Primo Levi once wrote: It has happened and therefore it may happen again.
Admittedly the Weimar Republic was an unloved child attacked by the Communists on the left and the Nazis on the right with the latter winning in 1933. So when putting Donald Trump in the States, Marine le Pen in France, Nigel Farage in England, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, and Frauke Petry in Germany in one, i.e., the populist basket democratic-minded people generally stress the stability of modern democracies with an uneasy feeling remaining.
|Same rally as in the photo above. |
People raising their right hands in the Nazi salute convey an eerie atmosphere.
|Reichsbischof Ludwig Müller visiting Freiburg in 1935|