Yyz717: Are you kidding? Nazism and Communism share many parallels.
One significant difference is that we´ve seen a necessarily "pure" form of nazism
, but so far hardly any form of communism
. Not that I´d absolutely wanted to, but what communism originally
meant has very little to do with what we´ve seen implemented
Yyz717: 1. Both espouse racial superiority of the majority population in that country (whether Germans in Germany, Russians in the USSR, Han Chinese in PRC). Wrong!
denounces racism and national chauvinism. It preaches the unity of the "working masses" all over the world. It´s its primary appeal.
Yyz717: 2. Both espouse socialism and economic nationalism. Wrong!
The nazis conducted their war and the holocaust with strong support from the private
german industry. Krupp, IG Farben, Degussa
and many others aren´t notorious just for the heck of it! Apart from a little pseudo
-socialist propaganda, there was nothing
Yyz717: 3. Both are profoundly undemocratic.
At least in theory, communism is built
on democratic principles. It was rarely
done that way, but we´re talking about communism, right?
Yyz717: 4. Both ignore and reverse all civil liberties.
So did absolute monarchy, theocracy and almost all other forms of government.
Yyz717: 5. Both breed megaomaniacs as leaders.
Not really. Hitler was there before
the movement. Lenin, on the other hand, was not really comparable to Hitler (no saint either, of course).
Yyz717: 6. Both are territorial expansionist.
Not comparable. Nazism sought to expand its territory by killing or subjugating the local populations. Communism always tried to distribute the ideology, but not the people.
Yyz717: 7. Both killed millions in the name of orthodoxy.
So did almost every other form of government.
Yyz717: ...and perhaps most importantly,
7. Both have been defeated and discredited.
So have almost all other forms of government. With very few exceptions, democracy being one of them.
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I see. Pan-paranoia
sure beats mono-paranoia