a reply to: makemap
The short answer, is because we didn't have them all shot. All of them. We did not use their own tools and ideal against them, we did not turn on them
with the same vigour that they turned on their fellow man. I would imagine that somewhere behind that was a high minded ideal of being the better man,
or some such. Laudable, noble even, but not very effective.
You see, the first thing that one needs to understand about National Socialism, is that it's very name is a lie. Socialism is not what the Nazi party
were about in the least, and if you study the period, you will see that genuine socialists were just as likely to be jailed or disappeared as any
other group the Nazis disliked. You will also, upon searching the terms "The difference between Socialism, and Nazism" note that a key feature of
socialism, the idea that the workers own the method of production, was actually absolutely opposite to the FACTS of what the Nazis actually put into
This lie did two very important things for the Nazi party. First, it duped genuine socialists into initially supporting the party, getting newspapers
on side, getting pamphlets out, getting workers groups motivated and fired up to know more and get involved with the Nazi growth spurt. But it did
something else too. It totally obfuscated what they were actually about, what their actual motivations and beliefs were, meaning that even those who
had no interest in them particularly, saw no more danger from that organisation, than they did from their local miners benevolent fund, or similar.
But this has had an effect beyond these two, an effect which continues to this day. This ages old obfuscation, has allowed generations of people to
be fooled into believing that Socialsim itself was the root and branch of the Nazi ideal. It has meant that right wing groups which appeared to be
Nazi in all but name, could slide past any association with the Nazis, in saying "Surely you jest, these Nazis were socialists! We are proud to sit on
the right wing of political matters!".
The most dangerous thing about the Nazi party, was that it was founded on sleight of hand, lies within lies, even their very name being a veil with
which to hide the true nature of their political and physical aims, those being the destruction of all that was not white and conforming to the
When so few people are prepared to accept that the Nazis were even a right wing fascist organisation, it becomes very difficult to come up with a way
to combat this particular brand of villainy, and very easy for villains to deflect blame elsewhere. Talking heads and corporate bodies like to use
Nazism to poo poo modern socialism, because it is easy. People, by and large, do not understand enough about politics, history, or the specifics of
the Nazi threat, to be able to see past the lies told to them.
And this is very helpful to anyone wanting to roll as a fascist.
You see, fascism, where the corporations and the government are all mingled up into one element, is a method for controlling a populations people,
and their pockets, with the same tool. If a government is the corporation which owns all the material wealth, and all the means of producing anything,
then the people are beholden to them, and this means that the fascism can get away with anything it likes.
Corporations do VERY well out of fascism, if they play their cards right, which is yet another reason that it is very dangerous to have corporations
and their money, so close to ones nations politics, why capitalisms have to be very careful that their close business ties do not develop into full
blown amalgamation between one and the other.
The prison system, the military industrial complex, these are both examples, and not the only ones by any stretch, of corporate interests getting so
close to government operations and interests, that they may as well be one singular entity. Protest about these, and you will be called a socialist,
and the ignorant may go as far to call you a Nazi. But in truth, Nazism is fascism, and there are a great many distinctly fascist elements operating
and supporting these systems.
All of this made possible by one very clever, devious, evil lie, which made death look like life, and life appear as death to generations to come.