meic wrote:People dont see it happening in their own countries. The press is after all suppressed, the dissidents are described as something else like traitors or trouble making inciters of violence, the lack of democracy is described as legal infractions by the opposition, modernisation or just emergency measures.
But you say those things without worrying that it might result in an unwelcome knock at the door later tonight. Fascism is something so un-British that I cannot imagine it here. I don't even see us as being all that nationalistic. I don't think nationalism was the driving force behind Brexit. I think we should avoid using "Fascism" as a term where it is not appropriate. There is no yearning for a Franco, Mussolini or Hitler here.