“Based on exit polls. National Front is called far-right in the media, at the same time they note that it is essentially socialist in policy.”
Saw a great chart that compared ideology not to a straight, linear Left-to-Right line, but as a circle. If you go faaaaaarrrrr enough to the right then you wind up back into Socialism. Nazi style.
Same thing if you travel faaaar to the left.
Of course, this is France, so “Socialist” is kind of a given.
A circle is exactly what it is like.
Its neither a line nor a circle.
The fact is, the Nazis were National Socialists (which is what their name means). There was nothing conservative about them. For example, their party anthem, Die Fahne hoch! mentions martyrs killed by the Red front and the Reaction (conservatives). The most enthusiastic segment of the population supporting the Nazis were teachers, roughly those at the equivalent of our high-school level. Think of our own unionized teachers for comparison.
Hitler is dead, but I often think that national socialism is probably the commonest form of government in the world today. Naturally, its practitioners would rather not admit the connection.
Politicalcompass.org has a good paradigm.
Every couple years I take their questionnaire to see if I have drifted.
NAZI is not on the right at all, they were competitors for the same supporters as the commies
This does not come from reason, but from the simple fact that the Communists labeled anybody who opposed them as "far right". Thus Nazis and Jeffersonians are both "far right".
A more rational spectrum would put those in favor of authoritarian state control on one end (putting Communists, Nazis, and fans of dictatorship in general on the same end), and those wanting minimal government on the other end.
The Libertarian Party has the worlds smallest political quiz...which is a good way of knowing who you are voting for.
At the same time, people often confuse socialist terrorism with anarchist activity, which is incorrect. Anarchy is the absence of government where most activity described as being anarchist is actually intent on bringing about a more severe form of totalitarianism.
It's taken the left decades to spread about the false premise of previous spectrums, but a simple chart shreads all their efforts. The simplest explanation of conservatism is a minimalist governing body, which falls on the center of the scale. The beliefs of libertarianism take us towards the far right. Not that I have a problem with that.
National Front is not a neonazi poltical party but heres a list a few of the biggest ones
Neonazi parties in europe(have to be explicitly anti semitic and flirting with skinheads to qualify as such)
Jokkib in Hungary
Svoboda in Ukraine
Ataka in Bulgeria
npd in germany
Golden dawn in greence