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To: Chuckmorse

I never could understand why the Nazis were considered as an extreme right wing organization and the Communist Party is an extreme left wing group.


5 posted on 10/29/2011 8:02:05 PM PDT by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: Old Seadog
"I never could understand why the Nazis were considered as an extreme right wing organization and the Communist Party is an extreme left wing group."

Because lib professor-types were the ones making up the definitions.

9 posted on 10/29/2011 8:05:13 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Old Seadog

It had to do with where they sat in the Reichstag.


12 posted on 10/29/2011 8:06:29 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Old Seadog
I never could understand why the Nazis were considered as an extreme right wing organization and the Communist Party is an extreme left wing group.

The answer is very simple: from the 1920's until the fall of the Soviet Union, "left wing" meant supportive of the goals of the Comintern, "right wing" meant opposed to the goals of the Comintern. Thus, Tories, Republicans, Nazis, monarchists, fascists, Democrat Cold Warriors, Christian Democrats, classical liberals, nationalists of just about any description, were (and by linguistic inertia still are) called "right wing", while Labourites, Democrat pacifists, Communists, socialists, social democrats (esp. of the "nuclear freeze" supporting type), etc. were and are called "left wing".

36 posted on 10/29/2011 8:54:04 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Old Seadog
I never could understand why the Nazis were considered as an extreme right wing organization and the Communist Party is an extreme left wing group.

Because the left said that's the way it is and because the left controls the media and intelligencia, they can get away with it.

59 posted on 10/30/2011 4:39:14 AM PDT by fso301
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stalin insisted on the national socialists being labeled “right”

to distinguish them from the communists on the left.


73 posted on 10/30/2011 7:53:07 AM PDT by ken21
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