The Nazi party, a left-wing liberal movement
The liberal atheist media has tried to portray the Nazis as a radical right-wing movement but any historian or politician who’s studied the Nazi party would find the exact opposite to be true.
You will always here liberals and liberal atheists claim the Nazis were “far right wing” but its time for me to completely debunk that myth.
The Nazis are labeled as “far right” simply for being fascist. By that definition, any party whether they are fiscally left or right would be labeled as “far right” if they are fascist.
But far-right as in libertarian, pro-capitalist, pro-Austrian economist or small-government the Nazis were not.
”We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions”
Some liberals have claimed that Hitler retracted this statement, this claim of course turned out to be just another lie. Hitler never retracted this statement ever. Instead a historian claims that Hitler had regrets about using the word “socialism” simply because Hitler said “”Socialism! That is an unfortunate word altogether”. But claiming that socialism is an unfortunate word is a far cry from retracting his statement. Contrary to what liberals claim, Hitler continued to strongly oppose capitalism and never retracted this statement.
There is absolutely nothing conservative, pro-capitalist, or right-wing about the Nazis. Most conservatives are only anti-illegal immigration, not against all immigration like the Nazis were, and in the past conservatives like Ronald Reagan gave amnesty. I’m sure that most conservatives strongly oppose illegal immigration.
The Nazis or National Socialists were very fiscally left-wing on nearly all issues, although you can find some isolated incidences where the Nazis supported privatization of some industry, private property or something along those lines, the Nazis still were overall anti-capitalist (as well as anti-communist) and strongly opposed to capitalism.
The Nazis were also socially liberal on many issues as well.
So what are my reasons for labeling the Nazis are being a far-left wing liberal movement?
- Nationalization of corporations and industries
So which party supports nationalization of corporations and industries? Is that more left-wing or right-wing?
Profit-sharing is definitely a left-wing liberal idea.
- Expansion of pension
Expansion of old age welfare? Couldn’t be a small-government conservative if you supported it.
- Keynesian economic policies
Basically all of the Nazi’s economic policies were Keynesian as opposed to Austrian. This means the Nazis supported (and in fact did) things like running large deficits and using government programs to reduce unemployment. There is absolutely nothing pro-Austrian economist about the Nazis at all.
- Anti-free-market capitalist
The Nazis had government-controlled capitalism, which is a form of socialism and essentially the exact opposite of free-market capitalism (where the government has little to no control). The Nazi government had control over corporations. The Nazis also had government-controlled wages and prices as well. All these policies are the exact opposite of far right-wing free-market Austrian economists policies.
- Pro-animal rights
It’s impossible to deny that the Nazis were pro-animal rights.
An absolute and permanent ban on vivisection is not only a necessary law to protect animals and to show sympathy with their pain, but it is also a law for humanity itself
- Hermann Göring, leading member of the Nazi party
The Nazis were the very first country in history to ban vivisection. The Nazis also made restrictions on hunting and banned commercial animal trapping. Many people who violated animal rights laws were sent to concentration camps.
So is being pro-animal rights more left or right?
- Pro-Government control
“25. For the execution of all of this we demand the formation of a strong central power in the Reich. Unlimited authority of the central parliament over the whole Reich and its organizations in general”
- The 25-point Program of the NSDAP
The Nazis wanted the government to have unlimited power over all. This is once again a typical leftist viewpoint of wanting government power over personal freedom. Leftists and liberals constantly promote the idea of more government involvement, more government control, and bigger government claiming that it is a good thing for the government to have power over individuals and corporations.
When liberals argue that Hitler was some how right-wing their weak arguments usually involve:
- Pointing out quotes where Hitler spoke out against Marxism (ignoring the quotes where Hitler spoke out against capitalism and that most liberal Democrats are not Marxists)
- Intentionally ignoring the 25-point Program of the NDSAP
- Pointing out that Hitler was patriotic or believed in a strong national defense (while ignoring that many other ideologies on the left also believe in patriotism and building a strong national defense)
The simple fact is overall Hitler and the Nazis fit in closely to the left-wing liberal Democratic party. Their anti-communist and anti-capitalist views mesh very well with the modern liberal Democrat party, and there’s no way to deny this.
Even White Nationalists on the most popular White Nationalist forum have admitted that the Nazis were left-wing – http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t617746/. The very same user who made this post is also admittedly an atheist saying “I’m an Atheist and an adherent to the Darwinian-Galtonian school of evolutionary thought”.
So how can anyone deny that Hitler and the Nazis were much more left-wing than right-wing on nearly every issue, and much closer to left-wing overall than right-wing?