Fascist or Anti-Fascist?

The very word “Anti-Fascism” was coined by Josef Stalin. He founded an explicitly Jewish group devoted to fighting “Fascism”. For obvious reasons  he didn’t use the tag “National-Socialism”, just as the National-Socialists didn’t accuse their competitors of “Socialism in One Country”, but of “Judeo-Bolshevism”. A Hezbollah/Al-Qaeda fight if there ever was one. Self-declared Anti-Fascism thus started with Stalin. Nevertheless, many views of Stalin, especially his tolerance of a certain amount of Nationalism, would make him a Fascist according to the criteria of the self-declared Anti-Fascists of today. His actions against Muslims, like Chechens and Crimean Tatars, would be declared to be beyond the pale of Islamophobia. Hypocrisy is a two-way street, and it is no use to hold people against their Stalinist past, if I don’t admit a nuanced view of Josef Stalin myself, and even a certain admiration. In particular his cunning is to be praiseworthy. In the past, I attacked “Anti-Fascists”, without using scare quotes. This caused confusion. I will coin a new word, and hope it will catch on.