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"Progressive" Attacks on Capitalism Key to Hitler #599895
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I wish Webley were here to call me a Nazi for exposing the real history of who the Nazis were.

https://mises.org/library/progressive-attacks-capitalism-were-key-hitlers-success

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Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini constantly proclaim that they are chosen by destiny to bring salvation to this world. They claim they are the leaders of the creative youth who fight against their outlived elders. They bring from the East the new culture which is to replace the dying Western civilization. They want to give the coup de grace to liberalism and capitalism; they want to overcome immoral egoism by altruism; they plan to replace the anarchic democracy by order and organization, the society of “classes” by the total state, the market economy by socialism. Their war is not a war for territorial expansion, for loot and hegemony like the imperialistic wars of the past, but a holy crusade for a better world to live in. And they feel certain of their victory because they are convinced that they are borne by “the wave of the future.”

It is a law of nature, they say, that great historic changes cannot take place peacefully or without conflict. It would be petty and stupid, they contend, to overlook the creative quality of their work because of some unpleasantness which the great world revolution must necessarily bring with it. They maintain one should not overlook the glory of the new gospel because of ill-placed pity for Jews and Masons, Poles and Czechs, Finns and Greeks, the decadent English aristocracy and the corrupt French bourgeoisie. Such softness and such blindness for the new standards of morality prove only the decadence of the dying capitalistic pseudo-culture. The whining and crying of impotent old men, they say, is futile; it will not stop the victorious advance of youth. No one can stop the wheel of history, or turn back the clock of time.

The success of this propaganda is overwhelming. People do not consider the content of alleged new gospel; they merely understand that it is new and believe to see in this fact its justification. As women welcome a new style in clothes just to have a change, so the supposedly new style in politics and economics is welcomed. People hasten to exchange their “old” ideas for “new” ones, because they fear to appear old-fashioned and reactionary. They join the chorus decrying the shortcomings of the capitalistic civilization and speak in elated enthusiasm of the achievements of the autocrats. Nothing is today more fashionable than slandering Western civilization.

This mentality has made it easy for Hitler to gain his victories. The Czechs and the Danes capitulated without a fight. Norwegian officers handed over large sections of their country to Hitler’s army. The Dutch and the Belgians gave in after only a short resistance. The French had the audacity to celebrate the destruction of their independence as a “national revival.” It took Hitler five years to effect the Anschluss of Austria; two-and-one-half years later he was master of the European continent.

Hitler does not have a new secret weapon at his disposal. He does not owe his victory to an excellent intelligence service which informs him of the plans of his opponents. Even the much-talked-of “fifth column” was not decisive. He won because the supposed opponents were already quite sympathetic to the ideas for which he stood.

Only those who unconditionally and unrestrictedly consider the market economy as the only workable form of social cooperation are opponents of the totalitarian systems and are capable of fighting them successfully. Those who want socialism intend to bring to their country the system which Russia and Germany enjoy. To favor interventionism means to enter a road which inevitably leads to socialism.


Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.
Re: "Progressive" Attacks on Capitalism Key to Hitler [Re: TBP] #599974
03/03/2019 14:25
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The progressives and the Nazis shared many ideas.


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Re: "Progressive" Attacks on Capitalism Key to Hitler [Re: TBP] #599975
03/03/2019 16:17
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Hillary's Vast Right-Wing Cons...
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Remember that Hitler and Stalin were allies and kindred spirits.Hitler only broke their pact because he wanted Russia's land, not because there is anything really different in the two ideologies.


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Re: "Progressive" Attacks on Capitalism Key to Hitler [Re: TBP] #599976
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And they took ideas from American progressives.


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Re: "Progressive" Attacks on Capitalism Key to Hitler [Re: TBP] #599977
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I've always said that in the 74-year history of the Soviet Union, the only treaty they didn't break was the Stain-Hitler Pact, and that's only because Hitler broke it first.


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Re: "Progressive" Attacks on Capitalism Key to Hitler [Re: TBP] #599982
03/03/2019 15:00
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And Stalin was shocked that Hitler broke the treaty. Now that IS something!


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