By: Diane Benjamin
April 30th marks the 7th anniversary of BlnNews. It has evolved over time and will continue to evolve. One thing I will no longer tolerate is re-writing history to fit somebody’s agenda. Lately several people have tried to claim Hitler wasn’t a socialist – of course the reason for the re-write is because of the rise in socialism here. The local democratic socialists are just like Hitler was when he began his rise to power.
It should be pretty clear Hitler was a socialist by the name of his party: National Socialist German Workers’ Party
He was elected, socialists always start that way. From there they devolve into tyranny, murder, and theft of private sector assets simply because they can. Hitler disarmed the people, those sent to death camps had no way of fighting back. Figure out why our 2nd Amendment is vital yet?
See this article for a ton of other details: Yes Virginia, Hitler really was a socialist
Yes, Hitler and the Nazis were socialists, for the simple reasons that they were staunchly anti-capitalist and believed that the means of production in their society should be controlled by a centralized state power. That is very clear from their writings, their words and their actions. Done and done.
This statement alone should marginalize anyone who doesn’t believe in capitalism. It’s a clear case for freedom versus domination. Capitalism produces liberty, every other form of government enslaves populations. Ask the local “progressives” what they think of capitalism. All of them believe they are smarter than everybody else, given enough time they will be socialists.
First, because when examined over a timeline it becomes perfectly clear that yes, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party was an extremely, very clearly socialist-aligned organization at the time of their founding. One could argue that over time the specific manifestation of Nazi-socialism did drift away from what is today viewed as “classical”‘ or archetypal socialism (also a misnomer, which I’ll cover shortly) and toward a nationalistic, “Germanified” socialism. During the build-up to war, it then morphed further into economic-statist policies of fascism and eventually a fascist-dictatorship.
Second, it’s vital to note the shift and migration “from” socialism “to” a dictatorship because this is almost always what ends up happening when socialism, communism and/or Marxism implemented in any country (as evidenced by Germany’s Hitler, the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin, China’s Mao Zedong, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, etc).
The referenced articles lists arguments made by those trying to re-write history, it also debunks all of them. If truth matters, read the rest.
In the future I may or may not approve comments. If the person obviously isn’t interested in facts other than the ones they have been indoctrinated to believe, their comments will not be approved.
At other times I may post the comments when I have time to respond properly. In the past I’ve responded too fast because I was interrupted while working on something else. If a comment isn’t approved right away, I might get to it later.