Leftids these days throw this label around like confetti: everybody they don’t like is a “nazi.” That would be most of us.
But what, in fact, is a Nazi? Do these people know what they’re talking about? (Hint: no)
To set the record straight, a Nazi:
–Is a follower of Adolf Hitler, who has been dead since 1945, which makes him rather difficult to follow.
–Belongs to the Nazi Party. “Nazi,” by the way, is short for “National Socialist Workers Party.” In other words, technically speaking, the Nazis were on the Far Left of the political spectrum, not the Far Right. They were a socialist workers’ party with a nationalist slant. It need hardly be said that they, like Democrats, believed in a highly-centralized, all-powerful central government.
–Believes that his “race,” whatever it may be, is far superior to other races, and that the “inferior races” should be either enslaved or killed off.
Actually, there are really very few people who believe in those things and who fit the above description. Nazis made their mark in German politics by using street violence as their favorite means of discourse. It took them all the way to the top.
Who in America today is using street violence to intimidate the public and to get their way? They may not be true followers of Hitler–that would require them to read Mein Kampf, which would be too much trouble; and all they know about “race” is that they hate white people and all “minorities,” except maybe Asians, are the berries. But in all other respects, in demeanor and in method, the wackos of the Far Left are the closest we come to Nazis in America.
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I recently read some biographical information about a German pilot from WW II. He was adamant that he was never a Nazi. His family had voted against the Nazi Party and had never supported them. He had been an airline pilot, impressed into service to train pilots for the Luftwaffe. After his brother was killed in action, he volunteered to fly fighters because he felt the need to avenge his brother’s death. He soon realized that was a hollow purpose, but he was now a Luftwaffe pilot and his choices were to fly his missions or end up in Dachau. The reason he was ever the subject of a biography was that he spared a stricken B-17 out of mercy for the crew and after the war became friends with the pilot of that B-17. The object lesson, most Germans were not Nazis and not sympathetic to the brutality of the regime.
I’ve met some interesting characters in my day but I can’t recall ever meeting anyone truly sympathetic towards the Nazis. I have met a Holocaust denier, whom wasfrom the far Left. He also believed that it was wrong to work and that we should sponge off the system. This person literally told me that all I had was “given” to me (in spite of the fact that I work full time and have for many years) and that he deserves all he has (in spite of the fact that he refuses to work).
Leftids are tapeworms in the body politic.
I’m guessing he must have loved Karl Marx, who also sponged off his parents, and his friend Engels.
If were going to call a spade a spade, why is nobody is calling these far Left groups like Antifa communists, which is what they are. Describing them as bolsheviks is far be more accurate than calling someone you disagree with a Nazi, or even the wannabe Nazi types.
IIRC, Antifa does identify itself as Communist. The mainstream media, seems to ignore this point.
Ironically, much of the left today mirrors the goals of the old Nazi Party, in being pro-central-government control, anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, and pro-violent imposition of their programs and suppression of dissidents.
The resemblance is startling.
All I know is that I am not circumcised.. so if they take over again I will likely be left alone. Maybe they will make me a Field Marshal or something.
I get a kick out of watching YouTube videos of Dinesh D’Souza trying to explain to media types that Nazis are on the left of the political spectrum and not the right. No wonder he calls his latest book “The Big Lie.”
Might as well be talking to parking meters.
Parking meters at least give you some return for your money.