Nazism and Communism

Tuesday, May 2, AD 2017

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.

Adolph Hitler

 

 

Dennis Prager examines why Communism is not as hated as Nazism.  The answer really is quite simple:   the West is infested with people in influential places who regard Communism as basically a mistaken ideology for people who have their hearts in the right place.   They view the goals of Communism as laudable even if their methods were mistaken.  Marx is regarded as a serious philosopher rather than a bad economist whose writings were seized upon by disgruntled intellectuals to justify seizing power and using police state methods to keep themselves in power.  Nazism is regarded as an abomination and its adherents banished to the fringes of society.  Marxists hold academic seats throughout the Western world.  The Pope has literally said that some of his best friends were Communists.  Can anyone imagine that he would dream about saying the same thing of Nazis, even though there were more than a few Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in the Argentina of his youth and young adulthood?

Perhaps it all comes down to the fact that racism is considered akin to original sin in the contemporary world, while hating people for economic reasons is considered noble.  Until we recognize that such hate is two sides of the same ugly coin, the world will continue to risk repeating the errors of the last century in this one.

9 Responses to Nazism and Communism

  • Since the French Revolution there have been people convinced that they can create paradise on earth, given enough money and power.
    Marx’s writings are that of a lunatic. They have led to the death of more innocent people than any other natural or man made catastrophe. Yet Marxism, despite being’s failure, marches on. The allure of making oneself God is a powerful one.

    Honest thinking people will see Marxism for what it is and reject it in its entirety. We do not have enough honest thinking people. The current Pontiff had the reasoning ability of a three year old. He reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode where the six year old kid has omnipotent power and destroys whoever angers him. I have read the Black Book of Communism. There is no movie or book that is more horrifying. When man rejects God, man becomes like the boys in Lord of the Flies.

  • John Golding’s Lord of the Flies translates to Beelzebub. nough said.

  • President Reagan said something like, “A communist is a person that reads Marx and Lenin. An anti-communist is a person who understands Marx and Lenin.”

    John Maynard Keynes (not that it matters) had contempt for Marx’s economics.

    Sadly, both Bolshevism and Nazism were not simultaneously destroyed. We see them flagrant on college campuses and in anti-American street demonstrations.

    From the end of the Soviet U. civil war to 1941, the Bolsheviks killed as many of their own people as did the Nazis in the invasions.

  • A red statue of Martin Luther as gift is making more sense now.

  • Everyone goes through phases where he thinks that there could be a more equitable distribution of goods, or more equitable ownership rules. Not everyone goes through phases where they think the world would be better off without Jews. I hate both communism and Nazism, but I can’t get upset that people hate Nazism more. I probably hate Nazism more.

  • I agree with Indiana Jones, “Nazis. I hate these guys!”

    BTW, many people over 50 may know of the Nazi horrors, but I’ve found that many young people, especially under 30 have no idea of history much less what happened in the 1930s and 1940s. We / they will be doomed to repeat it.

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  • “Perhaps it all comes down to the fact that racism is considered akin to original sin in the contemporary world, while hating people for economic reasons is considered noble. Until we recognize that such hate is two sides of the same ugly coin, the world will continue to risk repeating the errors of the last century in this one. Agree.

  • “Not everyone goes through phases where they think the world would be better off without Jews.”

    Pinky, Stalin did right before he died. Earlier he tried to get rid of Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Tartars, Chechens, etc etc etc. What was the difference? Only a lack of a full commitment to Final Solutions.