Have you ever wondered why Nazism (essentially socialism) and Fascism (again, essentially socialism) are considered right-wing political philosophies? Well, it’s because the left-wing (and the MSM, its obedient lap-dog) have gone to great time and trouble to recast them as such.
Leftists are quick to cite the fact that one of Hitler’s first actions was to get rid of the Leftist Socialists & Trade Unions. But what leftists fail to point out is that the Socialists & Trade Unions were comprised of and led by communists, the main enemy, according to Hitler, of Germany. They also cite that Hitler, in 1919, attended a German Workers Party (GWP) meeting. The subject of the talk being given at the meeting was “How and by what means is Socialism to be destroyed?” But what leftists fail to point out is that Hitler soon joined the GWP, became their leader, and renamed it the National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI) to try to appeal to socialists.
In an effort to create as much distance as possible between Hitler and his socialist principles, Hitler has deliberately been mis-labeled as extreme right wing by the Socialist movement. Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist or the Nazi party represented extreme left wing politics.
From this source we learn that the left “… attempt to recast Mussolini as ‘right wing’ although his relativistic, atheist philosophy and socialist roots were distinctly ‘left-wing’.”
As Doug Ross points out:
“The main point is this – to detach from the genocide of the holocaust, leftists have not only disowned the fascists (and especially the Nazis) they have gone to the trouble of pinning them to the right. Of course it’s a complete lie, and that’s why the left defends it so savagely. Anyone that points out the truth is attacked in massive fashion.”
As David Limbaugh wrote in 2011:
“… today’s liberals see themselves as champions of the ‘working man’ and enemies of corporate interests and the wealthy. Their political lifeblood is class warfare on behalf of the ‘working man’ (read: labor unions). Redistributionism is at the heart of their philosophy.”
“As political theory and actual practice throughout history demonstrate, both communism and fascism are left-wing political and economic ideologies – as far as they can be from the right wing of the spectrum.”
And, as Dr. Walter E. Williams wrote:
“Today’s leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from those of Nazi, Soviet and Maoist mass murderers. One does not have to be in favor of death camps or wars of conquest to be a tyrant. The only requirement is that one has to believe in the primacy of the state over individual rights.”
In the irony category, I really like these quotes from leftists: “Hitler was indeed right wing, his totalitarian policies were designed to remove all class structure.” and, “His policies were indeed similar to the 20th century Communist policies, which are extreme right winged regimes.” So now the policies of removing class structure and communism are somehow right-wing policies. I guess the left has never heard of capital redistribution or the EPA. Further, isn’t it rather ironic that Hitler said, “… we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak.” [emphasis mine] How many times have we heard Obama use the same word, the same idea, to further his economic policies?
Want confirmation of leftist effort? Consider this from Gary M. Grobman:
“The government of Nazi Germany was a fascist, totalitarian state. Totalitarian regimes, in contrast to a dictatorship, establish complete political, social, and cultural control over their subjects, and are usually headed by a charismatic leader. Fascism is a form of right-wing totalitarianism which emphasizes the subordination of the individual to advance the interests of the state. Nazi fascism’s ideology included a racial theory which denigrated “non-Aryans,” extreme nationalism which called for the unification of all German-speaking peoples, the use of private paramilitary organizations to stifle dissent and terrorize opposition, and the centralization of decision-making by, and loyalty to, a single leader.” [emphasis mine]
Here is another confirmation. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, in April 2009, issued a report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” The report says, “The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization.” But the report provides no examples or incidences of rightwing radicalization. The report also says, “… no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence.”
The liberal blog ThinkProgress.org had these three “take-away” points about the DHS report:
- Anti-immigration: “Rightwing extremist groups’ frustration over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration has the potential to incite individuals or small groups toward violence.”
- Recruiting returning vets: “Rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.”
- Gun-related violence: “Heightened interest in legislation for tighter firearms … may be invigorating rightwing extremist activity, specifically the white supremacist and militia movements.”
And guess what! The very liberal MSM ate up the DHS report, as can be seen here, here, and here.
Need even more confirmation? Please read this article.
As Dr. Josef Goebbles, the extraordinary NAZI propagandist said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” I think Goebbles’ philosophy fits here well!
But that’s just my opinion.
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