Since the EFF ratcheted up its aggressive anti-Indianism, South Africans are increasingly beginning to see through to the party's inner fascism.
The problem, though, is that most people who accuse the EFF of fascism don't answer the critical question - how so?
What is fascism? How does the EFF fit the definition?
Fascism is a dictatorial political theory that took Western Europe by storm in the first half of the 20th century, championed by two murderous dictators: Italy's Benito Mussolini and Germany's Adolf Hitler. We hereunder treat three pillars of fascism: ideology, modus operandi and leadership.
Given the historic impact exerted by Hitler, we answer the question regarding the EFF from the fascist script of the German Nazi Party.
If you want to know what fascism is, the best source is Mein Kampf - the book of the arch-fascist himself, Hitler.
Hitler tells us that the ideology of his variant of fascism is national-socialism. His "nation" did not include all Germans; it singled out only his "master-race", the Aryans. Jews, blacks, and so on - were not part of Hitler's "nation".
Socialism, as a twin-brother of fascist "national-socialist" ideology, was adopted as an economic instrument through which Hitler could expropriate wealth in Germany without compensation. According to its own constitution, the EFF was established to "attain and defend the National Integrity and Liberation of the oppressed black majority of SA."