Skip to comments.A Little Secret About the Nazis (They were left-wing socialists like the modern left of today)
Posted on 02/18/2002 2:19:04 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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He said eliminating Judaism was more important than eliminating Christianity. Hitler merely took it one step further, and eliminated Judaism by wiping out everyone who was of the ethnic group associated with Judaism. He did so for the same reasons--he believed Jews were oppressors, and that they would poison society, just as Marx believed. He just took a more drastic approach to eliminating Judiasm.
Just wondering if you'd read it...
... He just took a more drastic approach to eliminating Judiasm ...It always astonishes me what some people can read into a text.
But all religions weren't equally bad to him. He attacks Judaism as being the religion of the oppressors, it's much worse to him than Christianity (although all religions would have to be eliminated eventually).
But all religions weren't equally bad to him.Yes. They were.
Your identity is consistent to your contribution at FR; I feel honored to be traveling with such good company.
Best wishes on the new books!
BTW, I've enjoyed "SLAP Hillary" immensely!
Not really homosexuals in general but, rather a particular variety of homosexuals-super macho S&M- a perversion within a perversion.
Not to be nit-picky, but the religion Hitler tried to impose on Germany was neo-pagan STATE worship. He wanted the Third Reich to thrive long after his death. Thus, he discouraged worship of himself.
Only if you consider the old feudal order of Europe socialist. "Right wing" and "left wing" come from the French revolution.
Nazism was inspired by Italian Fascism, an invention of hardline Communist Benito Mussolini. During World War I, Mussolini recognized that conventional socialism wasn't working. He saw that nationalism exerted a stronger pull on the working class than proletarian brotherhood. He also saw that the ferocious opposition of large corporations made socialist revolution difficult. So in 1919, Mussolini came up with an alternative strategy. He called it Fascism. Mussolini described his new movement as a ``Third Way'' between capitalism and communism. As under communism, the state would exercise dictatorial control over the economy. But as under capitalism, the corporations would be left in private hands.A generation ago the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal published a translation of a speech by Benito Mussolini (of a generation earllier, of course). There was nothing in it for a conservative American to like, nor anything for a "sixties" radical to dislike.
That "third way" line is a rich irony, of course; the true "third way"--between stultifying "socialism" on the one hand and "rapacious capitalism" as described by Marx on the other is real, existing capitalism regulated by the government of a democratic republic.
"Socialism" belongs in quotes because it is deceptive labeling in the sense that a free economy is the truly social process--"socialism" would more truthfully be styled "governmentism." Let whoso doubts that challenge the socialist who says "society should" how the meaning of the word "society" differs in his usage from the word "government." The truthful answer will be, "not at all."
The "socialist" would subsume society into government--instant tyranny, you don't even have to add water.
He saw the Jews as both, the blood-sucking capitalists and as the movers behind the evil communism which wanted to rob the Germans of their national identity. Having identified an enemy and demonized them, it was easier to garner -- in the name of remedying the situation -- the power he lusted for.
Fascism is the political structure which concentrates power into one branch of government. Hitler and Mussolini did this, and so did Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Castro -- and all dictators of the "Left" and "Right."
The Left likes to pretend this is a right-wing thing, because it makes the unthinking believe that they are opposed it. As the article points out, they are actually one and the same: not in the economic form they profess, but in the political power they assume over it.
Kinda took the wind out of my sails after I heard that. ;-)And I got that info from a wife of a former band member (Coral Reefer). She was horrified when she saw he was touting the book while riding their tour bus after one of their shows.
It wouldn't suprise me how many copies of Mein Kampf is sitting in liberal libraries, including Bil and Hil's, ect...
Needless to say, I've sworn off Corona Beer and margaritas for a while....they leave kind of a bad taste in my mouth! ;-)
I'm merely referring to the "how and why" that those terms entered into common American useage.
It was to differentiate between the various wings of socialism: fascism and Communism.
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