Monday, 3 May 2021

Evoking the past


Scanning through the various election leaflets delivered over the past couple of weeks, the slogan on the front of the one from Abolish (which seems to be seeking to abolish an institution which no longer exists) caught my eye. “One Education System, One Health Service, One Government” is catchy and has a certain resonance to it. It’s also evocative of a slogan which was used a great deal in the 1930s and 1940s in a certain country on the European mainland. But from what I remember of history, “One People, One Realm, One Leader” (or “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer” in the original) didn’t exactly turn out well. Could they really be so unaware of history as to not have spotted the analogy? Or is it actually deliberate?

1 comment:

dafis said...

The Abolish mob are hard core BritNats so anything that recalls the days of good old Adolf - who wasn't really such a bad chap, and had a way with uppity minorities- will go down well with them. Along with UKIP and Reform they are modern AngloBrit racist supremacist parties in suits rather than the more distinctive brown or black shirts. Not very appealing really.