The Nazis & Fascism Were Not Far Right – They Were Far Left
But that assumption is completely and totally wrong, and this article will explain why.
The Nazis were socialists.
That is not right – that is far left.
The Nazis advocated very tight social and economic control by a big, powerful central government.
That is a far left philosophy – not a far right one.
Big government is always the desire of leftists.
Well, what about social issues?
When the Nazis came to power in 1933 one of the very first acts Hitler did was to legalize abortion in Germany.
By 1935, there were more than 500,000 abortions being performed in Germany each year.
Adolf Hitler was a huge fan of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.
How did Margaret Sanger feel about unborn children?:
“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Hitler not only advocated abortion, but he also vigorously advanced the eugenics agenda of Planned Parenthood.
Adolf Hitler said, “The demand that defective people be prevented from propagating equally defective offspring. . . represents the most humane act of mankind.”
-Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 10
Hitler’s obsession with eugenics resulted in the involuntary euthanasia of disabled people and the compulsory sterilization of thousands of people with mental deficiencies.
Just like the far left of today, Hitler had no respect for human life.
What about education? Were Hitler and the Nazis far right or far left?
In “The Swastika against the Cross: The Nazi War on Christianity”, Bruce Walker describes how the Nazis declared an all out war against Christianity in their public schools. He documents historical facts such as the following:
-Only clergymen were permitted to teach religious classes, and those clergymen were forced to teach according to the anti-Christian instructions of the Nazi Ministry of Education.
-In the city of Wurrtemberg, when clergymen totally refused to follow Nazi teachings on religion, 700 of them were permanently banned from the classroom.
-Christian prayers were totally banned from the public classroom and crucifixes and other Christian symbols were physically removed as well.
-By 1935, the passionately anti-Christian leader of the Hitler Youth, Baldur von Shirach issued a stunning regulation that prohibited any child from belonging simultaneously to a Christian youth group and the Hitler Youth.
-Gradually membership in the Hitler Youth became almost obligatory, and parents were told that their children would not get good jobs in the civil service unless they belonged to the Hitler Youth and employers were told that they should not hire children who did not belong to the Hitler Youth.
-Christian children who did not belong to the Hitler Youth or its female counterpart were routinely beaten up by young Nazi thugs.
-Boys inducted into the Hitler Youth were required to explicitly reject Christianity by disgusting oaths such as this: “German blood and Christian baptismal water are completely incompatible.”
The following is an example of a an actual Hitler Youth slogan:
“The Faith fanatics, who still to-day slide down on their knees with faces uplifted to heaven, waste their time in churchgoing and prayers, and have not yet understood that they are living on the earth and that therefore their task is of a thoroughly earthly kind. All we Hitler people can still only look with the greatest contempt on those young people who still run to their silly Evangelical or Catholic Churches in order to vent their quite superstitious religious feelings.”
The following are actual quotes from Hitler Youth training manuals:
“Christianity is a religion of slaves and fools.”
“How did Christ die? Whining at the Cross!”
“The Ten Commandments represent the lowest instincts of man.”
“Christianity is merely a cloak for Judaism.”
The Nazi tract “Gott und Volk” was widely distributed in 1941, and it describes how the Nazis envisioned their children being raised: “With parties and gifts the youth will be led painlessly from one faith to the other and will grow up without ever having heard of the Sermon on the Mount or the Golden Rule, to say nothing of the Ten Commandments… The education of the youth is to be confined primarily by the teacher, the officer, and the leaders of the party. The priests will die out. They have estranged the youth from the Volk. Into their places will step the leaders. Not deputies of God. But anyway the best Germans. And how shall we train our children? Thus, as though they had never heard of Christianity!”
Doesn’t this philosophy sound way too familiar?
Today the ACLU and other far left organizations are rabidly trying to eliminate every shred of Christianity from the public schools of America.
So are Hitler and the Nazis closer to the Left of today or to the Right of today?
It appears that the answer is completely and totally obvious.