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This inclination to identify is the psychological basis of the national narcissism, i.e., of the self-confidence that individual man derives from the "greatness of the nation."  The reactionary, lower middle-class man perceives himself in the führer, in the authoritarian state. On the basis of this identification, he feels himself to be a defender of the "national heritage,"of this "nation" ...

Applicable too for a united Football Club or definition of a hooligan.

The very first group in the Netherlands to demonstrate and showed up by political rallies of Geert Wilders, the single member PVV party, were the football hooligans. Specifically Rotterdam and Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven, FC Den Haag or The Hague.

Riots near House of parliament het Binnenhofin The Hague after murder of Pim Fortuyn

the bullet came from the "left"

Across all of Europe the identical wave of football hooliganism and the right-wing anti-immigration parties. The burden of the influx of mass immigration lies with the lower class neighborhoods, the areas often synonymous with fervent football club supporters.

Recent years right-wing xenophobia has become a conversation topic commonplace in the higher class. The same with support of electorate for extreme right anti-immigration parties. The flow of fascism ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 10th, 2024 at 07:42:49 AM EST
Why hidden xenophobia is surging into the open | Nature - 23 Dec 2023 |

Anti-immigrant sentiment is playing a major part in current events across Europe and North America. Ireland is reeling from destructive far-right riots in Dublin in November. Also last month, the Dutch Party for Freedom, led by Geert Wilders -- a staunch and unapologetic opponent of Islam and immigration -- won 37 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives, the nation's lower house. In the past two years, Sweden, Italy and Finland have elected right-wing governments. And in the United States, a second Donald Trump presidency threatens.

The George Bush years after 9/11, triggered the continuous rise of the far-right in politics, and xenophobia. Other events the election of a black president in the U.S. , financial crisis  and austerity measures, conspiracy theory and distrust of citizens with political leadership. "Civilization" was ready for Trump and white supremacy ... chaos level is ripe for military conflicts.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 10th, 2024 at 07:43:22 AM EST
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Putin used judo and martial arts dojos to help him consolidate power.  Also look at people like Andrew Tate and the rise of right-wing MMA fighters as social/political influencers

Solar IS Civil Defense
by gmoke on Wed Jul 10th, 2024 at 07:04:00 PM EST
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