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The similarities between the National Socialist (Nazi) platform and the modern liberal/socialist agenda are truely astonishing. Nationalization of business, forced profit sharing, outlawing all profits during wartime, abolition of all income not earned directly from work (via high capital gains/inheritance taxes), the state shall provide a "livelihood for its citizens", old age insurance funded by government, price caps, price controls, rent controls, laws against speculation.."communal" rent free living areas, an end to the "materialistic" world order, free higher education focusing on "civic affairs" (humanities, political science--the left's favorite (and useless) subjects to learn), labor laws, censorship against news media that don't tow the line (libs demanding "fairness doctrine, increased penalties/regulation against clear channel, newscorp, etc)...bottom line, "common good..."common interest" before individual interest, and a strong central government to make these goals come true...mainly through economic coercion and force. The left wing parties of TODAY condemn individual achievement at every turn. Their aim is to remove every reason for individuals to excel in this society, and to create a class of dependent people subservient to the almighty state. They justify economic oppression in the name of "social justice" or the promoting "common good." Much like the Nazis, they support extreme infringements on personal liberties. Like the Nazis, they favor MASSIVE taxation, massive regulation, and often support government takeover of entire industries (Hellarycare in 92, etc

No further words are necessary...just read closely.

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." --Adolf Hitler

(Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306)

[Below is the 25 of the NSDAP Program - This is basically the National Socialist German Workers Party Platform. It included measures that in effect would redistribute income and war profits, profit-sharing with large industries, nationalization of trusts, extensive development of old-age pension (just like FDRs Social Security Program), and free education. Clearly this demonstrates Hitler was indeed a left winger and here is startling proof.]


The 25 points of the NSDAP Program were composed by Adolf Hitler and Anton Drexler. They were publically presented on 24 February 1920 "to a crowd of almost two thousand and every single point was accepted amid jubilant approval." (Mein Kampf, Volume II, Chapter I) Hitler explained their purpose in the fifth chapter of the second volume of Mein Kampf:

[T]he program of the new movement was summed up in a few guiding principles, twenty-five in all. They were devised to give, primarily to the man of the people, a rough picture of the movement's aims. They are in a sense a political creed, which on the one hand recruits for the movement and on the other is suited to unite and weld together by a commonly recognized obligation those who have been recruited.

Hitler was intent on having a community of mutual interest that desired mutual success instead of one that was divided over the control of money or differing values.


In these straightforward statements of intent, Hitler translated his ideology into a plan of action which would prove its popularity with the German people throughout the coming years. For many, the abruptness of its departure from the tradition of politics as practiced in the western world was as much of a shock as its liberal nature and foresight of the emerging problems of western democracy.


The Programme of the German Workers' Party is designed to be of limited duration. The leaders have no intention, once the aims announced in it have been achieved, of establishing fresh ones, merely in order to increase, artificially, the discontent of the masses and so ensure the continued existence of the Party.

1. We demand the union of all Germany in a Greater Germany on the basis of the right of national self-determination.

2. We demand equality of rights for the German people in its dealings with other nations, and the revocation of the peace treaties of Versailles and Saint-Germain.

3. We demand land and territory (colonies) to feed our people and to settle our surplus population.

4. Only members of the nation may be citizens of the State. Only those of German blood, whatever be their creed, may be members of the nation. Accordingly, no Jew may be a member of the nation.

5. Non-citizens may live in Germany only as guests and must be subject to laws for aliens.

6. The right to vote on the State's government and legislation shall be enjoyed by the citizens of the State alone. We demand therefore that all official appointments, of whatever kind, whether in the Reich, in the states or in the smaller localities, shall be held by none but citizens.

We oppose the corrupting parliamentary custom of filling posts merely in accordance with party considerations, and without reference to character or abilities.

7. We demand that the State shall make it its primary duty to provide a livelihood for its citizens. If it should prove impossible to feed the entire population, foreign nationals (non-citizens) must be deported from the Reich.

8. All non-German immigration must be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans who entered Germany after 2 August 1914 shall be required to leave the Reich forthwith.

9. All citizens shall have equal rights and duties.

10. It must be the first duty of every citizen to perform physical or mental work. The activities of the individual must not clash with the general interest, but must proceed within the framework of the community and be for the general good.

We demand therefore:

11. The abolition of incomes unearned by work.

The breaking of the slavery of interest

12. In view of the enormous sacrifices of life and property demanded of a nation by any war, personal enrichment from war must be regarded as a crime against the nation. We demand therefore the ruthless confiscation of all war profits.

13. We demand the nationalization of all businesses which have been formed into corporations (trusts).

14. We demand profit-sharing in large industrial enterprises.

15. We demand the extensive development of insurance for old age.

16. We demand the creation and maintenance of a healthy middle class, the immediate communalizing of big department stores, and their lease at a cheap rate to small traders, and that the utmost consideration shall be shown to all small traders in the placing of State and municiple orders.

17. We demand a land reform suitable to our national requirements, the passing of a law for the expropriation of land for communal purposes without compensation; the abolition of ground rent, and the prohibition of all speculation in land. *

18. We demand the ruthless prosecution of those whose activities are injurious to the common interest. Common criminals, usurers, profiteers, etc., must be punished with death, whatever their creed or race.

19. We demand that Roman Law, which serves a materialistic world order, be replaced by a German common law.

20. The State must consider a thorough reconstruction of our national system of education (with the aim of opening up to every able and hard-working German the possibility of higher education and of thus obtaining advancement). The curricula of all educational establishments must be brought into line with the requirements of practical life. The aim of the school must be to give the pupil, beginning with the first sign of intelligence, a grasp of the nation of the State (through the study of civic affairs). We demand the education of gifted children of poor parents, whatever their class or occupation, at the expense of the State.

