Friday, 15 March 2019

a blend of nordic boosterism and fearmongering

Writing for the Atlantic Adam Serwer compels us to take a long and uncomfortable look at the ideology of xenophobia that tragically does not expire with its vocal and violent ideologues. Through the lens of a 1916 screed that promoted the inherently false doctrine of “race suicide” by appealing to concerns about immigration, which in turn informed the addled thinking of Adolf Hitler—who credited US policy in that regard as the template for Nazism, we hit every revolting point that still has traction and tread and speak to a certain audience and perhaps come closer to understanding the durability of such hatred and closer to living in a world where such behaviour is not tolerated.