Political scientist and leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan, on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program at the Russian Channel One, spoke about the reasons why fascism is returning to Europe en masse.
The TV program’s guests discussed the installation of a memorial to Nazi Waffen-SS legionnaires in the Belgian city of Zedelgem. According to Sergey Kurginyan, the installation of this memorial is an example of how fascism is returning to Europe en masse, and there are a number of reasons why it is coming back.
“As a result of a large number of processes, is fascism on its way back. Neo-fascism, neo-Nazism. It is coming back. These are not isolated phenomena, but a massive process, because there is no alternative,” Kurginyan said.
A reason why fascism is reemerging, according to the political scientist, is that people are disappointed with the democratic forces in the former Soviet republics. “What do the anti-communists represent in all the places remaining after the Soviet Union collapsed? They range widely, from democrats to fascists. They are all anti-communists. Apparently, democrats increasingly cause disappointment, and the others are coming to replace them,” Kurginyan noted.
Another reason, according to Kurginyan, is that the European democracy says nothing about the ascension of humanity. They are talking about the end of history, the end of humanity and of humanism, but no one talks about humanity’s ascension. Without such a discussion, Kurginyan believes, no hierarchy of meanings can be formed.
“When there is no such hierarchy, then sooner or later, the fascists will come, and they say, ‘Here you are, you all have failed. There are no humanistic values; futhermore, the champion in dehumanization is fascism. We have touched it up a little, we have given it some cosmetic correction etc.’,” Kurginyan explained.
According to the political scientist, one more reason behind fascism’s resurgence is that the consequences of de-communization are underestimated. “As soon as they start talking about how awful communism is, it leads to the idea that, ‘Well, fascism fought against it, so maybe it is good?’,” Kurginyan said.
On September 24, a memorial to Latvian Waffen-SS legionnaires was opened in the Belgian city of Zedelgem. The ceremony was attended by the city mayor and officials from Latvia.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency