In The Great Depression hundreds of millions of people suffered real deprivation. Their minds and behaviours were catastrophically affected by this serious situation.
In desperation the masses sought leadership forward and they got Franco, Mussulini and Hitler.
Their values were slowly morphed along the way, and Fascism took hold in a most dangerous way along with Nationalism.
Hitler destroyed the unions and the socialists, and took particular aim at The Jews and forward communism. National socialism was a ploy and not Democratic Socialism.
In the world today, many commentators have used immigration to describe the growth in nationalism throughout the world. When Trump was elected as The Republican candidate it was said, “Damage done”. Recently Anthony Albanese in Australia, indicated that poorer voters were not happy with what “they have” in their minds, which is their perception. The people affected amount to hundreds of millions of people in the free world, that can relate to the difference.
What is it really ?
It’s big like the big part of an iceberg under the water, and on top are the “triggers”. Trump, Brexit and Nationalism are all triggers, for the root cause I believe is a perceived deprivation by the masses, similar to last century in The Great Depression.
To this extent is history actually repeating ?