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Thread: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The vast majority of people are completely ignorant on where a lot of the components of the stuff in their homes come from.
    Even stuff that says "made in America" likely has parts that were made in China, India, somewhere else.

    But that little deceptive tag, tricks them into comfort and they assume that their favorite "made in America" items are superior to all else.
    Total ridiculous crap.
    Yeah I saw this today

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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    From a purely economic standpoint (the most efficient way to define left and right) the Nazis were very close to the center. Although the Nazis did not have any definite economic policies, the de facto economics of the Nazi party were largely Keynesian. The real extremity of the Nazis lied in their authoritarianism, which is most efficiently defined apart from the left-right spectrum, in a mutually exclusive manner. The relentless persecution of groups of people, for the so-called purpose of 'advancing the state,' meant that the Nazis were perhaps one of the most authoritarian governments around at the time (this is debatable, though).

    When left and right are defined in traditional terms, the Nazis could be called 'far-right', although I personally prefer defining left-right on economic terms. By 'traditional terms', I mean:

    Left-wing: Support for an egalitarian society
    Right-wing: Support for a hierarchal society

    By these definitions, the far-rightness of the Nazis is apparent, given the extreme race supremacy, e.g. Hitler making a list stating which races were better and which were worse. This definitely implies support for a hierarchal society.



    A problem that many people encounter when judging something as left or right is that they often use a mix of the two definitions, instead of just one or the other. I would recommend just using one or the other. This is why I voted that they were in the center; I was using the economic definition of left-right, because I felt that this definition is more efficient and productive than the traditional one.

    Linked below is further reading from a non-partisan source; I find it to be highly accurate:

    The Political Compass

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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    how in God's name could anyone consider the Nazis to have been Left-wing?
    Let's have a look...

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    did they believe in breaking down international borders?
    Yes they did, even with force if necessary.

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    did they believe in the brotherhood of mankind?
    Yes. The Aryan brotherhood of man.

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    did they support gay-rights, abortion-rights, Jewish-rights, minority-rights, rights for immigrants?
    Absolutely. They had the full support of the Nazi Party. Free transportation even.
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Let's have a look...

    Yes they did, even with force if necessary.

    Yes. The Aryan brotherhood of man.

    Absolutely. They had the full support of the Nazi Party. Free transportation even.
    ok.

    let us know when you want to be taken seriously.

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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    ok.

    let us know when you want to be taken seriously.
    Lighten up Thunder, it was a joke man. The Nazi party is nothing like our political party's today,
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Translation; Nolan is a libertarian, there for my conspiracy theory is true.
    you skipped a few facts that I listed. Go back and read again.
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Originally Posted by haymarket
    Paul people proudly boast how the right wing tea party emerged from their loins.
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    Wrong. Republicans hijacked the tea party in an attempt to distance themselves from the horrible Bush administration. While the movement did originate with Paul, it was hijacked.
    You agree with me. thus, I cannot be WRONG. Never tell me I am wrong and then say you agree with my statement. It makes one of us look pretty foolish.
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    you skipped a few facts that I listed. Go back and read again.
    No I went over it, so far it's the same repetitive garble from you.

    You; "Libertarians made a political graph to differentiate themselves from the right."
    Me; "Proof?"
    You; "Libertarians made it."

    I understand what you're saying, I just haven't seen the proof yet.
    So for now, it's conspiracy theory.
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Anyone who calls the Nazis far-left is either:

    1) Misinformed
    2) Trying to insult left-wingers by comparing them to Nazis
    Last edited by JustinS; 12-02-11 at 10:47 PM.

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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    Anyone who calls the Nazis left-wing is either:

    1) Misinformed
    2) Trying to insult left-wingers by comparing them to Nazis
    when one gets to the extremes-extreme left and extreme right are pretty much the same

    lots of mass graves

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