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Hannan On The Fraternal Nature Of Commies And Nazis

Posted on | June 6, 2015 | 113 Comments

by Smitty

The Left is fundamentally dishonest about pretty much everything. So hiding the dirty historical laundry should be less surprising than it is. Watch a masterful summary of this:

via Toby Young


113 Responses to “Hannan On The Fraternal Nature Of Commies And Nazis”

  1. Art Deco
    June 7th, 2015 @ 1:15 pm

    The GOP has always been left of center.

    This discussion has descended into silliness.

  2. FOAF
    June 7th, 2015 @ 2:57 pm

    “Hitler on the other hand believed in private property, and low taxes”

    Yeah you can hardly tell Hitler from Reagan LOL

  3. FOAF
    June 7th, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

    In reality much of this comment thread is way above the typical average for open blog comments, especially the exchange above between Prime Director and Dead Messenger tracing the intellectual roots of Marxism/Nazism. Not meant to exclude others who have made good posts here.

  4. Art Deco
    June 7th, 2015 @ 3:26 pm

    Hitler on the other hand believed in private property, and low taxes,

    If ‘low taxes’ are of interest to you, you don’t launch wars of national mobilization in order to seize territory that never belonged to any component of your country and which is populated by people who are outside you’re ethnic and linguistic ambo. You might seize overseas dependencies which can be conquered on the cheap, not Poland or swaths of Soviet Russia. You also do not add to your expenses by setting up camps to gas people in six-figure job lots.

    Not stipulating your point, Hitler also like vegetable dinners and dogs. Not exactly the most salient feature of his social ideology or government.

  5. MichaelAdams
    June 7th, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    Nope, the NAZI legalized abortion. I suspect that, were you to learn about “Lebensborn”, you would not have such an illusion that they were profamily, either.Their leadership certainly relished the idea of destroying bourgeois institutions, like church, family, small business.

    As for being anti-feminist, or, more precisely, anti-woman, the present-day, vitriolic attacks from the Left, on women in politics, like Palin, Malkin, and a couple of dozen others, would suggest that the only “feminism” that they support is the Communist Front Group that parades under that banner.

  6. JeffS
    June 7th, 2015 @ 6:23 pm

    Thanks! I’ll read it shortly.

    And the spectrum DOES change, at least as far as content. Were there Nazis in 1776? No. But there were monarchs and anarchists. The spectrum was just much simpler.

    So, while the membership roster rises, and positions.shift within it, the overall model is valid. Or at least a reasonable approximation.

    Or so I think now. Ask me after I read Dr. Pournelle’s article.

  7. Quartermaster
    June 7th, 2015 @ 6:57 pm

    Normally, it takes a sharp turn into silliness with your arrival. All you’ve done is demonstrate the level of your arrogant ignorance.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    June 7th, 2015 @ 9:37 pm

    It most certainly is on the right, if one believes:
    A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left.
    -Ecclesiastes, 10:2

  9. Bob Belvedere
    June 7th, 2015 @ 9:49 pm

    Bismarck founded the first extensive Welfare State in The West. He was no conservative.

    One may safely say, however, he was a proto-Fabian.

  10. DrGreatCham
    June 8th, 2015 @ 9:34 am
  11. DrGreatCham
    June 8th, 2015 @ 9:36 am

    Exactly, the Nazis were just collectivists who hated capitalism and detested the Marxists because they were competitors. A “beefsteak Nazi” (brown on the outside, red on the inside) was a common phenomenon of the time.

  12. DrGreatCham
    June 8th, 2015 @ 9:38 am

    “Any one that thinks Nazism originated on the right is utterly ignorant.”

    Exactly, as demonstrated in this article:

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