Skip to comments.Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism
Posted on 02/25/2014 3:44:02 PM PST by cripplecreek
On 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a conquered Russia. There would be no come-back, he wrote, for capitalists nor priests nor Tsars. Rather, in the place of debased, Jewish Bolshevism, the Wehrmacht would deliver der echte Sozialismus: real socialism.
Goebbels never doubted that he was a socialist. He understood Nazism to be a better and more plausible form of socialism than that propagated by Lenin. Instead of spreading itself across different nations, it would operate within the unit of the Volk.
So total is the cultural victory of the modern Left that the merely to recount this fact is jarring. But few at the time would have found it especially contentious. As George Watson put it in The Lost Literature of Socialism:
It is now clear beyond all reasonable doubt that Hitler and his associates believed they were socialists, and that others, including democratic socialists, thought so too.
The clue is in the name. Subsequent generations of Leftists have tried to explain away the awkward nomenclature of the National Socialist German Workers Party as either a cynical PR stunt or an embarrassing coincidence. In fact, the name meant what it said.
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Self-ping to read later.
Socialism isn’t just the root of fascism, it’s the entire organism.
to read later
Good find. Pass this along to every Liberal you know and watch their heads implode. I predict they will ultimately shake their heads and walk away. After all, what Liberals can’t accept the simply reject and continue to believe in unicorns and rainbows. Nice job. Thank you.
"The goal of socialism is communism." ...............and the ever popular "The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation." Vladimir Lenin
Surprise, surprise, no response.
Yes, of course. The real reason why the Communists hated the Nazis so much was because they were competing for the same territory.
Hitler got a lot of his ideas from Mussolini—who started out his political career as a card-carrying Communist.
I remind lefties of my acquaintance of this all the time. Sunlight to vampires.
I thought they banned incandescent bulbs... oh that’s right... just the bright ones, which liberals are not.
“Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism”
The headline needs a little tweaking.
Leftists become “CFL or LED” when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism
Goebbels took a lot of his propaganda directly from a book called “Crystallizing public opinion” by Wilsonian progressive Edward Bernays.
I actually try to moderate my opinion of Bernays with the idea that he was more of a fool than an evil man. He did a lot of good things in his life and was genuinely horrified upon finding that his propaganda methods were being used by the nazi.
“It is now clear beyond all reasonable doubt that Hitler and his associates believed they were socialists, and that others, including democratic socialists, thought so too.”
Kind of hard to hide when Nazi stands for National Socialism. Perhaps we should stop calling them Nazis and call them National Socialists instead. It would be a correct moniker for them.
“The clue is in the name. Subsequent generations of Leftists have tried to explain away the awkward nomenclature of the National Socialist German Workers Party as either a cynical PR stunt or an embarrassing coincidence. In fact, the name meant what it said.”
Indeed. And the volkswagen literally means “the people’s wagon”. Sounds like a very socialist friendly term IMHO.
Hitler was a Fascist. And Fascists are Socialists.
Whereas Communism involves the state's ownership of the means of production, Fascism requires the state to merely control the means of production.
Observe The Won's cultivation of and cozy relationship with the corporatists. Obama, Buffet, GE, Hollywood, etc. are no different than Hitler, Krupp, Thyssen, Riefenstahl, etc.
Personally, I disagree with some of Hannan's more generous conclusions. Many leftists would not hesitate to send global warming skeptics to the camps...if they could.
The George Bernard Shaw quote, in particular, is absolutely chilling. Especially, since there are leftist intellectuals today who hold the same thoughts...
However--Josef Goebbels was indeed a left wing Nazi, almost an urban revolutionary (like the Strasser brothers and Ernst Rohm). There are even mainstream historians who admit this.
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