(image seen in the Twitter feed of a tech person)
The brainwashing of a chunk of the Russian population in 2014 relied heavily on the use of the word fascism, which was expected to produce a knee-jerk reaction in the audience.
Around the same time, the brainwashing of a chunk of the American population also exploited the same near-involuntary response to the same word, adding the word racism into the mix.
Meanwhile, it remains a popular sentiment that learning history is important. History, which, taught in its popular form suitable for mass consumption, makes people vulnerable to this kind of brainwashing.
Funny how it all works.