Jason Kottke reminds us of Toni Morrison’s “Ten Steps Towards Fascism” from 1995. As an historian, it was this bit that he also quoted that jumped out at me, though.

Let us be reminded that before there is a final solution, there must be a first solution, a second one, even a third. The move toward a final solution is not a jump. It takes one step, then another, then another.
To outsiders, Americans at this point seem like slowly-boiled frogs on their way to a fascist stew. Canadians seemingly understand the threat.

It’s terrifying when you think about it too much. (Most people in a position to do anything about it seemingly aren’t thinking about it…)

Source: Toni Morrison’s Ten Steps Towards Fascism