Well, maybe not that well…
One would have thought that, given Germany’s history with fascist policies, that Germans would have moved beyond Nazi-ism. Not in today’s Germany, where fascism is alive and kicking. How do I know this you may wonder? Well, I witnessed my first, true, German Nazi rally. Yes, the country that gave rise to Adolf Hitler, is still grappling with his influence.
I must say, at times it was a little intense, given the nature of heavy-handed riot police (Yes, that’s right, police in full riot gear.) In many ways the police were just as intolerant as the Nazis they were supposedly protecting. What’s even scarier than witnessing this event, is being cornered by these same police — I expect in an effort to keep the two sides apart.
Stay tuned for more on this later, once I’ve processed my thoughts.