Skip to comments.Socialism = NAZI (Hitler was a socialist)
Posted on 06/22/2002 10:38:56 AM PDT by freeforall
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And how many times here lately have we heard that "individuals must sacrifice some of their freedom for the 'common good"? I honeslty believe that this is why they no longer teach real history in the public schools. The last two generations along with future generations will have no knowledge of what has gone before and will, therefore, not be able to draw the parallels between the Nazi/Socialist/Communistic/Fascist regimes of the past.
Sounds a little more like Hillary!?? to me. It seems that the natural trend with socialism is totalitarianism as the self-proclaimed elite garner an ever-increasing lock on the power and wealth through non-productive means while claiming its for the good of the "whole".
I surmise that to hurt the individual is to hurt the whole in the long term.
The biggest of the big lies of pre-World War II Europe was that the Nazis were on the Right. That has been used by the Left ever since, to try to undermine the forces of tradition, but it was and is a lie. Patriots should counter it and other lies with The Big Truth.
I am very glad to see this article posted.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Worker's Party), NSDAP = 'NAZI' Party
For my part- I agree with him.
...most probably the most important book written in modern times.
Main Entry: so·cial·ism Pronunciation: 'sO-sh&-"li-z&m Function: noun Date: 1837 1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods 2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state 3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
Main Entry: col·lec·tiv·ism Pronunciation: k&-'lek-ti-"vi-z&m Function: noun Date: 1857 : a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution; also : a system marked by such control.
The only thing Hitler advocated was obedience to the furher all others ideas were subordinate to that.
"He advocated racism over racial tolerance,(like Stalin?) eugenics over freedom of reproduction, merit over equality, competition over cooperation, power politics and militarism over pacifism, dictatorship over democracy, capitalism over Marxism, realism over idealism, nationalism over internationalism, exclusiveness over inclusiveness, common sense over theory or science, pragmatism over principle, and even held friendly relations with the Church, even though he was an atheist." This is what he really advocated.
The state must have absolute power over every man and over every sphere of human activity, the Nazis declared. "The authority of the Fuhrer is not limited by checks and controls, by special autonomous bodies or individual rights, but it is free and independent, all-inclusive and unlimited," said Ernst Huber, an official party spokesman, in 1933. "
Thus the USSR wasn't socialist either; everything was owned by the State, specifically Party members acting in the name of the State, and more accurately, Stalin. Not "the workers".
Same goes for Cuba. Effectively, everything is owned by Castro, not "the workers".
In fact no country has ever been or will ever be "socialist" if we insist on the definition you put forth. But then it can't be a very useful definition, can it? Especially since millions of people call themselves "socialists" and some of them get in power and do certain things while still insisting they are "socialists". Clearly there must be a better definition, one which actually covers the actual people who are de facto socialists by their own light.
private capitalist individuals owned the means of production, and they in turn were frequently controlled by the Nazi party and state.
What is a "private capitalist individual"? Is that the same thing as "person"? If so, then we can make that replacement, and also replace the word "Nazi" by the word "Communist", and we get an equally good characterization of the USSR. Which, therefore, also "wasn't really socialist".
Again, it's a useless definition under which nothing is "really" socialist.
True socialism does not advocate such economic dictatorship -- it can only be democratic.
Ah, "true" socialism! And socialism is based on what it "advocates"! So in the USSR the Communist party "advocated" ownership by "the workers" and pretended to be "democratic". The fact that in reality they (and not "the workers") simply controlled everything, and were not "democratic" at all, doesn't matter. They were socialist because of what they "advocated", while being fascist. Since Hitler had almost the same system, but didn't pay as much lip service to "the workers", he's not socialist at all! In fact, the opposite! I think I understand now, it's what they say, not what they do, which makes them "socialist".
Hitler's other political beliefs place him almost always on the far right. He advocated racism over racial tolerance,
And what does this have to do with being on the right? How "tolerant" was Stalin of Ukrainians? How "tolerant" is Castro of blacks? How "tolerant" is Mugabe of whites? I guess all of these guys are on the right?
eugenics over freedom of reproduction,
See Sweden, as recently as the 1970's....
merit over equality,
Hitler advocated "merit"? Except for Jews, I guess. Stalin advocated "equality"? Except for kulaks, Ukrainians, other useless eaters, I guess.
This definition of socialism is becoming more and more detached from reality.
competition over cooperation,
USSR, Cuba, North Korea, they're all about "cooperation", don'cha know!
power politics and militarism over pacifism,
Ah, Mugabe that lovable "pacifist". Many here probably fondly remember Kruschev's (?) famous "pacifist" words, "we will bury you". There is also the wonder "pacifist" way in which the Bolsheviks rose to power using terrorism, slaughtered the Czar's family, purged people, and excused all form of murder and assassination because in their eyes "political terror" is perfectly justified. Gotta love those leftist "pacifists".
dictatorship over democracy,
So unlike leftists.
nationalism over internationalism,
Stalin, again, was so "international". That's why he had such love for Ukrainians. Not to mention Jews!
exclusiveness over inclusiveness,
USSR, of course, being so "inclusive". Everyone was "included" in the opportunity to be sent to slave labor camps.
common sense over theory or science,
By contrast the USSR advocated "theory or science" over common sense? Yup, that Lysenko.. such good "science".
What a worthless "summary". Does it have anything to do with reality?
I will bookmark your thread as it is well documented.
