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Old 01-14-2018, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by k9bfriender View Post
So, that makes you a Libafascist Compublican Pinkshirt?
There are people who will, to this day, go to the mat for the idea that the Nazis were a Leftist group. I've seen two arguments to this effect:

First Argument: "It's in the name, innit? National SOCIALISM, innit? Ah-ha! You can't fool me, with your fancy facts!"

Second Argument: "Big government is a feature of Leftist regimes. The most Right-wing political philosophy is Anarchism, so the most Left-wing philosophy is Dictatorship. My political worldview begins circa 1980, and is entirely limited to one or, maybe, two countries."

The underlying argument is a complete inability to look at context, which is the fact that the Nazis and Fascism in general were reactions to Marxism and a perceived social decline in the wake of the First World War, the fact the elements of the Nazi Party that wanted to reform the economy (the Strasserists) were forced out in the Night of the Long Knives, and the simple fact that Right governments have often been Dictatorships, when they weren't Absolute Monarchies.

Underlying the underlying is their eternal desire to poke at Leftists, no matter how ignorant and stupid they must become to do so.
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