Eren Raymond

Photographer, Writer, Web Designer, Activist

A Message Against Fascism

Although the disease of Fascism has attempted to take hold once more in our world, history has shown before, as it will show again that Fascism must, and always will fall. It fell at the end of World War 2 after a short life, marking the end of the Nazi regime of Europe by the hands of Russian Communism, and it will surely fall again.

What marks the difference now from the time then is the spread of the disease not just confined to a region and country but has become a serious worldwide network and epidemic that must be squashed by any means necessary. Fascism will not and cannot listen to reason and be asked to kindly retreat. Only force can subdue this illness into conceding to defeat and total eradication once and for all to make sure that it can never rise again.

Fascism wears a new face now, not so obvious as Nazi Germany’s Brown Shirts or Mussolini’s Nationalism, much more veiled and much more dangerous now. It wears the mask of Patriotism and the American flag on its surface, that look of the dapper college-educated white man, while still maintaining its vile underbelly of racism and white supremacy and nationalism underneath those clean clothes and haircut. Its goal, the eradication of anyone who is not a straight white man or woman. And yet, even straight white women are not safe as it seeks to oppress their freedom and revert to the days before the women’s liberation movement that has given them more freedoms than we have seen in the last epoch of history. Fascism can never be trusted, no matter how well dressed or patriotic it appears, and it must never be trusted least we are damned.

Anywhere where democracy or egalitarianism seeks to give way to freedom, Fascism seeks to destroy it and replace it will violent oppression at the hand of the state to prop up its ugly head.

Do not be mistaken, Fascism is not your friend. It feeds on your fears and your feelings of lack of safety to grab hold of the unknowing victim and make him a cog of the state to do its dirty dealings, pitting man against man, sibling against sibling, and child against parent. It is the only way it can maintain and grow its control is through this division, which it feeds on and grows from.

We are NOT each other’s enemy, as much as Fascism and those in power would have you believe. And we must wake up to this. This division is what the disease thrives on. It keeps the people divided so that the control remains in its hands for those in power, while the rest of us sleep and kill each other.

We MUST realize Fascism for the terrible monster it truly is. Like its older siblings of racism and white supremacy, it is a dark evil. And those who fight in its name or support it as sympathizers will be known as traitors to freedom in the memory of history. Make no mistake, you WILL be known to have been on the wrong side of history, and your name will forever be cast into the shadows.

I beg of you, if you heed this call now, and turn back, trust that time will forgive you.

Fascism cannot remain forever, nor should it. Resistance is growing, and the tides must (will?) turn as they have before. We must join and raise the resistance further until Fascism is stomped out and freedom rings once more.

The tide of Fascism will be beat this time, not by Communism, but by Democracy and Socialism, and idea whose time has come.