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.
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.