Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Fascist Roots of the American Left

Linked below is a brief interview of Dinesh D'Souza, who has just published a new book titled The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left

D'Souza points out that Nazism and fascism are political ideologies of the "left" and not of the "right."  In my opinion, positioning those ideologies on the “right” side of the political spectrum was driven years ago in part by communists, American fellow travelers, and American anti-anti-communists who sought to distance their politics from Nazi Germany after it attacked its former ally the Soviet Union.

Socialism ultimately requires authoritarianism to enforce its aims, which is control by unelected elites who ostensibly, but not fundamentally, pursue equality of outcomes while vigorously suppressing liberty.  Variants of socialism, such as Russian communism and German Nazism, can be distinguished, but they both were, and modern variants remain, fundamentally hostile to liberty and capitalism and quick to use violence to achieve their controlist aims. 

R Balsamo

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