Liberals want to deny the parallels between modern day Democratic Socialism and Germany's National Socialism, because the latter obviously prejudices the former. So they emphasize Hitler's obscene vision of annihilation of all enemies of the Aryan Volk as the primary focus of Nazism and either ignore the economic parallels which argue in favor of defining Nazism as Socialistic or they focus on one or two economic characteristics where Nazism differs from Socialism as being key discriminators rendering the two philosophies separate and distinct.
Similarly, liberals assert Venezuela's recent economic failure is NOT due to Socialistic governance, but rather due to the country's dependency on oil which has been selling at prices far lower than the country needs to support itself. As with Nazism, the assertion is a distraction from the root cause of Venezuela's failure which is that the state controlled economic engine has run out of other people's money.
The only acceptable model of Socialism liberals acknowledge are the successful ones practiced in Europe, excluding, of course, the failed Grecian and failing Spanish models. Ironically, they fail to take notice of the ecomonic signs clearly indicating they are also facing challenges similar to Venezuela and that they are also running out of other people's money.
National Socialism Political Movement, Germany – Encyclopedia Britannica's article on Germany's National Socialism.
How Socialism Failed Venezuela – 6 June 2016, Venezuela is burning – and we're overlooking the root cause of its crisis.
MYTH BUSTED: Actually, Yes, Hitler was a Socialist Liberal – 28 January 2016, Busts the left's bubble about a difference between Bernie's brand of Socialism and Hitler's.
Was Fascism Right–Wing (Again)? – 5 May 2015, Nazism is to the right of communism, but that does not make it right–wing
What are the counter arguments to calling German Nazism a right-wing movement? – 21 July 2012, A collection of links to articles that support the premise that Nazism is really a left-wing movement.
Hitler Was A Socialist – October 2013, Hitler was a fairly mainstream Leftist of his day. It must be remembered that he gained power by way of a democratic election, not by way of a revolution or a military coup. If any of that seems wrong to you, you need to keep reading.
Liberals are the true heirs of the Nazi spirit – 25 February 2009, Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of" is a conservative's wet dream. Based upon a mass of historical evidence so extensive it borders on the wearisome, Goldberg comprehensively demonstrates that both Nazism and fascism were phenomena of the Left, not of the Right.
Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism is Totalitarian – 11 November 2005, Addresses two main points: (1) To show why Nazi Germany was a socialist state, not a capitalist one. And (2) to show why socialism, understood as an economic system based on government ownership of the means of production, positively requires a totalitarian dictatorship.
Hitler and the Socialist Dream – 21 November 1998, Book argues that Hitler was, at heart, a left–winger.
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