Some should post this to DU and see what kinda reaction you get.Bump
Myth: Hitler was a leftist.
Fact: Nearly all of Hitler's beliefs placed him on the far right.
Many conservatives accuse Hitler of being a leftist, on the grounds that his party was named "National Socialist." But socialism requires worker ownership and control of the means of production. In Nazi Germany, private capitalist individuals owned the means of production, and they in turn were frequently controlled by the Nazi party and state. True socialism does not advocate such economic dictatorship -- it can only be democratic. Hitler's other political beliefs place him almost always on the far right. He advocated racism over racial tolerance, 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.
Someone should post this to DU and see what kinda reaction you get.
I just went DUmpster diving, and one of them has posted it. In fact, they've got a whole thread devoted to this thread. (I've noticed they like to start threads about us...what would they do if we weren't here to start their conversations for them?).
They are, of course, shocked -- shocked! -- that anyone could possibly group that mean-old war-mongering socialist with the funny mustache along with such socialist philanthropists as Stalin, Mao, and Castro. They've taken a break from heaping praise on Cuba's socialist dictator in their numerous "stop the embargo" threads, to heap indignant scorn upon the article that is the subject of this thread. They have declared it to be the work of far-right extremists -- apparantly having overlooked the fact that it was written by an objectivist libertarian type.
Post it to the DU? Naaaaaaaa...Print up the quotes from prominent NAZI's like Goebels on a huge banner, roll it up, hang it behind a podium unnoticable like, and invite Hitlery to come speak before a rally before you let it roll down!
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