In the aftermath of the violence in Charlotte, NC, we are — once again — witnessing the ‘main stream’ media pushing to link NAZIs and Fascism to the American Right. Let me start with what has become an obligatory condemnation of the NAZI/White Supremacist movement. It shouldn’t be necessary — especially given my record on this an my other blogs. However, in our PC world, if I don’t do so, I run the risk of loosing about half my potential readers. So, again, I condemn all ideological forms of racial supremacy. Now, that said, I also condemn the attempt to label NAZIs as ‘Right Wing.’ They are not! Not in America, anyway. Now let me explain.
First, you have to understand that the idea of NAZI’s being ‘right-wing’ comes from Europe. At the time when individual rights and liberties started to become popular in Europe, the people who supported and pushed the notion were called ‘Liberals.’ In most Houses of Representatives, members of the Liberal Parties tended to sit on the left side of the hall. hence, the idea of ‘Left Wing.’ This is when the idea of individual rights and liberties became connected to the idea of ‘Left-Wing’ politics. It also meant that the old feudal system became branded with the label of ‘Conservative” and ‘Right-Wing.’ Unfortunately, this has all changed — at least in America. But we’ll get back to that in a moment.
In late 1920’s and early 1930’s Germany (as well as other parts of Europe), the NAZIs and Communists fought a bloody duel for political supremacy. They were both advocating Socialism, but the Communists wanted a global, no borders form of Socialism whereas the NAZIs (as well as most other Fascist organizations) wanted a Nationalist form of socialism. Seeking to paint the NAZI’s in a bad light, the Communists set out on a campaign to brand the NAZI’s as ‘Right-Wing.” The idea was to tie the NAZI’s to the memory of the feudal lords and the old way of doing things. By contrast, this was supposed to paint the Communists as the side favoring liberty. The Communist campaign was largely successful in labeling the NAZI’s as ‘Right-Wing,’ but they ultimately lost the struggle for political control in Europe.
Now, jump back again to the American Revolution. The founders of this nation were — by-and-large — Liberals. They believed in and fought for individual rights and liberties. In Europe, this would have made them ‘Left-Wing.’ However, there were divisions among the founders. Only, in the case of America, the division was not so much over individual rights and liberties, but in how best to secure them. Some wanted a strong central government to insure individual freedom, while others favored a weaker, localized government. This is essentially the source of division between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. What it did was set a different measure of Left and Right in America. In America, the Left represents strong government, whereas the Right represents limited government. At the extremes are total government and Anarchy.
Now that this history lesson is over, let’s look at the NAZI movement. ‘NAZI’ is an abbreviation. It stands for “National Socialist German Workers” (Party).
So, what is Socialism? Essentially, Socialism is when the government runs everything.
OK, let’s apply a little Sesame Street logic to this issue. If the American Left represents strong centralized government, and Socialism is strong centralized government, and NAZI’s are Socialists, then are NAZI’s on the American Left, or the American Right? Correct! NAZI’s are on the American Left.
This brings us to Antifa, or “Anti-Fascists.” This is going to require another history lesson, but this one will be quicker and easier to understand.
That’s right, the American Antifa group is just an extension of the Communist Party that was fighting the NAZI’s as far back as 1920. What’s more, the Communists are still using the same tactics: they are still trying to paint the NAZI’s as “Right-Wing.” However, as we just proved to ourselves, they are both on the Left! Neither have anything to do with American ‘Right-Wing” politics. And we should also note that both are equally violent. They histories prove this.
This leaves us with one last question we should be asking ourselves:
“Why doesn’t the “main stream” media explain any of this?”
The answer to that question is actually pretty simple: the ‘main stream” media does not attack its political allies!
Let that sink in…