Nicely said Umair.
America has been in fascist mode since 2010 at the very least. Two years post Lehmann Brothers, layoffs were beginning to bite hard, resulting in backlash on immigrants etc. I know of course because I lived through that time in the Greater Richmond Area (Mechanicsville specifically) of state of Virginia.
It is easy to understand how middle or upper middle income white families who had lost jobs or had loved ones who had lost jobs might resent immigrants who appear to be coasting through a recession unscathed.
Fascism in reality is very simple psychology.
The problem with fascism of course is it induces a fight over what remains as opposed to a focus on how to generate more so there is no need for a fight over dwindling resources.
The kicker is:
In the long run Fascism hurts it’s proponents just as much as it hurts it’s targets. In the quest for targets of fascism to have less, innovation focus is lost and fascists themselves end up with less.
Will America reverse this slide into fascism or will the country maintain its current path?
If emergence of an intellectual platform such as Medium — a breath of fresh air in world of social media — is any signal for the future, a signal that once again we are willing to talk with one another on matters of importance, a signal that reading once again is becoming trendy, we perhaps can hold out hope for reversal of fascism not only in America but in every nook and cranny of this planet Earth we call home.
Tall order? Well if we seek the world to change for their better, we might as well dream big.