The Capitol Riot was this generations Reichstag and its being used by the cathedral in the exact same way. If you have to ask how German citizens could allow the rise of fascism, look to your fellow citizens asking, even demanding, the government take more power.
Simply bringing this to your attention could get me labeled an extremist. It seems like such a wild stretch to compare the two, doesn’t it? After all, we all know from four years of the corporate press telling us, that the MAGA crowd is a bunch of white-supremacist, Neo-Nazi fascists. So this current incarnation is the complete opposite and therefore, good. So please government, step in and crush the resistance. Label them traitors, insurrectionists, extremists.
After the Reichstag fire, the German President issued the Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State. This decree gave the government, with Hitler as Chancellor, emergency powers to disregard civil liberties, imprison opponents of the Nazi Party, and suppress publications. The enemies started off as communists, the ones who purportedly started the fire. They were enemies of the state, which was fitting and easy since they were already seen as a menace and a threat within the society. This galvanized the German citizens, who quickly supported moves by the Nazi Party to suppress dissent and imprison enemies of the state. Losing a few civil liberties temporarily was certainly worth it to save the nation from an imminent threat.
After eliminating the initial threat, their political opponents were targeted. It wasn’t long before the Nazi’s consolidated the government into one-party rule. I’m sure from there you know the rest of this story.
Of course the rioters at the Capitol were targeted, arrested, and put on No-fly lists. They committed crimes, and should be tried and punished for them, under laws that already exist. That should be the end of that in a country that purports to follow the Rule of Law. But never let a crisis go to waste, which means we need to create more enemies than just the motley crew of LARP-ing MAGA fans. Anyone who supports Trump and dares question the legitimacy of an election should be an extremist. Never mind that almost all of them are simply wanting legitimate investigations to be conducted. That should be an easy sell. If there is no widespread voter fraud, do some investigations, allow people to discuss it and come to their own conclusions based on the evidence. Isn’t that what we did for three years of Russiagate?