posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 12:50 AM
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by ANOK
Hitler was a socialist you fool.
Don't be so stupid and naive. Before you call someone a fool you need to educated yourself.
Hitler was a fascist. He based his party on the fascism of Mussolini.
Socialism is the workers ownership and control of their labour, through the ownership and control of the means of production. Hitlers Germany had
private ownership of the means of production which is capitalism.
Just because the term 'socialism' was used doesn't mean that is what it was. National socialism is not left wing socialism. You have to
understand the history of those times. 'The people' were mostly left wing socialists, the establishment were the conservatives who wanted a fascist
type system. The term socialism was used to trick the people into supporting the party. Same reason the USSR used the term 'communism'.
Many conservatives accuse Hitler of being a leftist, on the grounds that his party was named "National Socialist." But socialism requires worker
ownership and control of the means of production. In Nazi Germany, private capitalist individuals owned the means of production, and they in turn were
frequently controlled by the Nazi party and state. True socialism does not advocate such economic dictatorship -- it can only be democratic.
Socialism is not a political system, it is an economic system. Unless there is worker ownership of the means of production it is not a socialist
But even IF Hitler was a socialist it doesn't make socialism bad, it just makes Hitler bad. What he did had nothing to do with socialism.
You should stop believing what authorities tell you. An authority, by definition, can not be left wing, or socialist. They simply lie in order to
maintain their control and power, they do not have your best interests at heart.
Socialism was and is of the people...
As Socialism in general, Anarchism was born among the people; and it will continue to be full of life and creative power only as
long as it remains a thing of the people. 'Modern Science and Anarchism' p.5, Peter Kropotkin, 1908