[Marxism] Fwd: How Should We Protest Neo-Nazis? Lessons From German History
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Fri Aug 25 19:19:04 MDT 2017
In the court of public opinion, accusations of mayhem and chaos in the
streets will, as a rule, tend to stick against the left, not the right.
This was true in Germany in the 1920s. It was true even when opponents
of fascism acted in self-defense or tried to use relatively mild
tactics, such as heckling. It is true in the United States today, where
even peaceful rallies against racist violence are branded riots in the
Today, right extremists are going around the country staging rallies
just like the one in 1927 in Wedding. According to the civil rights
advocacy organization the Southern Poverty Law Center, they pick places
where they know antifascists are present, like university campuses. They
come spoiling for physical confrontation. Then they and their allies
spin it to their advantage.
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