posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 02:30 AM
reply to post by Em2013
I don't think Nazi Germany really qualifies as "Socialist".
While Adolph called it "Socialism", it's a bit different.
There's Nazi National Socialism and Marxist Socialism.
Naziism and Socialism
Nazism and socialism have variously been seen as integrally related and utterly distinct. Nazism is the short form for "National Socialism"
(German: Nationalsozialismus), and Nazi figures commonly declared the movement to be a revolutionary socialist movement that was anti-capitalist and
anti-bourgeois. The Nazis applied a racist völkisch German nationalist interpretation of capitalism being an economic system created by Jews. At the
same time the Nazis opposed Marxian socialism because its founder, Karl Marx was of Jewish descent, and views in contempt both communism and other
variants of socialism linked to Marxism or Jewish figures. Mainstream socialists have rejected Nazism and do not recognize Nazism as a
socialist movement. The far-right conservative nationalist German National People's Party that competed with the Nazis for support from
nationalists, denounced the Nazis for being socialist while the Nazis denounced the DNVP for being reactionary and bourgeois.
He was clear to point on how he defined socialism "Our adopted term 'Socialist' has nothing to do with Marxian Socialism. Marxism is
anti-property; true Socialism is not." --Adolf Hitler, Sunday Express, 28 September 1930
Thus, we have different forms of "Socialism", so, there's some distinction to be made in defining what kind of "Socialism" is meant.
Nazi Socialism allows for private property, for instance.
With Marxist Socialism, there's room for degrees, and more flexibility from extremes bordering on Communism, to passing nods enacted through programs
like Public Schools, Socialized Healthcare, Social Security Benefits, and other such which don't infringe upon private ownership and control of
wealth and private property.
In answer to the OP, I'm not in favor of any of the extremes presented or forecast.
Each example leads us to make a decision and value judgement on what we would define as the best out of only bad choices.
Given a choice, I'd go with option 4: Tear it all down and build something new.