21. The State must ensure that the nation's health standards are raised by protecting mothers and infants, by prohibiting child labor, by promoting physical strength through legislation providing for compulsory gymnastics and sports, and by the extensive support of clubs engaged in the physical training of youth.

22. We demand the abolition of the mercenary army and the foundation of a people's army.

23. We demand legal warfare on deliberate political mendacity and its dissemination in the press. To facilitate the creation of a German national press we demand:

(a) that all editors of, and contributors to newspapers appearing in the German language must be members of the nation; (b) that no non-German newspapers may appear without the express permission of the State. They must not be printed in the German language; (c) that non-Germans shall be prohibited by law from participating financially in or influencing German newspapers, and that the penalty for contravening such a law shall be the suppression of any such newspaper, and the immediate deportation of the non-Germans involved.

The publishing of papers which are not conducive to the national welfare must be forbidden. We demand the legal prosecution of all those tendencies in art and literature which corrupt our national life, and the suppression of cultural events which violate this demand.

24. We demand freedom for all religious denominations in the State, provided they do not threaten its existence not offend the moral feelings of the German race.

The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not commit itself to any particular denomination. It combats the Jewish-materialistic spirit within and without us, and is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health only from within on the basis of the principle: The common interest before self-interest.

25. To put the whole of this programme into effect, we demand the creation of a strong central state power for the Reich; the unconditional authority of the political central Parliament over the entire Reich and its organizations; and the formation of Corporations based on estate and occupation for the purpose of carrying out the general legislation passed by the Reich in the various German states.

The leaders of the Party promise to work ruthlessly -- if need be to sacrifice their very lives -- to translate this programme into action. ___________________________________________-

As you can see, the official Nazi platform is an almost word for word copy of what leftist parties around the globe are promoting TODAY. Astonishing really. Please send some of the quotes above to your liberal friends and ask them how it feels to support the same tyrranical policies promoted by Adolf Hitler. I would love to hear the responses.

1 posted on 05/25/2004 12:35:08 AM PDT by Capitalism2003
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To: Capitalism2003
Actung! Mein Fuhrer, vat vill ve do ven ven fundeng for za Amerikkorps program unts? Ve must act immediattly! If ve doont act fast ve even mite lose ze Hope Scholarships! Zend Goebbels immediately! Ze is the most hotsie-totsie Nazi zat I've vever seen!

On a slightly more serious note, I believe that the government regulatory programs initiated by the National Socialist Party in pre-war Germany were merely an extension of the Bismarckian predilection for the ideology of corporatism.

If I'm not mistaken, Bismarck was the original paleo-con.


7 posted on 05/25/2004 12:52:28 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Why don't we just ask Gerard? Gerard knows everything.")
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'We have to tolerate dictators!'---Joe Kennedy
'Ol fat Ted didn't fall far from the tree did he?

Spring time
For Hillary
In Germany

31 posted on 05/25/2004 2:17:56 AM PDT by rockfish59
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I thought statment #24 was interesting, considering in particular that at first the Nazi's claim to be Socialists who worship government over God. Socialism essentially embraces "the state" as religion. The claim to be Socialist and religous at the same time is simply impossible, and we saw that the Nazi's action couldn't have anything to do with belief in God or God's law. The next statement they go on to claim that all actions are to be committed for the good of "common or collective interest" again, right back to the Socialist line of thinking. They seem to promote religion in this section as a statement for open oposition to the existence of other religions within the state. This would also seem to justify some people's thinking that the Nazi's were Christian, but then again, by the time they actually came into power following 1920, I have no doubt they no longer forwarded such claims to Christianity. Suffice to say, their actions were absolutely indicative of the opposite. Then again, if anyone runs across anything to support or dispute that, please send it to me.
33 posted on 05/25/2004 2:30:02 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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The left substitutes government for god. They believe govt is the be all and the end all.

34 posted on 05/25/2004 3:11:54 AM PDT by tkathy (nihilism: absolute destructiveness toward the world at large and oneself)
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I don't think this proves much. If you went to the Constitutions of most communist countries, you'd probably find language embodying all sorts of rights, not much different from our own Constitution's.

Does that mean that communism and democracy are similar? Of course not. It just proves that totalitarian governments lie about their true aims.

35 posted on 05/25/2004 3:28:23 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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bump for later read

40 posted on 05/25/2004 5:55:01 AM PDT by Ditter
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The problem with your argument is that Hitler betrayed almost all the socialist principles laid out above once he came to power. The true believers in National Socialism, including Ernst Roehm and the Nazi ideologue who wrote the very words you have posted, Gregor Strasser, were murdered by Hitler on the Night of the Long Knives, June 30, 1934.

Hitler was backed by all the major capitalist industrialists in Germany throughout the existence of the Third Reich. He consolidated his power as Chancellor by gaining the support of the conservative faction in German government led by Franz von Paten. The only private property at risk in the Nazi era belonged to the Jews. Private enterprise flourished under the Nazis and strikes were outlawed. Hardly the record one would expect of socialists.

For the Nazis, ideology on paper was one thing, actual governing philosophy something else entirely. Hitler did not go to the working man to build his war machine. He went to the capitalists.

In such a well researched and well known area of history it behooves no one to distort the facts. The proper way to understand National Socialism is to always put the emphasis on the first word -- nationalism. The Nazis were German racial chauvinists of the first rank. Hitler's committment to socialism was always secondary, and, as we saw, easily disposed of when he felt it was convenient to do so.

44 posted on 05/25/2004 12:07:19 PM PDT by beckett
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psst. Next time try this; /b

I'm sorry but your post is unreadable.

51 posted on 05/26/2004 6:37:48 AM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists Are Moral and Intellectual Parasites)
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