Anti-Fascist Pop: If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next

I just found this on YouTube. It’s the Manic Street Preacher’s song, If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next. I think the Manics always were a very political band, and the song takes its name from one of the left-wing slogans of the Spanish Civil War. It was put on posters showing an atrocity committed by Franco’s Fascists, with the legend ‘If you tolerate this, your children will be next.’

It’s even more relevant today as when the Manics first wrote it, with the rise of the Alt Right and Libertarian Fascism under Trump, the victories of the Fascist parties in eastern Europe and the rise of the AfD in Germany.

And experience has repeatedly shown that what the extreme right and racists do to minorities, like Blacks, Jews, Muslims or whoever, they then feel confident enough to do it to the rest of mainstream society.

A few weeks ago The Young Turks reported how the cops arrested an American nurse, because she rightly refused to hand over medical information on suspect the hospital was treating. The cop’s request was actually illegal under American law. Even so, they arrested her for refusing their command. The Turks made the point that such Fascist policing has previously been confined to Blacks, but now it was being used against the White middle class.

Just as the Libertarians and Republicans have used images of Black poverty, crime and ‘welfare dependency’ to get White Americans to support them and their campaign to cut the same welfare services that poor Whites depend on.

Just like the Tories, Lib Dems and Blairites have been doing over here.

If we tolerate this, our children will be next.

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5 Responses to “Anti-Fascist Pop: If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next”

  1. sdbast Says:

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. joanna Says:

    Hi Beast, Just to clear things up for your readers.

    The suspect of the car crash had already died, it was the Victim whose blood the cops wanted. He was innocent! Not only that he was badly burnt and unconscious, so he could not give his consent, which was vital, if he was being investigated, which he wasn’t, and lastly the police did not have a warrant and so they were acting Against the law!!

    I hope the nurse manage to sue them!!!

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