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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 TurtleDude View Post
    crushing individual rights for the "good" of the state is quintissential collectivist philosophy--in other words left wing
    But that is not what they did.. they crushed individual rights for the good of the party and its leaders.

    And you forget that it was the right wing that crushed individual rights for centuries and only gave it up when the left came around
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Left-wing contrary to idiots.
    AKA "My identity is so wrapped up in being a right winger that I have to describe them as left".
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Perhaps. I am not familiar with the specific propaganda of that time. However, in general principal and philosophy, they are VERY different and I see it as dishonest to equate the two. Whether or not the Nazis were dishonest is not really relevent.
    Socialism comes in many variants, why is it dishonest to call their policies what they were? Socialism is only a means to an end, and has been used to suit many philosophical principles. Like any means, socialism can be used for purposes that are good and honest or dishonest and evil. No one ever said they were strict socialists out to create a worker's paradise--most states that implement socialist policies don't go that far either.

    Do you honestly believe they valued free-enterprise over a state-controlled economy?
    Last edited by other; 01-11-11 at 11:32 AM.

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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    But that is not what they did.. they crushed individual rights for the good of the party and its leaders.

    And you forget that it was the right wing that crushed individual rights for centuries and only gave it up when the left came around
    that makes no sense



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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    AKA "My identity is so wrapped up in being a right winger that I have to describe them as left".
    if right wing is a trend to less government than he is correct



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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if right wing is a trend to less government than he is correct
    Right wing isn't necessarily a trend to less government, though.
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Right wing isn't necessarily a trend to less government, though.
    Again... the flaws in the traditional "left/right line" of political philosophy are strongly on display in this debate.
    Last edited by Goshin; 01-11-11 at 11:51 AM.

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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    The American right/left political spectrum cannot properly classify Nazis. They were nationalist socialists.
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Again... the flaws in the traditional "left/right line" of political philosophy is strongly on display in this debate.
    Absolutely.

    It's use stems from the French revolution, and made sense pretty much only in reference to the positions held during that time in that locale.
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    Re: Were the Nazis Right or Left Wing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Again... the flaws in the traditional "left/right line" of political philosophy is strongly on display in this debate.
    the left/right spectrum varies according to time, place, and historical background of the place/time in question. It's practically worthless unless all people involved in the debate are operating under the same understanding of context -- a rare thing in political debates i'd say. More often than not, I see the left/right paradigm used by one faction to smear the other side, nearly always making comparisons out of context and hoping their audience will just accept the criticism without a second look.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Absolutely.

    It's use stems from the French revolution, and made sense pretty much only in reference to the positions held during that time in that locale.
    Very true. If they needed any clarification of who was left or right, they only had to look where they were seated.
    Last edited by other; 01-11-11 at 11:48 AM.

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