Hitler was not an Individualist.Only an Individualist could be opposed to racism since it is a primitive type of collectivism.The Eugenics Hitler was in favor of was mandated by the state, any one in favor of freedom would oppose that.Beacause some one favors merit does not mean they oppose equality but I think the equality you mean is outcome based.In other words mandated. (by the state I am sure)But here is the real crux of the argument.Hitler wanted to demand different things than the commies but they both bark orders and you must obey.Those who beleive in freedom don't want any master.
They were right-wing socialists.
The very distinction between "Right" and "Left" was a product of Enlightenment and hinges on the issue of equality. The Left believes in more; the Right believes in less.
A political system that would enslave entire races based upon genetics is hardly communist or left-wing. Socialist, yes. Left-wing? No.
Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize practical solutions to current problems. They tend to keep an open mind on new issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as a check on excessive liberty.
Libertarians are self-governors in both personal and economic matters. They believe government's only purpose is to protect people from coercion and violence. They value individual responsibility, and tolerate economic and social diversity.
Left-Liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.
Right-conservatives prefer self-government on economic issues, but want official standards in personal matters. They want the government to defend the community from threats to its moral fiber.
Authoritarians want government to advance society and individuals through expert central planning. They often doubt whether self-government is practical. Left-authoritarians are also called socialists, while fascists are right-authoritarians.
Copyright © 1995-96 Advocates for Self-Government, Inc. OK to reprint quiz as-is with credit to the Advocates. The Self-Government Compass is adapted from an original idea by David Nolan.
Hitler was pro-abortion (for non-"Aryans), pro gun control, and believed schools should be strictly controlled by the state. He supported smoking bans and speech codes. He had a goal to destroy Christianity. He supported euthanasia. He inisisted the private sector should be strictly regulated by the state.
I'd say he was a lefty.
even held friendly relations with the Church
Sure, just as our own Democratic Party does -- just so long as the church doesn't make waves and serves a useful purpose.
I see, so I'm right: there have never been nor will there ever be any true "socialist" nations. What kind of definition of "socialism" is that?
Well I agree that you would be hard pressed to find a socialist state. You usually find a mixed bag.
Okay then. Well you see, that just proves your definition isn't very meaningful. We're trying to discuss who is socialist and who isn't, and to what extent. You coming along with a definition of "socialist" which is impossible to satisfy isn't very helpful. My response is to nod my head, say "I see, thanks for the proposed definition, and you've answered our question - No One Is Ever Socialist. Now goodbye." and continue the discussion using a more realistic definition of "socialist".
[replace "Nazi" with "Communist" and description is equally valid] Well that is an over simplification. They were both totalitarian but they were also ideologically opposed AND mortal enemies.
You're absolutely right. They were both totalitarian, they were ideologically opposed to each other (as were the "Mensheviks" and "Bolsheviks" - both socialists, you will notice), and they were mortal enemies.
And they were both socialist too.
[[eugenics over freedom of reproduction,]] > > See Sweden, as recently as the 1970's.... ] See the US 20/30's
Agreed, another good counterexample. The US, under leftists like Wilson, and activist judges like Holmes, also had a strong eugenics movement.
[ Hitler advocated "merit"? Except for Jews, I guess. Stalin advocated "equality"? Except for kulaks, Ukrainians, other useless eaters, I guess. ] That's right. If you weren't a german it didn't matter.
Exactly my point - you (or rather, your quote) claimed that rightists advocated "merit over equality". But Hitler, as you admit, didn't advocate "merit" at all. If you were German, it didn't matter. Thus Hitler was on the left (since he wanted equality for all true German folk). I'm glad we now agree.
Let's stay on topic, we are talking about the politics of nazism. And btw they are NOT socialist.
Yes, they are. Quite a bit.
[ dictatorship over democracy,] So unlike leftists. Socialism not tyrants
I'm starting to understand. A guy can be a socialist, call himself a socialist, advocate socialist ideas, gain socialist followers, and then rise to power. But if he does anything bad or unpopular, then he's "not a socialist", he's "a tyrant", and I'm not allowed to use him as an example of a socialist anymore.
Socialists, apparently, can only do good and nice things. Anything bad done by any socialist automatically kicks them out of the socialist club. So you can never use any bad socialist behavior to discredit socialists. Only good and perfect beautiful socialist behavior. The definition of socialists excludes all bad behavior and only includes utopian behavior.
I understand now. What I understand is that it's a loaded definition, and a propagandandistic one, designed only to help socialists advance their cause. What I don't understand is why you buy into it and are promulgating it. Are you a socialist?
[...several times] Stay on topic.
You keep telling me to stay on topic. You put forth a list designed to prove that Hitler was on the right, I knocked down every item on that list by showing either that the claim was wrong or that it could equally apply to well-know leftists. That's completely on topic, whether you realize it or not.
Again, you go off to the USSR. We are talking about the NAZI PARTY and how they MORE resemble the FAR RIGHT!
Yes, and what you don't understand is that they don't "MORE resemble the FAR RIGHT", they more resemble the USSR, which is acknowledged to be on the far left.
And that's why I kept bringing up the USSR. Don't you understand that? Apparently not.
And he supported a strong military, which he used to attack the only existing socialist state: the Soviet Union.
And he arrested, tortured, and executed Socialists and Communists...
You mean his ally? The country with whom he signed the non-aggression pact? With whom he jointly carved up Poland?
And he arrested, tortured, and executed Socialists and Communists...
As did Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot. One more thing they have in common.
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