Monday, June 30, 2014 6:57:57 AM
OldOllie - but your graph clearly shows Nazism on the right. @_@ You even circled Hitler, who isn't that far off from Reagan.
I think Nazism was more of a left wing idea -- you had a government motor (VW), you had state owned business, the state took property from some (Jewish) and gave it to others (Whites). Sounds like communism/socialism to me. I know there are differences, but they have some similarities as well.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:48:15 PM
@drworm2002 Look, I know what your liberal teachers taught you. You don't have to parrot it back to me. They`re all a bunch of left-wing f***tards. Nazis, socialists, communists, progressives, and liberals are all STATISTS. The differences between them are like the differences between vanilla, old fashioned vanilla, home-style vanilla, natural vanilla, and French vanilla.
Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Kim all believed that the state is supreme, and individuals are chattels with no rights except those doled out to them by kind permission of the state.
The old canard of Nazis being right-wing was nothing but a childish retort by American liberals when their collectivist, statist political philosophy was CORRECTLY linked to communism. "Well, if communists are left wing, then Nazis are right-wing! What do you think of that? Nya, nya, nya-nya, nya; neener, neener, neener!"
BTW, the American left all LOVED European fascism before WW II broke out.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:58:23 PM
Thinking that all it did was remind people about the last time they deployed in europe in any sort of meaningful numbers.
Most of the were doing their national service back in bosnia and my lasting memory of the main troops there was that as soon as they landed the black market on booze and smokes flourished quite nicely.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:54:23 PM
"This can probably be explained by the sad fact that Nazism is probably the only thing most Americans know about Germany."
I don't think so, I think it may be a measure though of just how little people there and people here in the UK really understand the politics of that era. e.g most people automatically link the german troops of that time with nazis.... but in fact most german troops weren`t members of the nazi party at all. They were ordinary guys called to fight for their country the same as ours were and the ones in the US.... they didn`t believe in the ideology of the nazis and hadn`t signed up for them. The SS on the other hand were a different matter.
Smag, what you say rings true also with my experience of working with german soldiers way back in Bosnia.... when they deployed as part of nato it was the first time they`d deployed in those numbers since the 2nd world war and most of them were kinda embarrassed to be asked to the party