The Nazis had the basic principles of the Left, proving once and for all they were Leftists.
Most people would agree that the Conservative-Right has the basic principles of Limited government, Decentralized Economic Liberty, Property rights and maximum Freedom under the general philosophy of Individualism. This is contrasted with the Socialist-Left having contrary principles of Unlimited government, Centralized Economic Control, Wealth redistribution, and minimal Liberty under the general philosophy of Collectivism.
Since that National Socialist German Workers’ Party [Nazis] had the same basic principles of the Socialist-Left, they were clearly on the Left side of the political spectrum. Somehow the Left still persists in perpetuating the lie that they were somehow ‘Far-Right’, despite this direct correlation. Therefore, we will outline these basic principles to prove the historically obvious fact that a socialist workers’ party belonged on the Left.
The basic principles of the Conservative-Right contrasted with the Socialist-Left.
In general terms, these are principles of the Conservative-Right contrasted with those of the Socialist-Left, finalizing the case that the Nazis were imbued with basic principles of the Left:
The basic principles of the Conservative-Right:
- Limited government
- Decentralized Economic Liberty
- Property rights
- Maximum Freedom
- The general philosophy of Individualism
Contrast this with the basic principles of the Socialist-Left:
- Unlimited government
- Centralized Economic Control
- Wealth redistribution
- Minimal Liberty
- The general philosophy of Collectivism.
Those trying to argue that the Nazis were somehow ‘far-right’ need to explain how the Nazis favored the principles of Limited government, Decentralized Economic Liberty, Property rights and Maximum Freedom of the Conservative-Right under the general philosophy of Individualism. While also factually explaining away their labeling as a socialist worker’s party as well as the admonition to Collectivist philosophy in the motto they put on their coinage: ’Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz’ which translates to Common Good Before Individual Good.
We could go into much deeper detail on this point – and perhaps we will at some future time – but it should be clear that in general terms, the Nazis shared the same basic principles as the national socialist Left, proving the point once and for all.
Once again proving that the Nazis were Leftists
We have previously eviscerated this Leftist mythology based on presumed correctness. With special emphasis on taking on the Socialist-Left’s more pernicious assertions. Such as the easily disproven rivalry talking point or that the Left doesn’t have a factual explanation for the Nazis having a Leftist moniker, that being a socialist worker’s party.
Whole books have been written debunking one of the biggest lies of the Socialist-Left and yet the myth still persists. We will set out why it’s important that this has to be proven repeatedly. Beginning with the fact that it was the prototypical construct of the ‘that wasn’t really socialism’ lie and that it purports to balance out the butcher’s bill of 100 million deliberately murdered by socialist national governments. With socialism is raising it’s ugly head once again while socialist nations are imploding, it is important that we set forth the basic facts in demolishing Leftist lies beginning with the source of the contagion.
Why is this important?
With the Conservative-Right in ascendancy around the world as reported in Bloomberg opinion: From Australia to Europe, the signs are multiplying that conservative populism is on the rise, exemplified by the win of the Liberal party in Australia. The nation’s Socialist-Left party is moving further Left and into moral and intellectual bankruptcy with a virtual civil war breaking out in their ranks. So with their fracturing and falling apart, they have reacted by lashing out at the Pro-Liberty Right. Casting anyone who ‘resists’ their precepts and principles as ‘right-wing’ with a barely veiled implication that they are somehow ‘Nazis’ or something. For example, admitted socialist Bernie Sanders tried to invoke the memory of Martin Niemöller. We are also witnessing the Leftists trying to cast the failed socialist nation of Venezuela as .. Wait for it.. ‘right wing’.
It is always important to remember the facts of history, since there are those of the Socialist-Left who try to continuously rewrite them, while projecting this on the Conservative-Right, such as those trying to perpetuate the ‘conversion therapy’ on the socialist nation of Venezuela. Even worse, there are ‘main stream’ news sources who are using this mythology to whitewash the blood soaked history of socialism.
