The term Nazi was a slang term used to describe members of the National Sozialistische Deutsch Arbeiter-Partei, which translated into English, means National Socialist German Worker's Party. There is no logically consistent way to call the nazis right wing. Go to wikipedia and look this up, it's rather amusing. Go to the definition of right wing and they reference the nationalism of Nazis as what makes them "right wing". Go to nationalism and it references the Nazis in a perfect circular argument of "The nazis were right wing because they were nationalists and nationalism is right wing because nazis were nationalist". The differences between Communism and Nazi-ism and Fascism are minimal and in practice negligible regardless if their brand of socialism "national" or "international" in scope.
Now to be fair to this Cenk character, whom I've never had the bad fortune to have to listen to, O'Reilly is a populist blowhard, who's idiotic act is geared towards getting ratings and nothing else. I suspect Cenk's monologue was based on gaining some ratings in much the same way.
A pox on both of their houses.
posted on 04/18/2012 12:00:02 PM PDT
(You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
“There is no logically consistent way to call the nazis right wing.”
The National Socialists were to the “right” of the Communists, but not by much.
The classification of Nazi’s as “Right” comes primarily from Shirer’s flawed “Rise and Fall of The Third Reich”.
Shirer was himself a radical Socialist, associated with the Communist and radical Socialist movements in America and Europe in the 30’s, and an admirer of the Soviet Union, who ignored or obscured every connection between National Socialism and Communism in his books.
posted on 04/18/2012 9:05:00 PM PDT
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