Saturday, March 01, 2014

Socialist = Communist = Nazi

Not news, of course, but these days it bears repeating.

...Goebbels never doubted that he was a socialist. He understood Nazism to be a better and more plausible form of socialism than that propagated by Lenin. Instead of spreading itself across different nations, it would operate within the unit of the Volk....(quoting Hannan)

By the way, Fascist = Progressive, too.

...And I’ll also violate what appears to be an emerging consensus among some of my more-polite confreres out there, including Hannan–namely, that we must bend over backwards not to give too much offense to Leftists on this issue–and go ahead and say it: there is little meaningful distinction to be made between Progressivism and fascism. They are in fact closely related, and descended from the same political and ideological impulse. And to say that fascism is somehow “right wing” in either origin, practice, or effect is nothing more than a brazen lie....

So let's just call a spade a spade, shall we?  


Ted Mitchell said...

Indeed, let's call a spade a spade, shall we?

It is a caricature of reality to say that fascism is a phenomenon of the left and that social democracy is equated with fascism. Its polemics structured around stereotypes, not scholarship.

The confusion you suffer is you assume Right = less government, Left = more government, but that is only the 21st century definition. Mussolini himself described fascism as "of the right" (Doctrines of Fascism, 1932).

Regardless, just like when liberals cry out "racist", you can expect conservatives to yell "fascist". Both terms are devoid of any substantive meaning anymore.

Dad29 said...

Your characterization shows that you are deluded, or simply a running dog.

For openers, socialism is socialism, no matter that it is "democratic."

It inevitably leads to fascism, and as the author quoted above states, "progressivism" is its equivalent.

Mussolini ran a Fascist government. He can call himself whatever he likes from his perch in that noose.