Now you cannot understand anything about fascist doctrine if you do not understand that their central claim was that liberalism is antidemocratic; in other words, the fascists claimed that liberal institutions cannot represent the will of the people. They further claimed that their typical institutions, particularly the party, were more effective means to represent the will of the people. So fascists were “authoritarian democrats.”
Should SA Rugby ban the old flag? I would say yes, they should because their image is at stake and waiving the flag at a rugby game somehow implicates all of us who watch the game in a yearning for apartheid.
Should the old flag be banned by Parliament? I would say absolutely NO, because that would suppress unpopular political speech, which can only be bad for democracy.BACK TO TOP