promised to make Germany great again.
How am I doing so far in the sense of comparisons with now?
List the far right lunatics loose in the world, my description fits them all to a greater or lesser degree.
They are all selling Ponzi schemes, just as Hitler was.
They will all run out of energy just as Hitler did, but in the meantime they make life very unpleasant for those who disagree with them.
AS we slide into economic despression, millions will turn to fascist leaders to restore their fortunes to that time of the American Dream, instead of the nightmare that is now.
None see the problem for what it is, the collapse of the cheap surplus fuel supply that created our industrial existence. Denial will bring conflict, while the ‘’faithfull’’ will turn to their god for succour, and allow not only a fascist dictatorship, but a particularly evil brand of theofascism to come to the fore and flourish.