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DissidentRage wrote

The problem is these toxic ideologies already have a ton of adherents, and lately a friendly ear in some of the most powerful positions in governments the world over. It would be nice to shake these people out of their dangerous mindsets, but expediency is as important a factor in all of this as everything else.

Hitler came to absolute power in a matter of mere months. We are fortunate that the leaders with the greatest potential of externalizing their hate are also the least competent in this day and age.

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kore wrote

haven't seen statistics on what "a ton" exactly means, so I'll remain skeptical until I see some definite numbers.

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DissidentRage wrote

Take your pick, from overt neo-Nazis and white supremacists, to casual right-wingers with latent pro-fascist beliefs who enable the more overt. Are you actually saying there isn't a sizable enough right-wing movement to be concerned about?

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kore wrote

I'm definitely concerned about it, I'm just unsure whether it's to the point that bashing is the only answer

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DissidentRage wrote

Bashing isn't the only answer but it shouldn't be discarded from the toolset. No, it's not a savory way to address it, but it is necessary. This has been borne out in history.