You quote to me a critic of socialism to prove that the Nazi's were socialists! What kind of proof is this! You claim I am giving you superficial differences. Well, let me make it clear then. Socialism is a stage on the way to the abolition of the state--no government, period. That is the far left. Nazism is the organization of the state into a form that is to be worshipped for the purpose of raising one race of people above all others--that is the far right. On one hand there is no government, on the other the government assumes the role of God. That is the theoretical difference. The distinction comes from the writings of Edmund Burke.
Maybe we can phrase it this way. The Nazis had far, far more in common with our Democratic Party than it did with right-wing faction of the GOP.
I could not disagree more. Read Burke, then come back and talk sense. Who reveres the traditional institutions of America more--the GOP or the left? Whichever does is closer to the Nazi party, however marginally. Who desires to change the traditional institutions of America in the name of combatting racism and promoting pluralism, creating a classless society? Whoever does is closer to the socialists. You've got to do the study time if you want to be able to write on this stuff with any accuracy. You are dealing in a social science where certain terms have very specific meanings to the people within that discipline. Again, I challenge you to go to the nearest university and find a single professor of political philosophy or science that will agree with you.
posted on 06/23/2002 8:45:57 PM PDT
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