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"Nazism" in current Russian political debate, performs the same function as "Communism" used to perform in US political debate.

All you had to do was successfully label someone, some group, or some country as communist, and it was open season to eliminate them by all means available.

The more unstable the state, the greater the need to define external enemies as a threat and a focus for national unity.

Only mature and secure societies can avoid "othering" some groups. Inclusion is an act of strength as well as of love.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Apr 9th, 2022 at 09:31:19 PM EST
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Which are these?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 at 01:26:17 PM EST
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[thinking hard...]

Ireland? Scotland?

ummm New Zealand?

[Other candidates may be suggested by more knowledgeable people]

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 at 09:55:00 PM EST
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Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Belgium? Holland used to be good, Germany has tried hard to overcome its history, Portugal? Australia? Canada?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Apr 11th, 2022 at 05:40:18 AM EST
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