In the past few years, fascism has been on the rise all over the world. From Brexit to Trump, far-right ideologies have been gaining mainstream traction in a number of countries. Many people are asking how we got here and what can be done about it. In this blog post, I will try to answer those questions.
First, let’s take a look at some of the factors that have led to the global rise of fascism. One major factor is the economic crisis that began in 2008. The recession caused a lot of unemployment and social instability, which created fertile ground for far-right ideologies to take root.
In addition, the growth of neoliberalism has also helped to promote fascism. Neoliberalism is a laissez-faire economic system that favours free-market capitalism and deregulation. It has led to the rise of corporate power and the increasing wealth gap between the rich and the poor. This has bred anger and frustration among the working class, who are often left behind in the neoliberal economy.
The rise of social media has also played a role in the spread of fascism. Social media allows extremists to spread their messages quickly and easily to a large audience. It also allows them to radicalise young people and recruit them into their movements.
So what can be done about the global rise of fascism? There is no easy answer, but one important step is to fight against neoliberalism. We need to push for more progressive policies that will help to redistribute wealth and reduce inequality.
We also need to fight against hate speech and bigotry. We need to create a society that is inclusive and tolerant, where everyone is welcome regardless of their race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Collectively, we need to resist the rise of fascism and work towards a more equitable and just world.