Let us assume (and it does not take much assumption) that the Democratic Party is the home of liberals while the GOP is the home of conservatives, although it seems the GOP has lost their conservative moral compass at times. Let’s see which party/ideology one falls under:
- Which ideology believes it is government’s job to improve society?
- Which ideology supports an expansive bureaucratic state?
- Which ideology favors government regulation of industry and services?
- Which ideology favors abortion?
- Which ideology supports euthanasia in some cases?
- Which ideology engages in class warfare by pitting the 1% against the 99%?
- Which ideology favors gun control and/or banning guns?
- Which ideology is more prone to phony capitalism where the government picks winners and losers in exchange for support of the government?
- Which ideology favors a government-subsidized universal healthcare system?
- Which ideology believes healthcare is a right?
- Which ideology has embarked on public health campaigns about healthy foods, bans on smoking, and organic foods?
- Which ideology favors college speech codes and bans certain speakers from speaking on campus?
- Which ideology favors a racially-based quota system for college admissions, or for job applications, to correct the perceived wrongs of the past?
If you mentioned liberals or the Democratic Party to all 13 questions, you would be partially correct since they are all liberal ideas. However, these were also all policies, beliefs and programs enacted by Hitler’s Nazi Party in Germany.
When FDR enacted his New Deal programs and alphabet soup of agencies, it was none of other than Adolph Hitler who wrote to him and commended him on his economic policies noting that the New Deal and many of his policies in Germany were similar.
A familiar tactic of the Left and Democrats is to use identity politics. How is this any different than Saul Alinsky’s rule number 13 for radicals: “Pick the target, freeze the target, personalize it and polarize it?” “Mein Kampf” beat Saul Alinsky by 40 years. So who are the fascist Nazis here?
It is a little known fact that most of the eugenics policies adopted by Hitler in dealing with Jews, other minorities, the mentally retarded, etc. was exported to Germany from progressives here in the United States. Most people here know that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a huge proponent of eugenics. In 1933, California alone had subjected more people to forced sterilization than the remainder of the states combined.
As Jonah Goldberg has noted, nationalism and militarism were hallmarks of the American progressive era. It was a Democrat who led us into both world wars, Korea and Vietnam. Perhaps the only thing remotely connecting conservatives and Nazis is pride in their country, but we are constantly reminded by Democrats and liberals that we conservatives do not have a monopoly on patriotism; they are also patriotic.
Fascism and Nazism is actually rooted in socialism which is the opposite of what conservatism stands for. Fascism leads to complete government control and isn’t that what a reading of the Democratic Party’s platform also believes? That government, not the individual, knows what is best?
The Left has repeatedly and, it appears, with some success tied Republicans and conservatives with Nazis. This can never be given the inherent nature of conservatism. Nazis want complete government control; conservatives (and true Republicans) want limited government.
And again, we have a tactic of the Left nicely lining up with another Nazi technique best expressed by Joseph Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
Liberals, progressives, the Democratic Party, anarchists, Occupy Wall Street, etc.- they are the ones with beliefs and actions more in tune with Nazi fascists, not those defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.