The View From 1776

Hitler Was a 1930s Liberal-Socialist

As I have noted often in this blog (see for example What Is Liberalism?), Hitler’s Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party) was merely one sect of the international religion of socialism.

My thanks to Maggie’s Farm for the link to John J. Ray’s Hitler Was a Socialist, which extensively documents that assertion.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/28 at 01:29 AM
  1. Good post. American socialists bear some blame for the notorious symbol used by the National Socialist German Workers Party on its flag. Edward Bellamy worked with the Theosophical Society, another socialist group, and during that time the Theosophical Society used the symbol adopted later by German National Socialists.

    It is commonly called a swastika, although German socialists called it a Hakenkreuz (hooked cross).

    Although an ancient symbol, the swastika was altered for use as overlapping S-letters for
    Posted by Tinny Ray  on  08/28  at  07:33 AM
  2. OK, Hitler was a liberal/socialist. Well, Stalin was a conservative/socialist. So what!, except the fact that they both distorted and manipulate those principles and ideals to suit themselves.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/04  at  03:36 PM
  3. David,

    In what sense was Stalin a conservative anything! The only time Stalin is even mentioned as being 'relatively' conservative is in respect to Trotsky, whom he purged and in his relaxation on religion. Then, again, he also purged Bukharin who was deemed too conservative by the Soviets. Though it is true Stalin changed the emphasis from international-socialism to something that putting Russia's
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/09  at  01:46 PM
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