Predominantly Right Wing
Predominantly Left Wing
Largely in the center
Don't know/unsure/no opinion/none of the above
And by the way, the United States is still arguably running a corporatist economy. It's not as bad as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union, but it's still too corporatist for my taste.
What about Heinrich Himmler? I've actually spoken to real life neo-Nazis who vehemently hate Himmler because of his treason to the German people. Does that disqualify Himmler from being a "true" Nazi, if at the end of his life, he turned his back on the Germans in the hopes of a gentler punishment? I don't think so. He's still a Nazi and Lenin is still a "socialist."No it didn't because it continued to meet the goals that he identified.
So I'm feeling the whole "Nazis are leftwing" is some sortof new development in the political thought of the right in the last decade or so during resurgence? Because I really never encountered the idea in my life until recently, frankly, during Obama. I don't really know.
No I've been out of the one dimensional paradigm for the better part of a decade, I go down there to talk to ya'll sometimes.
If every significant attempt to incorporate on a large scale, communism, results in authoritarian/dictatorships that become poster children for terrible human rights abuses, and terrible economies, all of which fail, or creep out of darkness by shedding some of their ill-fated designs, at what point in the repeated experiment with identical results do you accept it? I mean, the old line about insanity is doing the same thing but expecting different results applies here.
Think of communism as a computer program with certain givens and parameters. It's lovingly designed, it's mathematically precise, and fantastic. Naive college kids from around the world fall in love with its elegance.
When we run that program in a human system, it always gives the same, tragic, predictable output. You want to suggest we've never "run the communism program"??
We run facism, we get the same, predictable output.
From the perspective of power/freedom, it is so exactly like facism, that it's the same program with a string substitution for "nation" -> "people"
Oh it's for the nation, oh it's for the people. Meanwhile it's the same authoritarian regime attempting to control the political and economic liberties of the state, comitting terrible atrocities in the name of "nation/people", falling way behind the rest of the world, etc.
And why take up the left/right argument? It doesn't communicate any information.
You are ignoring the glaring difference between making a deal with private owners and the state owning everything. Nazi policy was to give private owners tax breaks, legalized monopolies and squelch labor problems in return for political support and military buildup. Soviet policy was to send private owners to a re-education camp and grab their assets. In Germany a factory owner could make a profit if he played ball with the Nazi's. By 1933, factory owners didn't even exist in the USSR. There is a vast gulf between a mutually beneficial alliance versus obliteration and looting.You obviously haven't studied the economy of Nazi Germany. It is well noted that Nazi Germany did not publicly eliminate private industires, but that is not the same thing as saying Nazi Germany awarded contracts to corporations to produce goods. The government of Nazi Germany told the businesses what to produce, how to produce it, when to produce it, who to employ, and how to operate. Again, this goes back to symbolism. Germany also eliminated the labor unions while the Soviets turned labor unions into a branch of the government commissary. Both essentially controlled businesses and labor unions to the very core.