This is a laugh-riot to read. All you're doing is identifying characteristics and then assigning them to the Right because you don't like the Right.
Originally Posted by theplaydrive
Eugenics was a Progressive movement and the groups that fought against Eugenics were those stodgy religious church groups that the Left still mocks to this day.
They were all bent on breeding a eugenically superior race, just as agronomists would breed better strains of corn. The plan was to wipe away the reproductive capability of the weak and inferior. Ultimately, 60,000 Americans were coercively sterilized — legally and extra-legally. Many never discovered the truth until decades later. Those who actively supported eugenics include America's most progressive figures: Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger, and Oliver Wendell Holmes who ruled on the infamous Carrie Buck trial and declared "three generations of imbeciles is enough."
American eugenic crusades proliferated into a worldwide campaign, and in the 1920s came to the attention of Adolf Hitler. Under the Nazis, American eugenic principles were applied without restraint, careening out of control into the Reich's infamous genocide. During the pre-War years, American eugenicists openly supported Germany's program.
As for supremacist ideals, they still infuse and animate the Left to this day - the Left thinks that they're more intelligent, more enlightened, and just all around higher developed beings than their political opponents. It was the same back in the Nazi era. This ego-inflating belief is seen in modern day progressives, the original progressives, socialists, communist, Marxist, for all all believe in the a New Man, someone who is unshackled from many limitations by adopting the correct and enlightened political and ideological principles.
As for nationalism, yes that is more frequently seen on the Right than on the Left, but with respect to Nazism, that alone doesn't mean anything for there was an ideological battle taking place in the socialist movement between "International Socialism" (the Communists) and "National Socialism" (The Nazis). This battle was ideological fratricide - the fight was about which variant of socialism was best.
Even on the issue of militarism, this is not a strictly Right wing phenomenon, for some of the most Communist countries were the biggest practitioners of militarism.