reply to post by saabacura
You're just totally wrong. I don't even know how to address you, you've been thoroughly brainwashed by being kept from the totality of the facts.
That's why you complain about me being "nit picky". Well... being "nit picky" about the facts is called being INTELLIGENT and knowing what
you're talking about.
Hitler WAS RIGHT-WING. Once again, EVERY RESPECTED HISTORIAN and respected political theorist (which are the experts on this) will agree on this.
Hitler USED Socialism to appeal to people, but he went back on promises, corrupted the unions, and ACTIVELY worked to DESTROY socialism and communism.
The Nazis, once in power, were notoriously anti-communist, anti-liberal, anti-gay, pro-corporate power, etc. They were right-wing no matter what name
they called themselves. Just like many Communist regimes call themselves Democratic Republics... does that mean THEY ARE democratic republics? NO!
Just like the National Socialists were NOT socialists.
Seriously... do your homework or STOP spouting uneducated propaganda bout this. You're doing more harm than good, and I'm sick of hearing the
Some of the MOST SUCCESSFUL AND PROSPEROUS countries are partially socialist. Look at the Scandinavian countries... they have the highest marks on
just about every test of a country's well-being, happiness, prosperity, crime, etc. etc. and they all have very socialized social programs- universal
health-care, free/cheap schooling, paid maternity leave, mandatory vacations, living wages, etc.
Here in the US, when we let the "market" dictate things... it turns into another form of TYRANNY except this time coming from markets, businesses,
and financial schemes rather than government authority figures. Yes government is tyrannical but SO are right-wing market schemes. The housing bubble
and banking corruption were due to DE-REGULATION of markets. The reason markets are so de-regulated in America is because the rich banking/corporate
special interests more or less CONTROL our government. The Federal Reserve ITSELF is a PRIVATE institution, NOT a federal one (despite its name, once
Greece and many other economies are collapsing because America is collapsing. It's a domino effect that has nothing to do with workers rights,
regulation or social benefits/safety nets getting in the way of economies. The nature of Capitalism is to drag the rest of humanity (and the planet)
through its booms and busts... the result is, we're not gonna f*ckin take it anymore. Not from the right-wing or the left-wing, not from governments
or from markets/businesses.
[edit on 30-8-2010 by NoHierarchy]