It had to happen. Hard times create resentment and resent makes stormtroopers. From Germany to Greece the far right is on the march with recession and austerity stirring the political pot. Anti-immigrant feeling is running high - and such parties are scoring electoral victories, alongside a sharp rise in racist and anti-Semitic attacks. In Bulgaria, the far right Ataka party has gone from obscurity to almost eight per cent of the vote and now holds the balance of power. One of the most successful parties of its kind is in Hungary. Jobbik are anti-European, anti-Semitic and anti-Roma, and have thrived since the financial crisis. Of course it’s a scapegoat ploy, and a well-known capitalist smokescreen, BUT the bodycount runs into the ten tens of millions once the ubermenschen get rolling.
But don’t let us forget the last lines of Bertolt Brecht’s play The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui that are also aptly quoted at the end of Sam Peckinpah’s Cross Of Iron…
“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
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