• @Apeman42
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    721 month ago

    My only issue is that the expression on the statue looks fairly calm. The lady in the photo is fuckin PISSED.

  • Dojan
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    621 month ago

    I love this photo so much. It’s such a shame that the neo-Nazis are in parliament now.

    • @AllonzeeLV
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      The fact that, even with the advent of digital records, humanity seems incapable of retaining the lessons of history gives me a a pessimistic outlook for our future.

      It only took a single human lifespan for fascism to be on the rise again in Germany, and for their former victims to be undertaking their own final solution.

      Same goes for the Great Depression here in the US, only took 50 years for the Reagan Revolution to hand all the power right back to the avarice ruled profiteer class to thunderous American applause, and many still act confused as to why that’s a catastrophe, as if bread lines and children/seniors literally starving to death in the streets, and yes we’re barreling back to that, was some kind of a fairy tale.

      • @masquenox
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        141 month ago

        humanity seems incapable of retaining the lessons of history gives me a a pessimistic outlook for our future.

        People are perfectly capable of retaining the lessons of history - that’s why they invented propaganda techniques to prevent people from doing so.

      • OptionalOP
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        81 month ago

        We really should have understood television when we had the chance. Before it escaped and jumped in our pockets.

    • Bonehead
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      191 month ago

      Not that day, but everyday afterwards. Just in case.

  • @[email protected]
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    101 month ago

    I don’t get why anyone would want to be part of those losers.

    We won a war against them, they lost. So they are by definition losers.

  • @masquenox
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    91 month ago

    Correction - they expelled the Nazis that couldn’t afford Armani business suits.

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    Edit: My comment is wrong. I misread the article while drugged up after a surgery… Thanks to the others below for correcting me!

    It bothers me that this calls. WWII era Nazis “Neo-Nazis”. “Neo” means “new”. The woman hit one of the original Nazis, not a Neo-Nazi.

      • vortic
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        81 month ago

        Shit, I misread the article while drugged up after a surgery… Thanks for correcting me!

      • vortic
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        Shit, I misread the article while drugged up after a surgery… Thanks for correcting me!

  • @TankovayaDiviziya
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    Sweden has a very dark side despite being part of “socialist Scandinavia”. They have had quite an influential fascist group and sympathisers during World War 2, which is partly responsible for Sweden not being invaded by Nazis. But overtime that influence diminished. Sweden Democrats, the current ruling party, has neo-Nazi roots and was openly racist. But it was in the 1980s that they reinvented themselves and cut loose brazenly bigoted members, while still being adjacent to the far-right anti-immigration beliefs. They bide their time and manicured their image and refined their flavour to be palatable for the mainstream. Then slowly and surely, they have gained enough parliamentary seats to be influential and eventually come into power.

    If Europe does not learn from Sweden, then the entire continent will be swallowed again by fascism. Globalisation has been mismanaged. You can keep calling someone racist or bigots; but jobs have been outsourced and locals now live in rust belts without future prospects. Crime rates have been up because of underfunding public services. There is housing crisis because building social housing programme stopped and locals feel furious that refugees and immigrants get accommodations, instead of them. These conditions make fertilisers for the far-right to come into power.

    • @[email protected]
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      Calling SD the current ruling part is very misleading. While they are quite big and are in the government, they don’t rule alone.

      They are “allies” with other parties to make up a majority.

      The prime minister for example is not from SD.

      Also Sweden isn’t what most people call socialist, it’s social democratic. There is a very big difference between what most consider to be socialism and social democracy.

    • Zorque
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      ex·pel
      /ikˈspel/
      verb
      verb: expel; 3rd person present: expels; past tense: expelled; past participle: expelled; gerund or present participle: expelling

      deprive (someone) of membership of or involvement in a school or other organization.
      “she was expelled from school”

      force (someone) to leave a place, especially a country.
      “eight diplomats were expelled from Norway for espionage”
      Similar:
      banish

    • @[email protected]
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      91 month ago

      I’m going to assume English isn’t your first language, Expulsion from a school or program is a common term, but it also means forcefully removed in other situations as well.

      • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
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        41 month ago

        I don’t think the question was “what does that mean”. It was “how did they do that?”. How do you expel people from a city? You can be banned from living in or visiting a city in that country? Or do they mean that they managed to quash the movement?

        • @[email protected]
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          Thanks for this. No, English isn’t my first language and yes, ofc I understand what it means. My question was indeed more about the legal/judicial, as well as logistical aspects. I’ve heard of things such as exile which means a citizen is banned from their country - not city - and forbidden from returning: But I’ve only heard that happening like back in the middle ages, no idea if modern countries still have legal bases for that. Then you’d have to have some sort of permit for staying in a country that you’re not a citizen of, and revoking such a permit is certainly easy enough, but I’m just gonna assume those nazis were mostly Swedish citizens. Next, groups of criminals, including nazis (nazi activity in and of itself is a criminal offence in some countries) are often disbanded by the police, as in their organization is found out, convicted of criminal activities and forbidden from reconvening. Anyhow, this story is about them getting expelled from a city, which is why it all sounds a bit like folklore. I can’t think of a legal basis, at least in my country, for forbidding a citizen from living in a certain municipality. Maybe by expelled, they just meant expelled to prison 😄

    • @[email protected]
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      91 month ago

      Easiest way is to point a gun at them and say “leave or die” but there really is no end to how you can forcibly remove someone from your country.

    • @[email protected]
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      81 month ago

      “Expelled” doesn’t just mean “from the body” or “expelled from school”. Synonyms are exiled, banned, barred, driven/thrown/cast out, transported, ostracised etc. In the UK we still occasionally expel people from towns using antisocial behaviour orders. Can they still sneak back in? Sure. But if they’re caught they can be fined, arrested and even jailed. If you have an electronic tag you don’t even need to be caught in person.

      • @[email protected]
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        11 month ago

        Yeah, that’s basically the kind of thing I was asking about. No idea if we have that in Austria - or if Sweden has it, for that matter

    • @mumblerfish
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      It’s quite a common tactic by police in sweden to take anyone from from nazis to “that dude looks shady”-folks in a van and drive them out of town so they’d have to travel for a while to get back.

      • @masquenox
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        11 month ago

        I find that hard to believe considering that police is and always have been fascist institutions. In fact, if you want to find the source of a Nazi infestestation in any town or city in the west, your first stop should be the local pig-shop.