I mean, I think everyone knows that the return of fascism is more or less inevitable at this point, and it arguably already has returned in earnest, already some countries have fallen into what can only be called Ur-Fascism. Nowhere do these fascists have total control, but in many places they now rule. In countries where their rule and control is growing, like America, already do we have people in cages and laws being drafted to call “antifascism” domestic terrorism.
My question is, considering the short timeframe before another economic depression, and slightly longer time frame until a Third World War, all with climate change further off in the century and the Sixth Mass Extinction eradicating life in the background, exactly how terrifying will the new fascism become? Will it outstrip the horrors of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan? For the horror these states brought to the world, I cannot imagine what damage a country like America can do, what with its nuclear weapons, the advancement of technologies 80 years hence, surveillance the old fascists only dreamed of, and the death of the planet. What will we see? In the 30s and 40s they couldn’t use doomsday weapons to end civilization. They couldn’t go into their labs and genetically engineer monstrosities. They couldn’t build unthinking and unfeeling machines to fight for them. They couldn’t track you at all times.
What will we see unleashed? How can we fight it? Can we fight it? In a world where America carries on the legacy of the Third Reich, there is no USSR, the closest is China. Is China truly our only hope??