Fascism and America’s Left-Wing

English MP (Member of Parliament) Daniel Hannan gave a speech (posted on December 9, 2014) in which he asserted that German fascism was not a right-wing party but a left-wing socialist party. Hannan noted that Hitler said “I am a socialist.  And a very different kind of socialist…”

Hannan further noted that the official Nazi economic platform included:

  • All citizens must possess equal rights and duties.
  • The first duty of every citizen must be to work mentally or physically. No individual shall do any work that offends against the interest of the community to the benefit of all.
  • Therefore we demand:
    • That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.
    • Profit-sharing in large industries.
    • A generous increase in old-age pensions.

The Nazi platform was summarized in bold letters:  COMMON GOOD BEFORE INDIVIDUAL GOOD.

Hannan pointed out that while Russian socialists and German fascists fought one another for power, both despised classic liberalism which stands for individual freedom and which is the true “right”.

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Later, Hannan wrote in the Telegraph that the Left continually ignores the socialist roots of fascism, reinterpreting history.  As a result, “it is taken as axiomatic that fascism must have been Right-wing, the logic seemingly being that Left-wing means compassionate and Right-wing means nasty and fascists were nasty…”

So the fact that fascism was a left wing is the skeleton in the left’s closet.

Hannan concluded, “as in the Democratic Party in the United States, the first rule of polite, politically correct conversation is to never drag the skeletons out of the left’s closet.”

About Doc

I am a Psychologist and a veteran of the Vietnam War. I work with abused children and with agencies which try to both prevent abuse and to empower those who have been abused. I feel strongly about child abuse and take every action I can to prevent it and to support the children I work with who have experienced it. I also feel strongly about politics and especially the course being taken by our nation. I believe that America is at a critical point in its development. How we answer the challenges from Islamic fascists and from our own internal enemies in the media, government, and academia will determine America’s future and the future of our children. I believe that if we don’t take the correct course now, America will go the way of Europe and that we will not reach the potential set out by our founding fathers. I believe that it is now getting serious. My gravitar is from "Darkman".
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