I hear this all the time. Whenever someone wants to insult someone who is right-wing, they call them a Nazi. But the truth is, the Nazi party was the polar opposite of right-wing ideology.
Right Wing Ideology, at its core, promotes limited government and individual liberty. Neither of these ideologies are compatible with the Nazi Fascist Platform. Fascism is characterized by authoritarian power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy.
The Nazi party was the “National Socialist German Workers Party” (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei). The party was anti-big business, anti-bourgeois and anti-capitalist. The Nazi’s supported big government, and government controlled education and healthcare. (If you want to know how bad government controlled healthcare can get, in 1940 “Certain German physicians were authorized to select patients “deemed incurably sick, after most critical medical examination” and then administer to them a “mercy death””) The Nazi party made clear that unlike Marxists the party supported the middle-class and that its socialist policy was meant to give social welfare to German citizens.
Nazi Germany also had strict gun laws requiring the registration of all handguns and a permit to own them. Eventually, they supplemented this law by outlawing Jews from owning weapons and confiscating any weapons they did own. This was a part of the 1938 Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons law. Although before this law came into effect, many people in Germany had their guns confiscated simply for being “untrustworthy”. The existing Nazi gun control laws stated that a person had to be “trustworthy” to gain a permit for a gun, and just about anyone could be considered untrustworthy without any justification.
The Nazi party also took advantage of a paramilitary group known as the Sturmabteilung (aka Brown Shirts). Its primary purposes were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of opposing parties, and fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing parties.
So Far The Left Sound Far More Like Nazi’s
We know the Democratic Party in the US is promoting socialism. They claim that they support the middle-class and that their socialist policy is meant to give social welfare to everyone. They are anti-big business, anti-bourgeois and anti-capitalist. The support strict gun regulation and limiting gun ownership to “approved” people. They have a paramilitary group called ANTIFA that disrupts the meetings of opposing parties. But are they Authoritarian themselves?
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. Individual freedoms are subordinate to the state.
1 Limited Political Pluralism
2 A Basis For Legitimacy Based on Emotion
3 constraints on the public (such as suppression of political opponents)
4 Informally defined executive power
The Democratic Party is quick to suppress political opponents by making false allegations that appeal to peoples emotions so that they can limit political pluralism thus giving them the ability to have executive power that they don’t need to explain.
The confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh was a fine example of the Democratic Party using Authoritarian policy to oppose political pluralism. The Democratic Party brought forth 3 people to make unsubstantiated claims against their opposition. (2 of those people have since admitted to making the whole thing up). Instead of facts, they appealed to emotions to claim that they were not trying to suppress the opposition but instead trying to combat societal problems (like sexual harassment).
It is a common tactic of the Democratic Party. When they have no legitimate argument to oppose the other party, they vilify them by making unsubstantiated accusations.
But Trump Said He Was A Nationalist!
It is true that the Nazi Party were nationalists and the right wing generally considers themselves to be nationalists. But that does not make the right wing Nazi’s.
Nationalism is simply putting your own country first. This is what government is supposed to do. Everyone (left and right) expects the government to act in their own best interest. That is why we elect representatives (people to represent us).
The Nazi party corrupted this idea with racism. They didn’t put Germany’s interest first, they put Aryan Germanic people first. This allowed them to oppress minorities and scapegoat one specific group of people: the Jews.
America is a melting pot. Putting America first is not racist because Americans are from every race religion and ethnic group.
But that doesn’t stop the left from trying to scapegoat one specific group of people. Recently CNN personality Don Lemon said “we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men”. Isn’t it fun how he says we have to stop demonizing people as he demonizes people? I am sure if Don had said “Jew” instead of “white men” Hitler would have sieg heil’d him from the grave… just like the new Nazi’s of the Democratic party cheered him on for demonizing “white men”.
That is what the Democratic Party does. They accuse the opposition of doing what they themselves are doing. This is evident when Hillary Clinton said that you can not be civil with Republicans, and that “civility can start again” after they take back control of the government.
They believe that peace is only obtainable when they control you, control what you think, and control what you do. The good of the country does not matter to Democrats, only the good of the party.
So Why Do Nazi’s Support The Right?
When you support individual liberty and freedom, you have to accept that some people will have opinions that you do not like. You will also have to support their right to have those opinions. There is an old saying. “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. This does not mean you have to approve of them or their ideas. And, hopefully, you will do your part to show them the error in their thinking.
The right-wing says I don’t agree with you, but you have a right to your opinion. The Democratic Party says I don’t agree with you, and you have to conform your beliefs to be in line with our parties beliefs.
This may seem acceptable as long as you agree with the party beliefs, but when you don’t, you will be in trouble.
So in a strange irony, the reason racist groups support the right, is the right is tolerant of all people and all beliefs. The left, however, is intolerant of anything that does not follow their strict social ideology.
Of course, tolerating someone does not mean you like or support them. The right is equality and therefore does not support racism or bigotry. We can see this in the current administration’s policies that have led to all time low black unemployment, all time high black entrepreneurship, and exceptionally high Hispanic income growth.
Nazi’s, Jews, The Right, and The Left
The right is far from anti-Semitic. As the Democratic Party distances itself from Christian values, more devout Christian people gravitate toward the right. These Christians hold Israel and the Jewish people in high regard. This is why it was a campaign promise of Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Of course, the Democrats were opposed to this, and some say it is because they are Anti-Semitic or support Palestine, but the reality is, the Democrats oppose anything Trump does, even if they supported it the day before.
As an example, in 1995 the house and senate overwhelming supported a resolution to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Neither Clinton, Bush2, or Obama acted on it. On June 3th, 2017, the US Senate unanimously (90-0) passed a resolution calling on the president to abide by the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (ie, move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem). Those same Democratic senators that demanded Trump move the embassy, denounced him for moving the embassy. (you have to wonder how quickly they would have called him an anti-Semite if he had not moved the embassy).
Nazi’s Are Not Right Wing
The simple truth is Nazi’s stood for government controlled social engineering, social welfare, and strict control over the minds of the people. This is not only completely against the Right Wing ideology of limited government and individual liberties, but is actually closer to the Democratic platform of socialism and social justice.
The only reason the Democrats keep falling back to calling the Right Wingers Nazi’s is because everyone can agree that Nazi’s are bad. And by calling everyone they disagree with “Nazi’s” the Democrats can pat themselves on the back for being “better” than their opponent. Nazi’s have become synonymous with racists. The Democrats love to accuse the right of being racist, so using the “Nazi” slur is just another way to do that. This is because what it truly boils down to is that the Democrats are elitists who think that they are better than you, they know better then you, and you need to just let them control everything… Sounds like Nazi’s to me.