71 years ago, the Allies liberated the Nazi death camps, and, aghast in the knowledge of what had transpired in them, there seemed to be a fresh collective resolve globally to “never again” generate the sorts of conditions that might lead to genocide (antisemitic demonization, collective silence in the face of growing evils like fascism, etc.).
Fast forward to 2016. On the very day the death of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was announced, the Republican candidate for President of the United States tweeted an antisemitic trope against his opponent, affiliating her supposed corruption with, you guessed it, Jewish finance. Would anybody have imagined, even a year ago, that an American candidate for President could put forward such an antisemitic trope and still remain a viable candidate?
Trump is inuring us to fascism.