Vox reminds us that Naziism is, was, and ever shall be a branch of the rotten Progressivist tree.
- It is not Germany that will turn Bolshevist but Bolshevism that will become a sort of National Socialism. Besides, there is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates us from it…I have always made allowance for this circumstance, and given orders that former Communists are to be admitted to the party at once. The petit bourgeois Social-Democrat and the trade union boss will never make a National Socialist, but the Communist always will.
- We National Socialists wish precisely to attract all socialists, even the Communists; we wish to win them over from their international camp to the national one.
- I have learned a great deal from Marxism as I do not hesitate to admit…The difference between them and myself is that I have really put into practice what these peddlers and pen pushers have timidly begun. The whole of National Socialism is based on it…National Socialism is what Marxism might have been if it could have broken its absurd and artificial ties with a democratic order.
- After all, that’s exactly why we call ourselves National Socialists! We want to start by implementing socialism in our nation among our Volk! It is not until the individual nations are socialist that they can address themselves to international socialism.
- The Revolution we have made is not a national revolution, but a National-Socialist Revolution. We would even underline this last word, “Socialist.”
- There is a difference between the theoretical knowledge of socialism and the practical life of socialism. People are not born socialists, but must first be taught how to become them.
- I, on the other hand, have tried for two decades to build a new socialist order in Germany, with a minimum of interference and without harming our productive capacity.
Now guess who said all that. Go on, guess.
To my way of thinking, all the above renders the clash in Charlottesville sort of a blue-on-blue (or red on Red), friendly-fire incident, although we all know it will never be reported that way. I’d still really like to know just how many Nazis there were amongst the demonstrators percentage-wise, too…and remain certain that even if some sort of reliable estimate were available, it would be very carefully buried by Leftymedia if they weren’t in a clear and overwhelming majority, as I still suspect they weren’t.
Either way, it doesn’t much affect my satisfaction at seeing somebody fighting back against the Leftard goons at last; in fact, it may even heighten it, knowing that few if any real Americans were out there getting thumped by anybody, in what might actually just have been a chaotic brawl between Leftist factions too muttonheaded to clearly understand what was even going on, or what they actually stand for in the first place. Long as some Lefty heads are finally getting cracked for trying en masse to jump peaceful protesters exercising their right to free speech, hey, I’m good with it. Bottom line?
Being socialists, national socialists of any stripe can never legitimately claim to be Alt Right.
More, from an earlier post:
The most common error is to postulate a Communist left-wing extreme opposed by an extreme Nazi right wing. Not only does this leave out a substantial body of political and philosophical thought, but the construction falls apart the moment the two socialist ideologies are compared. Any reasonable comparison inevitably forces the confused advocates of such a definition to assert that the spectrum is actually a circle, in which case the terms left and right, much less left-wing and right-wing, are wholly nonsensical.
Nor is the original usage of much utility today, since it represented the fundamental division of the pre-revolutionary French national assembly. Since very few nations feature a monarchy these days, and even fewer political parties espouse positions with regards to the Bourbon kings, this definition is now defunct. And the notion of basing the spectrum on progress, of course, begs the Marxian question. In other words, progress toward what? The worker’s paradise?
As Vox goes on to point out, the real division is all about the preferred relationship of the individual to the government: Statists versus Individualists, Plato versus Aristotle, those who believe in the primacy of the collective versus those who believe in the primacy of the individual and his right to self-determination. It’s a fundamental conflict between those who still believe in the founding ideals of this nation, and those who stand in opposition to them. It’s unresolvable by any means I can see; there is liberty or there is not, with no compromise either possible or desirable. That’s as basic as it’s possible to be. One side will win. One side will lose. That’s it. Full stop, end of story.
No matter how hard the Left tries, they can never honestly remove the stain of Naziism from their escutcheon, although it must be admitted they’ve made a damned good job over the years of lying it away. But the hard truth is, Naziism is and always was a wholly owned subsidiary of Progressivism—lock, stock, and barrel. Vox’s closing image spells it out pretty clearly, if you ask me. It leaves me feeling pretty smug and pleased with myself for having come up with my Alt-American post category a while back, I must say.