Loc: Port Angeles, WA
Its interesting. Was hitler on the right or left? Seems to be a big deal. I also note that some are suggesting, now, that the germans were "democratic socialists". Nope, they were members of the "German Nationalist Socialist Party". They were, in every sense, SOCIALISTS! They socialized just about everything from transportation to healthcare. Here is a link: https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/09/05/were-nazis-socialists/
In case that one is too offensive here is a paragraph: The Nazis were left-wing socialists. Yes, the National Socialist Workers Party of Germany, otherwise known as the Nazi Party, was indeed socialist and it had a lot in common with the modern left. Hitler preached class warfare, agitating the working class to resist “exploitation” by capitalists , particularly Jewish capitalists, of course. Their programs called for the nationalization of education, health care, transportation, and other major industries. They instituted and vigorously enforced a strict gun control regimen. They encouraged pornography, illegitimacy, and abortion, and they denounced Christians as right-wing fanatics. Yet a popular myth persists that the Nazis themselves were right-wing extremists. This insidious lie biases the entire political landscape today.
In other words nazis were socialists (regardless of what other word you want to add, like, "democratic". If you read much about them you will find that Bernie would have fit right in, at least in the beginning. its also true that most socialism starts without one person, or a small group, taking over EVERYTHING! That is, however, how all socialist operations try and go to in the end.
Its interesting. In Italy Mussolini is still remembered as a "wonderful man" and he only went bad when he joined up with Hitler. His family home still exists as does his family and they are also well thought of by many. When you talk to those who admire they all blame everything on Hitler. Again, its interesting.
Because I cannot resist I will also add that Bernie has lost. It is agreed, by many, that he lost because he made sure the word "Socialist" accompanied his name. Its always been there because that is, exactly what he is. (the 'democratic' part came later but doesn't change the facts). Bernie has remained exactly the same for over 30 years. He has not given an inch. This is also the reason he has so very little legislation with his name on it. He claims to have led this, or that, over the years. Maybe so, if so, his name was never on it because he lost. One would have thought he would have figured it out but, nope, he did not. He was/is absolutely right and that is the one thing he is absolutely sure of. I also find it interesting that he is claiming the support of 'all' the young people. Even that is, and was not, true. He did/does have a young following but as far as the voting goes more of the young supported Biden than Bernie (I was not for either one - they are too damned old)
Anyway - I apologize for upsetting those of you who are for Bernie. In politics there are always two sides and I am on the anti-socialist, anti-Bernie side. Sorry about that. I think the difference is that I really don't want to hurt any of those who support Bernie, I am not sure about how those who support Bernie feel about those like me but, I suspect, its not a good feeling. What makes it all interesting is that I actually support a lot of what Bernie claims he wants. I just don't agree on how he wants it done. I have said it before and will repeat. I think that Bernie wants it his way no matter what anybody else thinks and that, I think, is the real problem.