Some tidbits and facts about Nazi's and why they were more extreme left wing than anything:
"There is more that binds us to Bolshevism that separates us from it...I have given orders that...Communists are to be recruited into the party at
once. The petite bourgeois Social Democrat and the trade union boss will never make a Nazi, but the communist always will" - Adolf Hitler
1) Hitler regarded capitalism as an evil scheme of the Jews and said so in speech after speech. Karl Marx believed likewise. In his essay, ``On the
Jewish Question,'' Marx theorized that eliminating Judaism would strike a crippling blow to capitalist exploitation. Hitler put Marx's theory to
work in the death camps.
2) Nazism was inspired by Italian Fascism, an invention of hardline Communist Benito Mussolini. During World War I, Mussolini recognized that
conventional socialism wasn't working. He saw that nationalism exerted a stronger pull on the working class than proletarian brotherhood. He also saw
that the ferocious opposition of large corporations made socialist revolution difficult. So in 1919, Mussolini came up with an alternative strategy.
He called it Fascism. Mussolini described his new movement as a ``Third Way'' between capitalism and communism. As under communism, the state would
exercise dictatorial control over the economy. But as under capitalism, the corporations would be left in private hands.
3) Hitler preached class warfare, agitating the working class to resist "exploitation'' by capitalists -- particularly Jewish capitalists, of
4) Desire to disarm and dominate the people
"...ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the state" - Heinrich Himmler
In a truly free nation, the people rule the leaders, not the other way round. However, in tyranny, the reverse is true, with a small cabal dictating
terms to the masses, and viewing them all as nothing more than cogs in the state machinery to serve the needs of "The People" or "The State". In
such a state, a few heroic people will always resist, some forcefully. In the extreme states of the far left, citizenry are disarmed almost
immediately, leaving them to the fate of the "party", and also leaving the people they choose to massacre and transport to gulags defenseless.
5) "Nazi" was gutter slang for the verb "to nationalize". The Bider-Mienhoff gang gave themselves this moniker during their early struggles. The
official title of the Nazi Party was "The National Socialist Workers Party of Germany". Hitler and the Brownshirts advocated the nationalization of
education, health care, transportation, national resources, manufacturing, distribution and law enforcement.
6) Public schools rewrote history and Hitler youth groups taught the children to report their parents to their teachers for anti-Nazi remarks. Such
parents disappeared. Pagan animism became the state religion of the Third Reich and Christians were widely condemned as "right wing fanatics".
7) The Nazi's confiscated and seized the homes, businesses, bank accounts, and personal belongings of wealthy conservative citizens who had prospered
in the old Republic.
8) The Nazi reign of terror began with false news reports on the Jews, Bohemians and Gypses who were said to be arming themselves to overthrow the
"New World Order" and Hitler demanded that all good people register their guns so that they wouldn't fall into the hands of "terrorists and
madmen".Right-wing fanatics of the "Old Order" who protested firearms registration were arrested by the S.S. and put in jail for "fomenting hatred
against the Government of the German people". Sound familiar?
9) Use of monitoring, gulags and slave labour
Both the Nazis and Communists also employed secret police forces to crush internal opposition, thus eliminating competing views of the future from
interrupting their social engineering. In both cases, the police forces of Nazi Germany (Gestapo) and the USSR (NKVD, later KGB) operated with almost
total power and employed an extensive number of informants who were encouraged to "denounce" their neighbours. Yet again, absolutely no difference
between the Nazis and the Communists, as they were both far left movements.
10) Belief in creating a utopia via the guidance of an all powerful ruling party
When the Nazis came to power, one of their first goals was to create a Volksgemeinschaft ("Peoples Community"), where all divisions based on class
would be swept away, and all people would live together in a healthy state. One can already see the parallels between this "classless utopian"
vision of the Nazis and the similar classless heaven on earth envisaged by Marxists.
The Nazis also believed that a temporary period would be needed to realign and re educate their population before this leap to a classless
Volksgemeinschaft paradise could come about. This meant an all powerful inner party taking control of all organs of public culture, from theatre and
music to the education system and print media. This was exactly what the Bolsheviks in Russia did when they came to power, as they too believed that
there needed to be a temporary "Dictatorship of the Proletariat" when an all powerful inner party would lead the re-education and societal
re-alignment of the masses to prepare them for the leap to the classless utopia. Again, no difference between the Communists and the Nazis.
11) Re-invention of morality and human nature
Both Nazism and Communism re-invented morality; both believed there was no God as it was "the ultimate Jewish consequence" or "opiate of the
masses", depending on whether you were Nazi or Communist. There was also a denial of the traditional Western moral view of the dignity of the
individual, which was cast aside in favour of collectivism and deindividuation. Both Nazis and Communists expected their citizens to submerge their
individuality into the sea of the collective masses, and to sacrifice themselves for this goal, until we had a "New Soviet Man" or "Ubermensch",
again a different label for the same concept. Both of these mythological utopianites were men who had no traits to distinguish them from any other,
and whose whole psychology revolved around serving the hive-like structure of the collectivist utopian society.