Liberals love to compare conservatives to Nazis. They point to Iraq, Afghanistan, Gitmo, abortion rights, gay rights, and a host of other unpleasant issues and call us Nazis. Bush has been compared to Hitler on so many occasions I lost count. It strikes me, however, that they don’t realize who Hitler was and what his Nazis did.
What makes a conservative a Nazi? I don’t really see the parallel, and believe me, I’ve tried. Nazis were essentially socialists; if you read the writings of Marx and Hitler back-to-back, you can hardly tell the difference. Nazis believed in forsaking all for the motherland, but doing so in a fashion that can’t be called conservative by any stretch of the imagination (at least not by today’s standards).
What does conservative mean today? Limited government. Free market values. True Constitutionalism. No entitlements. Real freedom – not the version we’re being spoon-fed today. It’s frustrating to see the direction my country is headed in, with years of unemployment benefits, social security, medicare/medicaid, and welfare (not to mention federal funding of Planned Parenthood) sapping us dry. That goes right along with all the wars we’re fighting, the open borders and the illegals who flood through them in droves.
Bush has been painted as Hitler simply for supporting a federal marriage amendment. How can that be, considering the numerous parallels that can be drawn – and proven – between today’s Obama supporters and honest-to-Hitler Nazis? Pretty much the only similarity between conservatives and Nazis that can be drawn is the fact that both are heartily patriotic. That’s about where it ends.
Nazis believed in providing for all. All who were capable to work would work for the good of all. As a result of the collective effort, good, strong Aryan Germans would have everything a human being in civilized society could want – a house, a car, food, even a regular vacation was on the agenda to make sure German citizens could unwind and the work wouldn’t get old. The idea was that the nation would flourish because of the work of the collective. There was no such thing as individualism, and parents had absolutely no say in the raising of their children. When 13-year-olds came home from the Nuremberg rallies pregnant, outraged parents remained silent in the end for fear of the Gestapo.
Essentially, the government provided everything while the people lived in bliss. At least that was the way it was supposed to work. Let us handle the tough decisions, the leaders said. We know better.
We all know how Nazi Germany ended. Eventually, rhetoric about doing all for the good of the people turned into doing all for the good of the motherland, which turned into conquest, which turned into Shoah (the Holocaust). By the time all of the anti-war protesters realized that they’d been had, it was damn near too late to stop the murderous rampage of the swastika across the globe. Anti-war sentiment is certainly not new to this day and age. They wanted peace back then, too.
Today’s liberal Obama-loving masses frighten me on a level that no liberal ever has. During the elections liberals gushed that they wouldn’t have to pay for their mortgages or put gas in their own cars anymore. Hope and change, they cheered. A new age of tolerance was to be ushered in and all of the financial difficulties of the past would disappear in the blink of an eye because the Big O would ride in on a unicorn that shat rainbows and give us world peace.
It hasn’t quite worked out that way. TARP turned into an even bigger fiasco from day one of his reign when he extended the bailouts to insurers and American automakers. Unions, known for their thuggery, are today’s brownshirts. They carry out strikes and hold violent protests to strong-arm both government agencies and private businesses into giving them more than your average worker. Most recently, union members have been arrested for sending death threats to Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin. Liberals are appointing people to high positions without requiring serious experience (Elena Kagan, anyone?).
Like Nazis, liberals believe in the government being big and strong enough to regulate everything and provide for those who can’t (or won’t) provide for themselves. There’s no such thing as freedom in such a concept. The Nazis didn’t believe in freedom. I don’t believe today’s liberals do, either.
Nazis believed in the “creative power of the worker.” So do liberals.
Nazi beliefs were firmly rooted in racism and antisemitism, yet they denied such notions as foolish at first. Democrats also have the same background; see the correlation? Only after they established their grip on Europe did the Nazis openly allow their racist beliefs to turn into policy.
Now, tell me…who said this: “As things stand today, the trade unions in my opinion cannot be dispensed with. On the contrary, they are among the most important institutions of the nation’s economic life. Their significance lies not only in the social and political field, but even more in the general field of national politics. A people whose broad masses, through a sound trade-union movement, obtain the satisfaction of their living requirements and at the same time an education, will be tremendously strengthened in its power of resistance in the struggle for existence. Above all, the trade unions are necessary as foundation stones of the future economic parliament or chambers of estates.”
Obama? No. Robert Byrd? No. Bill Clinton? Nope.
It was Adolf Hitler – in Mein Kampf. Reading that book is, at times, almost like reading the modern liberal manifesto.
Hitler disregarded Christianity and had a known affection for Islam. So do liberals today.
Hitler believed in social justice being carried out by the government. So do liberals.
Hitler believed in a one-party government. Deep down, so do liberals.
Hitler believed in destroying capitalism and the free market partially through price fixing. So do liberals.
Hitler called businesses “cartels” and accused them of exploiting the poor. So do liberals.
Hitler believed in making “unearned income” illegal – basically abolishing new acquisition of wealth. So do liberals.
Hitler believed in the government providing for you once you reached senior citizen status. So do liberals.
Hitler believed that giving to the poor needed to be a legal mandate. So do liberals.
Hitler believed in a form of tolerance that really only tolerated Aryan beliefs. So do liberals.
Hitler believed in gun control. One had to have a government permit to own, much less carry, a gun. Only those considered politically trustworthy got permits for guns. Liberals…well, we all know what they think.
Hitler believed in eugenics. By proxy, so do liberals – in their hailing of Margaret Sanger, an avowed believer in eugenics, as a practical saint.
Hitler believed in what amounts to tribalism – showing pride in your heritage. So do liberals…in the form of cultural pressures to give more to minorities.
Hitler and many of his followers were vegetarians and believed in returning to a more natural form of existence. He was intent on creating national parks to preserve nature. One of the scientists he based the Nazi credo for nature on was Ludwig Klages, who wrote during WWI about how mankind was headed toward deforestation, increasing extinction of certain species, the evils of whaling and destruction of Earth’s ecosystem. Hello…liberals? PETA? Greenpeace? Al Gore???
Liberals might claim to abhor Hitler’s brand of antisemitism, but they can’t deny their campaign against Israel. Why else would so many people be willing to defend murderous jihadists after they blow up bar mitzvahs, weddings and bus stations?
I could keep going forever. The most frightening similarity, to me, came with Obama’s campaign. The Big O proclaimed “Hope and Change”, promising that things would be different. One of the Nazis’ favorite slogans is more than just eerie in its parallel:
“Alles muss anders sein!”
Loose translation? “Everything must be different.”