Fifty million people died as a result of the Second World War. You cannot ignore that legacy. You cannot call someone a “Nazi” because no one in political life today has done or is doing anything remotely close to that.
On the other hand, we do have an organization that has some very disturbing characteristics. What are they? Well, first of all they are very close to the military. They own munitions and military equipment manufacturing, some of the last manufacturing being done in the U.S. They have some prejudices, such as anti-Black and anti-Hispanic biases.
They are aligned with major corporations to the point that they hire state legislators to create and get the votes for their corporations rather than the people who elected them. They have initiated legislation against pollution, against education, against laws that control gun crimes and in favor of reducing public workers’ incomes or eliminating their jobs altogether and disbanding their unions.
They will tell you that it is merely an economic necessity in hard times. That is what all Fascist governments say. That is why they arise when times are bad, because it is only then that they can use that excuse. In normal times, when good leaders are following prudent practices and there is less unemployment and civic disruption, no one would give them a second thought. They cannot raise robotic followers in good times, only when a large segment of the people have been laid off from work, have no jobs and see no future do they become desperate enough to look for any solution.
It is clear now that the Right Wing has completely taken over the Republican Party and it has become a Neo-Fascist organization. It has become totally aligned with certain major industries and their secret lobbying groups (like ALEC.) It has as its credo that everyone should believe certain central Christian-political beliefs and they should be turned into law.
It is of course designated as the Republican Party but we all know that it is not the old Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt, Robert Taft, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, or perhaps even the major part of what Ronald Reagan stood for.
The new Neo-Fascist Party has worked with state legislatures to restrict voting rights for young people, the poor and the elderly. That is not the old Republican Party. Young people voted for Barack Obama in overwhelming numbers in 2008. Instead of trying to appeal to them for their votes, the Republicans have passed laws creating roadblocks to their votes. Wherever there are Republican state legislatures, the Right Wing organization, ALEC, has moved in to require special photo ID cards and special new residency requirements for college students, blocking them from the vote.
This was, of course, one of Scottie Walker's first ploys when he became governor, er, Kommandant of Wisconsin. Fortunately it went nowhere when the "voter fraud" he kept braying about turned out to be completely baseless.