British Lawmaker: Hitler Was a Socialist

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By: Brent Parrish

No other subject seems to ruffle the feathers of the leftist elitist more than the fact that fascism and communism are really just two sides of the same collectivist coin. For many years, leftists have labeled national socialism, i.e. Nazism, as a rightwing ideology.

The IJReview recently posted an article that included a video excerpt of a British Conservative Member of Parliament, Daniel Hannan, who argued Adolf Hitler was indeed a leftwing socialist.

I chose to include the entire speech by Daniel Hannan. It’s well worth viewing.

As usual, every time this subject comes up, there is always some leftwing pseudo-intellectual who wishes to twist and counter historical fact in favor of socialism—meaning: Marxian socialism good, national socialism bad. Well, I don’t care whether it’s Marxian socialism or national socialism; it’s all bad.

For what it’s worth, below is my reply to a YouTube commenter (MrReco12) who forwards the typical rubbish that socialism is wonderful and free enterprise is evil. This is hardly a comprehensive response. Obviously, there is much to be said on this topic concerning the different flavors of socialism. But, in the end, it’s all just ism. And it has nothing to do with freedom. Period.

Well, let’s just start with the opening quote by Mr. Hannan, and quote it in full.

“I am a Socialist, and a very different kind of Socialist from your rich friend, Count Reventlow…. What you understand by Socialism is nothing more than Marxism.” ~Adolf Hitler, spoken to Otto Strasser, Berlin, May 21, 1930

On Strasser:

“We National Socialists are enemies, deadly enemies, of the present capitalist system with its exploitation of the economically weak … and we are resolved under all circumstances to destroy this system.” ~Gregor Strasser

From a recent editorial at Forbes by Bill Flax entitled “Obama, Hitler, And Exploding The Biggest Lie In History“:

“… Nazis despised Marxists not over ideology, but because they had betrayed Germany in World War I and Nazis found it unconscionable that German communists yielded fealty to Slavs in Moscow.” ~Bill Flax

Is Flax right? Well, here’s what Joseph Goebbels wrote in a 1925 New York Times article (see the documentary The Soviet Story [2008]):

“On the speaker’s assertion that Lenin was the greatest man, second only to Hitler, and that the difference between communism and the Hitler faith was very slight, a faction war opened with whizzing beer glasses.” ~Joseph Goebbels

Goebbels clearly stated fascism and socialism are really just two sides of the same coin. And why the “whizzing beer glasses”? Many Germans hated the Bolsheviks because they saw them as traitors during the Great War (WWI). So the Nazis quickly abandoned the comparison of Nazism to Marxian socialism; it was intensely unpopular with the German people.

“The line between fascism and Fabian socialism is very thin. Fabian socialism is the dream. Fascism is Fabian socialism plus the inevitable dictator.” ~John T. Flynn

MrReco12 claims, “He seems to believe that free market capitalism actually exists- it does not- It is crony capitalism where the government and big buisness form an alliance against organized Labour etc….”

The collusion of big business and big government is the quintessential definition of fascism, i.e. “corporatism,” as coined by Benito Mussolini. In a truly fascistic system, the federal government shrinks as it assumes control over all industry and business. But the leaders of industry must bow down to the edicts of the state. They are not free to do as they wish. It must serve the interests of the state.

Re: the flag comment: “the red Nazi flag symbolized socialism in a ‘classless, casteless’ Germany (white represents Aryanism).” A “classless, borderless” society is the quintessential definition of Marxian socialism, i.e. communism.

You’re right. Karl Marx coined the term “capitalism” per his seminal work Das Kapital. The term “capitalism” wasn’t used in the U.S. until Marxism made its way to the States in the 19th Century. It was simply known as free enterprise.

Before 1913, and the imposition of the income tax (16th Amendment), an American kept 100% of what they earned. And we had roads, schools, military, etc.

As far as your South Korea comment is concerned, I will redirect back to Mr. Hannan’s point. If you wanted a better life for you and your family, where would you go? South Korea or North Korea? Enough said.

In the end, fascism, socialism, communism, etc.–it’s just collectivism–the abolition of individual liberty. And let’s not forget that 100+ million people were slaughtered by fascist, socialist, communist governments in the 20th Century alone.

How do I judge a governmental system? By how many bodies it stacks up and whether it supports individual liberty, free markets and the rule of law.

