In a Nutshell, what are the 20 ways to avoid fascism and stop it in its tracks?


1. Do not obey in advance. 

2. Defend an institution. 

3. Recall professional ethics. 

4. When listening to politicians, distinguish certain words. Look out for the expansive use of “terrorism” and “extremism.” 

5. Be calm when the unthinkable arrives. 

6. Be kind to our language. Avoid pronouncing the phrases everyone else does. 

7. Stand out. Someone has to. 

8. Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. 

9. Investigate. Figure things out for yourself. 

10. Practice corporeal politics. 

11. Make eye contact and small talk. 

12. Take responsibility for the face of the world. Notice the swastikas and the other signs of hate. 

14. Give regularly to good causes, if you can. 

15. Establish a private life. 

16. Learn from others in other countries. Keep up your friendships abroad, or make new friends abroad. 

17. Watch out for the paramilitaries. 

18. Be reflective if you must be armed. I

19. Be as courageous as you can. If none of us is prepared to die for freedom, then all of us will die in unfreedom.

20. Be a patriot. The president is not. 

TIMOTHY SNYDER

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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