>These shutdowns and emergency situations are giving unprecedented opportunities for the development of a strong police state in virtually every country developed enough to have one. This will be hugely problematic when we attempt to build dual power as the national guards, militaries, security services, etc. (with the aid of the fascist paramilitaries that will be forming soon) can crush strike action and the organization of the workers. Arguably the biggest roadblock right now and, distressingly, the one I see almost no socialists discussing.
There is a sort of feudal era battle mentality that still lingers in most of socialist thinking, where people picture the socialist side and the fascist paramilitary troops meeting up somewhere in a field and then they charge at each other. Which is kinda stupid
The hard right edge are people that are not technically motivated to fight for the interest of capital, they usually are baited/deceived/instrumentalised/bribed into it. Methods that are used are:
go capturing the pockemon - like the Joo, the foreigner, ...
fight for a territory, and land for you and your family
fight for breeding rights, serve the capitalist master and get a breeding partner: men are promised intimacy, and women are promised economic security and protected nesting-space from the out-side chaos in exchange for intimacy.
the right wing intelligentsia gets status money to the extend they can manufacture unpayed loyalty, but they also get promised the right/ability to "shape the human form".
Obviously none of these promises are going to be honoured, the loyalty these people advance will not be reciprocated
This is the weak spot, this is what you have to attack.
Noteworthy here is that they don't say these things in a clear and direct manor, they just sort of use alternative veiled language that just hints at this. It might be that the entire construct evaporates if it's expressed in an unveiled manor.
There also is a sort of parallel development to this in the pseudo left that aligns it-self with corporations, it's the same mechanisms but different false promises are made, within a different configuration of social privileges. You can definitely get this faction to attack the right wing paramilitaries through state mechanisms.
As far as dealing with reactionary forces go, we cannot try to repeat the last century and try to crush them, this will not work a second time, it's a used up strategy. You have to start using their resources against them.