This article was written almost 10 years ago. He seemed exaggerated to some people at the time, but reality shows us that he was rather understated. Since many new and, above all, younger readers have been added to this list, I think it is important to publish this article again. And this time even in English.
Never fascism again? We're in the middle of it!
Published 2009 by Tlaxcala
This article was written almost 10 years ago. He seemed exaggerated to some people at the time, but reality shows us that he was rather understated. Since many new and, above all, younger readers found their way here, I think it is important to publish this article again.
In view of the Nazi and fascist phenomena, intellectuals from the left-wing and left-wing liberal spectrum were not only aware that it could have appeared in this or similar forms in other countries too, but also that it could have reappeared if necessary. If necessary means, if the ruling monopoly capitalist-imperialist class feels threatened and its privileges sufficiently threatened to have to resort to these or similar methods. The constantly heard warning shout "Never more fascism!" had the consequence, however, that they stared hypnotized at the appearance of swastika, National Socialist slogans and skinheads and did not notice how de facto "fascism" spread again and is now firmly established in the middle of us. And by "in the midst of us" I mean the "free" West or the highly industrialized countries led by the United States of America (USA). 
In order to exclude errors, I would like to quote the usual bourgeois definition of fascism according to Meyer's Great Pocket Encyclopaedia of 1987: "The ideology was characterized by antimarxism, anti-liberalism, militarism and exaggerated nationalism." According to the same source, "fascism, according to the Marxist view, constitutes a new kind of fascism applied in bourgeois democracies in economic or political crisis situations. Fascism makes it possible to dismantle workers' parties and trade unions, reduce labour costs and increase profitability". Another characteristic of fascism is the principle of leadership, mass party and one-party state. However, this is, as will be shown, of secondary importance. There is no problem without these principles, and the United States is the best example of this. It is not for nothing that Hitler saw the USA as a role model in many respects.
The USA, along with Russia and Australia (Canada as a quasi 51st state of the USA, you don't have to mention it) is the country that was not decolonized after the upheavals of World War I and World War II. The reason is simple: the poor, disenfranchised, partially religiously persecuted people of the Old Continent have dedicated themselves to the extermination of the rightful owners of the New Continent for centuries with such devotion and dedication that hardly any remains. They were thus able to take over an entire continent, i. e. in good German stealing. One of the great mysteries of history is how a state can continue to devote itself to the Holocaust with impunity and at the same time be celebrated as a democracy and constitutional state.
But that is the case: Every woman/everyone who criticizes the USA must expect attacks, slander, silence or even the worst. Rolf Winter, former editor-in-chief of Stern and Geo, wrote the book "Ami go Home - Pleading for the Farewell to a Violent Country" , in which he proved that the USA is "inherently violent". In a public discussion in Hamburg, the former mayor of Hamburg, Schulz, did not denigrate himself to mention the weekly 5 plates and the chocolate bar in the school meals after the war for the goodness of the USA. Of course, he refused to answer factual criticism. He didn't and no one else did. The book was largely hushed up by the media. It was still sold well.
And that brings us to two key concepts: the media and their state-run role and despite of this. This despite of the state, despite of the violence, despite of the judiciary, despite of the church, despite of he university and school, and - often enough - despite of parents gives us a glimmer of hope (the liberation movements in the 3rd world, 1968, today's global anti-globalization movement, etc.).