As a kid studying European history, I never understood why entire nations moved to fascistic governments. Mussolini in Italy, Franco in Spain, and of course, Hitler in Germany. But fascist attitudes do seem to be making a return. Unprecedented corporatism, mass surveillance, censorship, nationalism, etc. I suppose the only thing we are missing is a charismatic demagogue. Then it's all downhill. Obviously no one likes being called a fascist or a Nazi, but why do its tenants seem to appeal to so many people? Do people just like saluting a flag and marching in unison? Or is it really just human cowardice? Security > freedoms.