Enjoy your socialism. As for me, I’ll pass.

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PALUMBO’S EXPANDED COALITION NEWS SEGMENT TOMORROW

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LIVE! From high atop the Magnified View in downtown San Diego.

Don’t miss President Palumbo’s expanded coalition news you can use segment tomorrow, Saturday, December 20th, 2014. Episode featuring guest US Army Brigadier General Ernie Audino starts at 4 PM Pacific.

Listen live or access archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/voicesofglobalfreedom/2014/12/21/isis-crisis-brigadier-general-ret-ernie-audino-voices-of-global-freedom-radio.

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We thank you for what you do and moreover, the way you do it.

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The Council Has Spoken! Watcher’s Council Results – 12/19/14

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“I don’t believe it is possible to transcend race in this country. Race is a factor in this society. The legacy of Jim Crow and slavery has not gone away. It is not an accident that African-Americans experience high crime rates, are poor, and have less wealth. It is a direct result of our racial history.” – Barack Obama,

“Barack Obama is like the old joke about boats. The two best days of owning a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.” – Howie Carr

“None of what Barack Obama is doing or wants to do to this country is anything the rest of the world hasn’t seen before and already failed at.” – Rush Limbaugh

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This week’s winning essay, Nice Deb’s -Sheriff Clark: After Obama, We’re Going To Need A “Period Of Reconstruction To Put The Country Back Together” is her astute take on an interview with Sheriff David Clark of Milwaukee concerning race relations under President Obama. Here’s a slice:

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clark joined Megyn Kelly, Thursday night to discuss a new Fox poll that shows that 62% of voters believe race relations have gotten worse since Barack Obama became president.

Kelly asked the the clear-eyed, straight talking sheriff, “are they right?”

“Of course they’re right,” Clark answered without hesitation. “He built that … remember that statement, ‘you didn’t build that’? Well, he built this racial divide, it was a wound that had been healing for a number of years – number of decades – and he reopened it with his divisive politics.”

He continued, “Obama has benefited from the divide and conquer strategy – it secured two successive electoral victories for the White House but it’s been very destructive for America.” He went on to ask a devastating question, “Who would have thought that after the election of first black president in the history of United States, that we would need a period of reconstruction to try to put this country back together?”

Clark claimed that instead of taking a neutral tone, Obama has habitually fanned the flames.

Megyn gave Clark an opportunity to give Obama a pass and put most of the blame on people with whom he surrounds himself, but Clark was having none of it.

“It’s a cabal of people,” he acknowledged. “But he’s at the top. When the president speaks, people listen and he has to choose his words carefully.”

Megyn, playing devils advocate, noted that Obama often acknowledges the sacrifices made by police.

Clark countered by saying that Obama likes to “throw a few bones out there” for law enforcement with “a wink and a nod” to the racial agitators. “People know what he’s doing,” the Sheriff declared.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Kurt Schlichter Townhall with Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession submitted by The Razor . It’s a fascinating look at what things would be like in Blue America and Red America decided on a mutual peaceful parting of the ways, with a nice side order of Schlichter’s wry sense of humor.

Here are this week’s full results:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

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Sorry, folks, there hasn’t been the usual amount of updates lately. I just had some major PC issues to deal with (using my backup). I’m also currently swamped with a number of research projects … just haven’t had as much time to devote to the blog lately … will be back to normal soon.

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Our Weasel of the Week!! – 12/18/14

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Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all disgusting,but the votes are in and we have our winner…the envelope please…

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Squeaker of the House, Obama Doormat and RINO extraordinaire John Boehner!!

The Noisy Room : John Boehner for betraying his conservative base and aligning himself with Obama and the Progressives on the Left. In the CRominbus bill, he gave everything and more to Obama on every Progressive issue addressed. It was a breathtaking act of treason against conservatives and the Tea Party.

I agree wholeheartedly with Sean Hannity:

“John ‘Gruber’ Boehner, two days after the midterm elections, talking tough on the issue of amnesty, but unfortunately, that’s all it was. Because today it’s conservatives who feel like they’ve been burned as the Speaker aligned himself with the president, with Harry Reid, Steny Hoyer and Joe Biden to pass a spending bill a short time ago,” Hannity said.
“John Boehner ‘Grubered’ conservatives tonight and by that, I mean, the conservative base in particular, and Michele Bachmann hit the nail on the head,” he continued. “He never would have done this before the election. He has no inspiring vision and to me, he is everything that is wrong with Washington. He is a Democratic Party-lite. He doesn’t have those bold colored differences that Reagan talked about. And he should, in my view, he should not be the Speaker and should be replaced.”


