Originally Posted by SV THIRD DAY
... Hitler looked to and admired the American Left and Progressives for their breakthrough work on Eugenics, they didn't look to the US Constitution and Conservatism. The American Left were supportive of Hitler at the beginning...sorry facts are facts.... Again...nice try.
You are really forming an opinion because a group which was liked by Hitler didn't look at the US constitution and do evaluate where on the left-right scale Hitler was because of his policicies? Really?
Let's look at his policies.
Hitler hated socialism and communism and soon destroyed both in Germany
, outlawing all socialist parties and imprisoning thousands of socialists in concentration camps. He later tried to destroy socialism throughout Europe
. His hatred of communism was a major motivating factor in his decision to attack the Soviet Union in 1941.
Hitler hated socialist internationalism and was instead an extreme nationalist, a typically right wing political stance. He was also a race
supremacist, a stance associated far more with extreme right wing politics than with the left.
Hitler was also a social and national Darwinist, believing in the survival of the strongest both among nations and among individuals in the Reich. This social Darwinism economically lent itself much more to free market capitalism than it did to anything left wing.
Hitler in fact hated the welfare state, and the Nazis quickly destroyed the German welfare system. So averse was Hitler to the left wing concept
of helping the weak and vulnerable that he actually approved orders to gas the sick and disabled to death!
And Hitler gave carte blanche to German big business to exploit foreign labour to such an extent that actual slavery was instituted: no left wing ideas about the rights of workers here.
All of these are definitely right wing policies.
Please enlighten me what policies of Hitler could be considred left-wing?