An inconvenient fact about the Nazis that Charles will not discussPosted: December 8, 2014 | |
Beginning in 2007 and probably due to very interesting conversations about WWII that filled some of the night time threads, Charles began to be obsessed with Nazis. He accused rightwing groups in Europe who oppose Islam of being Nazis, despite that these groups economic platform was capitalist. These accusations of Nazism, did not stop with European groups.
After the election to Obama and the formation of the tea party, who initially were just focused on economic issues the accusations of Nazism returned to LGF. Anyone who criticized Obama was called a Nazi by Charles. The Californian shut in, even concocted the idea that a plot led by Ron Paul to establish a Global Nazi regime with him as Fuhrer. In the world of Charles Johnson, anyone on the right is considered a Nazi. But the joke is on the 60 something Hipster.
The truth is that the National Socialist German Workers Party was a progressive/socialist entity. The name alone is leftist and the economic platform of the Nazis was socialist. Charles is ideologically closer to the Nazis than the many people he decries as such.
On 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a conquered Russia. There would be no come-back, he wrote, for capitalists nor priests nor Tsars. Rather, in the place of debased, Jewish Bolshevism, the Wehrmacht would deliver “der echte Sozialismus”: real socialism.
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.
Hitler told Hermann Rauschning, a Prussian who briefly worked for the Nazis before rejecting them and fleeing the country, that he had admired much of the thinking of the revolutionaries he had known as a young man; but he felt that they had been talkers, not doers. “I have put into practice what these peddlers and pen pushers have timidly begun,” he boasted, adding that “the whole of National Socialism” was “based on Marx”.
Marx’s error, Hitler believed, had been to foster class war instead of national unity – to set workers against industrialists instead of conscripting both groups into a corporatist order. His aim, he told his economic adviser, Otto Wagener, was to “convert the German Volk to socialism without simply killing off the old individualists” – by which he meant the bankers and factory owners who could, he thought, serve socialism better by generating revenue for the state. “What Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism failed to accomplish,” he told Wagener, “we shall be in a position to achieve.”
Next time you hear Leftists use the word fascist as a general insult, gently point out the difference between what they like to imagine the NSDAP stood for and what it actually proclaimed.
Next time Charles accuses someone on the right of being a Nazi, he should look in the mirror and the comment section of his blog.