Boehner would not even speak, much less negotiate with conservatives on this and he implemented a provision that would effectively raise the amount that high net-worth donors can contribute to political party committees from $97,250 to $777,600, was an egregious slap in the face to the Tea Party and conservatives. It basically ensures that fat cats are the only ones who can afford to run and it is a blatant attempt to shut out Tea Party candidates.

Time to go RINO hunting as Sarah Palin put it. Lock and load.

 The Independent Sentinel :John Boehner is unquestionably my choice for weasel of the week, perhaps for the month, no the year. He said he would stand up to Barack Obama before the election, but the only ones he has stood up to are conservative Republicans. When it looked as if the budget wouldn’t pass, he pressured conservatives and when that didn’t work, he went to the far-left Steny Hoyer and Barack Obama to get the bill passed.

Boehner tweeted this on December 11th: “By the House’s action, we are setting up a direct challenge to the president’s unilateral actions on immigration next month… 3/4?

Horsefeathers!!!

Boehner pushed through a budget that funds amnesty. The Republicans have nothing to fight with next year. We can’t defund the DHS.

They won’t fight anyway.

Any fight is always pushed off into the future with this phony.

He betrayed the people who put Republicans in control of the House and the Senate. My second runner up for weasel is Karl Rove who is pleased that we are on our way towards having a budget as if that were the end all and be all. We passed an exorbitant spending bill that funds all of Obama’s lawless actions and neither Karl Rove or John Boehner appear to care about the Constitution in all of this.

VA Right: I’m going to go with John Boehner and his lead from behind deal with Barack Obama on the Omnibus bill.

The voters made this a wave election, not to get the Republicans to work with the Democrats, but to get them to push back. Boehner gave up an entire year of leverage and opportunity. He managed to prove that Republicans are not the answer either.

Yes, John Boehner came out ahead in a crowded and despicable field to walk off with the honors.Like some of other winners, this is something of a life time achievement award for excellence in Weaseldom rather than simply a recognition of his extraordinary performance during the current lame duck session. Remember when he first took over as Speaker back in 2011 and had us all convinced he was a fine, conservative choice?

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Woo yeah, Mr. Speaker, boy did we fall for that one! And I bet you and your friends had a big laugh over it too!

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Well, at any rate, I at least want to commend you for being a good sport and showing up in person to get your well-earned Weasel..please come to the stage Speaker Boehner!

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Speaker Boehner…umm Speaker Boehner, I realize…I know it’s an emotional moment for you sir, but could you please stop…no I don’t want a hug sir…yecch, you’re getting it all over me! Please, someone get me a towel…!

Well, there it is.

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum, and  remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

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Obama’s Ends Cuba’s Sanctions [FULL SPEECH]

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Obama Normalizes Relations with Cuba!

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Obama never met a communist tyrant he didn’t like.

FROM OBAMA WITH LOVE...
USA to release three Cuban spies...
'Normalize' relationship with Castro...
Obama Doesn't Rule Out Visit...
Shockwaves through Miami exile community...
Protest In Little Havana...
'Traitor, traitor'...
Travel Industry Eyeing Cuba Tourism...
RUBIO: 'Terrible setback for the oppressed'...
Dem: Rewards 'brutal behavior'...
Pope Heavily Involved...
Secret talks in Canada, Vatican City...

h/t: Drudge Report

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Watcher’s Council Nominations – Cuba Betrayed Edition

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With today’s announcement by President Obama that the U.S. will be normalizing relations with Cuba, American foreign policy took a very dark turn. Just at the point when this hideous regime was on the verge of collapse, our president took action that will not promote freedom for the Cuban people, but will throw an economic lifeline to a brutal dictatorship to enable it to stay in power. Disgraceful and shameful beyond words.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

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Greg at Rhymes With Right was quoted in Breitbart.

My latest, Fear And Loathing – Labor And Livni’s Hatnua Join Forces is up at the Times of Israel.

This week, The Political Commentator, IOwnTheWorldReport.Com and Blazing Cat Fur earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

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Obama Quietly Wields Power Through ‘Memoranda’

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