I'll point out one more thing, Hitler didn't start the National Socialist party, and it was actually a socialist party (or sorts), Hitler infiltrated it when he was a wee corporal back in 1919 and took over the party and used to his own ends.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Nazi's are left wing eh? This can be easily tested. Go into one of those Nazi camps in the mid-west, get a megaphone and shout "you are a bunch of liberal socialist left wingers". See what happens.
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." ~ Isaac Asimov
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Some issues I want to discuss "intelligently"
1)Nazism is NOT Socialism. Even Wikipedia, the eternally inaccurate site admits it. Get some sense before you accuse anybody of being socialist
2)Loughner was just an insane psycho. If you're going to accuse him of being socialist (a factless opinion), then at least provides some facts (please, not your version of "facts")
3)Stop babbling about how all people who are not ultra-conservatives are all liberals, socialists, or communists
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
People shouldn't assume that just because he was reading the communist manifesto and mein kampf or however you spell it, that he was a lefty. Plenty of liberals have read O'reilly's and Hannity books and plenty of conservatives had read the Audacity of Hope. People often read the literature of their political adversaries. Regardless, the guy was simply a wacko, and had no real political views. He's a conspiracy theorist gone bade and modern conspiracy has elements of both left and right ideologies.
As for those who say Hitler was a leftist, lol. There was nothing socialist about the National Socialist Party except for its name. The Nazis had no clear economic policy. Hitler was extremely socially conservative, pro-military, and anti-immigration. Almost none of Hitler's political ideologies fit in the leftist worldview. Modern day neo-nazis consider themselves right wing groups. When I see those posters of Obama with a Hitler mustache I laugh and think "Someone needs to take a European History course".
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.