Letter: Road to fascism can happen here

Published: 5/14/2017 11:02:28 PM

Is America becoming a fascist state? Hopefully not. Can it happen here? Why not?

Germany was one of the world’s most cultured nations in 1933 when Hitler came to power, with a vibrant and integrated Jewish population. Within 12 years, 50 million people worldwide were dead.

The road to fascism is easy to follow: a strong nationalist leader who :1) attacks minorities and foreigners as drains on the nation’s vitality; 2) creates a false narrative about the nation’s decline and asks the populace to follow his direction in making the country great again; 3) attacks the press; and 4) takes control over the state police. Other steps follow but this is the beginning. This is not about niceties of political dialogue. Voices are needed to say “Not Here, Not Now, Not Ever.”

If you see a pattern get involved.

Steven Gordon

Hopkinton




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