Fact Check Failures
There are two recent examples of this, one being of the ‘Fact Check’ variety from the Washington Post that shamelessly display its bias in the headline of the piece: Brazil’s president resurrects the zombie claim that Nazism was a leftist movement. One would expect that a ‘Fact Check’ would dwell in facts, but in this and other cases, one would be wrong. As usual, the piece was long on Leftist opinion and short on historical data.
Then there was the even more pernicious example, with Associated-Press casually pushing out this mythology in the middle of a news story entitled: Europe’s far-right parties hunt down the youth vote.
With this pithy little opinion buried deep in the story:
The far right has also succeeded at picking up on existing grievances and fears among young people and at using their language and cultural reference points, she said.
It’s a significant change from where the far right found itself in Europe’s postwar era: identified with the Nazis and a Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews, marginalized by governments and eclipsed by a unifying Europe.
Never mind that this opinion fails to correlate to the historic facts in the differentiation of the Conservative-Right and the Socialist-Left. This of course follows in the fine tradition of the Left in using presumption when sort on facts. Finally, there is the fact that the nation’s Socialist-Left is trying to keep up this incessant drumbeat that the Conservative-Right and Trump in particular are somehow ‘authoritarian’ without evidence so as to cast them as being ‘Nazis’ by extension.
Ray Fava made this point in this report: HBO’s Chernobyl was intended to compare Soviet Union to Trump (and failed).
The Chernobyl disaster was clearly a failure of socialism, but that isn’t going to stop the Left from trying to rewrite history to somehow make it a condemnation of President Trump and to a larger extent the Conservative-Right.
As the ideology of socialism crumbles before our very eyes, the Left is desperate to protect to protect it at any cost. This consists of efforts to propagandise any of its inevitable failures as ‘not really being socialism’. While falsely claiming non-socialist Scandinavian countries to be successful experiments in their base ideology. This was exemplified by the red herring/ad hoc rescue arguments applied to the Venezuela previously mentioned.
The Leftist game of rewriting history illustrates their intellectual and moral bankruptcy.
Leftists love to play the game of rewriting history – while at the same time accusing others of rewriting history. Each inevitable failure of socialism is gradually morphed into something else and then blamed on the Conservative-Right. Then they simply presume that their version of history is ‘politically correct’ as exemplified by the ‘zombie claim’ term used by the Washington Post repeating the lie until they think it’s the truth.
They never explain how a socialist national government of unlimited power was somehow of the limited variety of Decentralised Economic Liberty, Property Rights and Maximum Liberty. Perhaps they can try to explain this away as a function of the Gestapo when they weren’t arresting people and shipping them off to Auschwitz.
Leftists try to make the case with vague allusions to voting patterns or collusion between the government and industrialists while ignoring the historic facts that conclusively peg the Nazis as Leftists. A pitifully weak case such as that is part of the reason they like to begin the argument as though they are automatically correct. It also speaks volumes when most ‘debunking’ articles begin with ad hominem attacks at those who cite the facts of history.
The fact that the Left shares the same general principles as the Nazis and other Collectivist organisations should settle the argument once and for all. But it won’t because they have vested interest in obscuring the facts of history. Continuing the fine Leftist tradition of claiming failed socialist regimes weren’t really socialist. They also like to pretend this is the case to balance out the butcher’s bill of their side of the political spectrum.
It is very important to remember that no matter what games the Left plays with historic facts in talk of ‘privatisation’, or ‘collusion’ of German businesses with the government or even vague and ultimately meaningless assertions on voting patterns. These pale in comparison to the correlation of Socialist-Left principles with the Nazis. The Left keeps on trying to play the ‘that wasn’t really socialism’ game with lies or ad hoc rescue admonitions, and this began with the denial of the obvious with a socialist worker’s party in Germany and continues to the present with Venezuela.
Socialism always fails to work, so the Left tries to rewrite history to absurdly claim it is ‘far-Right’ instead.
Originally published on the NOQ Report