posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 12:40 PM
reply to post by Kaploink
“Actually Hitler wasn't a socialist…”
Except for the fact he was. Again, look up the acronym for NAZI. Or look up his industrial policy. This isn’t really a matter of academic contention
but rather a tactic used by the idealistic socialists to reclaim the word ‘socialist’ from its dark history.
“…He was a Nazi. Which was a strange mixture of the left and right.”
Ok, I’ll buy your premise. Partially at least.
Nazism domestically resembles US progressivism whilst externally resembles US conservatism.
As such, the tea party folks, are in my opinion, correct in calling Nazism leftist vis-à-vis domestic policy of the current administration.
“They were trying to create a society with classes divided by talent and merit…”
This is a sort of weak argument. I doubt you’d find many human societies that don’t “try [ed.] to create a society with classes divided by
talent and merit. Those that worked harder would be able to advance to higher classes.” This is a staple of the ‘meritocracy’ and I don’t
think belongs to one political affiliation. Unless you’re making a roundabout argument against affirmative action, which I don’t think you
“If you look at their embracing of Lutheranism while rejecting Catholicism and their anti-homosexuality policies…”
Similarly, if you look at the modern progressives, you will find a seething black subconscious of anti-Semitism that stems far beyond legitimate
criticism of Israel. Check out an ANSWER rally some time…