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Навстречу закона Годвина. Фильм Михаила Ромма "Обыкновенный фашизм" вышел на экраны в 1965. За несколько лет до этого, в 1961, страшные документальные кадры из немецких концлагерей были впервые показаны в великом художественном фильме Стенли Крамера "Judgement at Nuremberg".

Из речи подсудимого (Эрнста Яннинга в исполнение Берта Ланкастера):

We had a democracy, yes, but it was torn by elements within. Above all, there was fear. Fear of today, fear of tomorrow, fear of our neighbors, and fear of ourselves. Only when you understand that - can you understand what Hitler meant to us. Because he said to us: 'Lift your heads! Be proud to be German! There are devils among us. Communists, Liberals, Jews, Gypsies! Once these devils will be destroyed, your misery will be destroyed.' It was the old, old story of the sacrificial lamb. What about those of us who knew better? We who knew the words were lies and worse than lies? Why did we sit silent? Why did we take part? Because we loved our country! What difference does it make if a few political extremists lose their rights? What difference does it make if a few racial minorities lose their rights? It is only a passing phase. It is only a stage we are going through. It will be discarded sooner or later. Hitler himself will be discarded... sooner or later. The country is in danger. We will march out of the shadows. We will go forward. Forward is the great password. And history tells how well we succeeded, your honor. We succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. The very elements of hate and power about Hitler that mesmerized Germany, mesmerized the world! We found ourselves with sudden powerful allies. Things that had been denied to us as a democracy were open to us now.

"Above all, there was fear." Интересно, что культивирование страха в обществе до сих пор остается единственным средством сдвинуть это общество вправо. Когда вышел фильм, в США был новый президент, Джон Кеннеди, с которым пришел новый оптимизм. Проигравший на выборах Ричард Никсон затаился, но только для того, чтобы 8 лет спустя взять триумфальный реванш и победить за счет умелого культивирования страха в обществе и призыва к "law and order". Тот же страх пытается сейчас культивировать Трамп, неустанно стуча в барабан "исламского терроризма". 
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