Great Socialists: Adolf Hitler

Great Socialists: Adolf Hitler

It is a strange distinction, Adolf Hitler is Universally hated but an increasing number of leaders around the world are embracing his politics.

America’s left slings “Nazi” insults around but have adopted the politics of Adolf Hitler as their manifesto, Bernie Sanders openly proclaimed he was a socialist, Socialist Parties are on the rise in many countries, Adolf would certainly be pleased.

Yes, Adolf was a Socialist.

“If we are socialists, then we must definitely be anti-semites – and the opposite, in that case, is Materialism and Mammonism, which we seek to oppose.” “How, as a socialist, can you not be an anti-semite?”

In a speech in Munich in August 1920, Hitler addressed the National Socialist party on the issues of race and politics. It was widely known that socialists of the time were tied to eugenic policies, as they have throughout history. Indeed, everyone who supported genocide at that time also called themselves socialists.

The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party was a political party in Germany that was active between 1920 and 1945 and supported the ideology of Nazism. Its precursor, the German Workers’ Party, existed from 1919 to 1920.

The Nazi Party emerged from the German nationalist, racist and populist Freikorps paramilitary culture, which fought against the communist uprisings in post-World War I Germany. The party was created as a means to draw workers away from communism and into völkisch nationalism. Initially, Nazi political strategy focused on anti-big business, anti-bourgeois and anti-capitalist rhetoric, although such aspects were later downplayed in order to gain the support of industrial entities and in the 1930s the party’s focus shifted to anti-Semitic and anti-Marxist themes.

“anti-big business, anti-bourgeois and anti-capitalist rhetoric” sound familiar, yes it is the politics of today’s left and much like the path it took in Germany, if it is left unchecked it will fail and a new race based enemy will become the target of the left, that target now seems to be White Heterosexual Males.

Hitler may have publicly denounced Marxism, because of his war against the hated Soviet Union, but privately he always admitted that he was at heart a left-winger. He once said to Otto Wagener that the problem with the politicians of the Weimar Republic was that they “had never even read Marx.” He believed that the problem of German Communists was that they didn’t understand the difference between principles and tactics. He referred to them as mere pamphleteers, whereas “I have put into practice what these peddlers and pen pushers have timidly begun.” He stated plainly that “the whole of National Socialism” was based on Marx.

Hitler wanted to use the old classical liberal class, the entrepreneurs and the individualist’s resources to build socialism in Germany. Socialism is defined technically as public ownership of the means of production, and instead of doing what Stalin did and purge the capitalists, he committed himself instead to simply confiscating their capital. The economy could easily be controlled simply by dispossessing the capitalist class of their means of production, and guiding their productive capacity through the hands of the state.

Here are some rules from the National Socialist Party’s platform. Hitler did emphatically endorse them, and they relevant because they show the intent of Hitler’s wealth redistribution schemes, as well as his desire for socialism.

11. That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.

12. Since every war imposes on the people fearful sacrifices in blood and treasure, all personal profit arising from the war must be regarded as treason to the people. We therefore demand the total confiscation of all war profits.

13. We demand the nationalization of all trusts.

14. We demand profit-sharing in large industries.

15. We demand a generous increase in old-age pensions.

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25. In order to carry out this program we demand: the creation of a strong central authority in the State, the unconditional authority by the political central parliament of the whole State and all its organizations.

The formation of professional committees and of committees representing the several estates of the realm, to ensure that the laws promulgated by the central authority shall be carried out by the federal states.

The leaders of the party undertake to promote the execution of the foregoing points at all costs, if necessary at the sacrifice of their own lives.

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S. Jack Heffernan Ph.D. Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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