Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party had a lot more in common with Democrat senators like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren than conservatives, the Republican Party or Donald Trump.
The word Nazi is simply a compression of Nationalsozialist, or the National Socialist Party, a short form of Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NDSP). In English, this means National Socialist German Workers Party, which was founded in 1919 as the German Workers’ Party.
It was Hitler’s idea to change the name of the German Workers Party to NDSP, and then the Nazi Party. The Nazi Party platform, as presented by Hitler, is nearly identical to today’s Democrat Platform:
* state-controlled healthcare
* profit sharing for workers in large corporations
* moneylenders and profiteers punished by death
* state control of education
* state control of the media and the press
* state control of banks and industries
* seizure of land without compensation
* state control of religious expression
Yes. It could have been written by Warren and Sanders, or any number of Democrat leftists in congress. If you were to read this at the Democratic National Convention and most likely it would be greeted by thunderous applause.
Like Miussoli and Vladimir Levin, Hitler was anti-big business, anti bourgeois and anti-capitalist. Unlike Mussolini and Lenin, Hitler was also a racist. His racism was also linked to his dislike of capitalism and business. He called the Jews greedy bankers He set out to destroy the Jews, confiscate their wealth and redistribute it through Nazi state welfare programs.
Another group Hitler hated were the communists. Not because they were socialist but because they took their orders from Moscow. His thuggery started at Shellingstrasse 50, Hitler’s Nazi headquarters. Hitler saw the communists as traitors to Germany. He was the national socialist and they were the international socialists.
He patterned his Brownshirts, his thugs, on Mussolini’s Blackshirts and on the Klu Klux Klan. The Nazis and the Klan were both about the same size, two to three million members. Both groups targeted a vulnerable minority. In the case of the Brownshirts, Jews; in the case of the Klu Klux Klan, blacks. Both groups were extensions of a political party: Brownshirts: Nazi party; KKK: Democrat Party.
Today, there is a striking similarity between the Nazi effort to control religious expression then, and the repression of religious expression through cake baking by Christians in a number of liberal, leftist states, like Washington, California, Colorado, and Illinois. Officials in these states are attempting to control religious expression by persecuting Christians because of their refusal to bake wedding cakes for gay and lesbian weddings.
Officials in these states are filing discrimination lawsuits against Christian businesses because they choose to express their religious conviction through the cakes that they bake.
Like Modern day Nazis, leftists and Godless liberals don’t like Christians who are different from the cultural norm. In one case, after being rebuked by the Supreme Court for taking unjust and uncivil action against a Christian cake baker, the State of Colorado and leftist activists filed another lawsuit agains the same baker for not baking a wedding cake for a ceremony involving man of a different sexual orientation.
Instead of the Nazi Party resembling conservatives, Republicans or Pres. Donald Trump, it closely resembles modern day liberals and Godless leftists in the Democrat Party.
This essay is from Dinesh D'Souza's DVD "Death of a Nation: can we save America a second time?" based on his book, "Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic Party."
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