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Proving a far-left National Socialist Workers’ Party was a far-left National Socialist Workers’ Party – Part II

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Proving a far-left National Socialist Workers Party was a far-left National Socialist Workers Party2

Dealing with the usual tactics of the nation’s Socialist-Left in their denial of historical fact.

Part I of this 2 part series presented just some of the historical facts of the case. In the interest of ‘fairness’, Part II will present and eviscerate the usual tactics and talking points of the nation’s socialist-left on this subject. Please excuse the excessive length of the article, but the left has many issues here that need to be addressed.

In one regard, this might seem to be a trivial issue since the National Socialist German Workers’ Party [Nazi’s] only existed for a mercifully short time over 70 years ago. However, the tactics used to deny the history of this socialist nation are still being used to try revising history while it is being written with the socialist nation of Venezuela. The nation’s socialist-left also persists in trying to invoke it’s false history labeling some on the pro-liberty right with the ‘Nazi’ pejorative.

Headlines that present opinion as fact in a one-line editorial

We begin with a recent piece that is typical of leftist methodologies from Vox. Note that this is the same leftist-socialist media source with one founder that reveled in being very effective in misleading people.

The author of this piece begins masquerading opinion as fact with a careful construction of the headline:

Adolf Hitler was not a socialist

With the subhead:

A Republican representative described Adolf Hitler as a socialist and compared Democrats to Nazis. Sadly, Rep. Brooks is far from alone in his opinions.

Then she uses the tried and true technique of ‘burying the lede’ before getting to the ‘factual’ part that supposedly backs up her opinion presented in the headline. As is usually the case with these ‘debunking’ opinion pieces there is a great deal padding in the presentation with extraneous background information before setting up her later conclusions. Along the way she throws in a word or two, to subtly reinforce the opinion she presented in the headline with the arrogant presumption that it was bolstered by facts. Then to hammer the point home she uses a word that closely verges into the realm of ridicule with a statement dripping with disdain:

But one of their core assumptions — “Nazis were socialists” — has become one of the biggest memes within a swath of the American Right. And it is woefully, almost hilariously incorrect.

[Our emphasis]

Please note the subtle switch in the issue under discussion, from this question being applied to Hitler to a generalized assertion. Then to appear to ‘fact check’ the assertion – and bury the lede even further- the author goes through a history lesson detailing the neutral historic facts on the issue to lend an air of legitimacy to the proceedings.

During this process, she uses one of the Left’s favorite tactics in attacking – or as they term it ‘fact checking’ – assertions made by the pro-liberty right. This is the tactic of finding a subtle or minor error present in the item they are attacking as a way of discrediting everything else being presented. In this case exploiting Representative Rep. Brooks ‘error’ in stating that:

“Who is this big lie master? That quote was in 1925 by a member of Germany’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party—that’s right, Germany’s socialist party—more commonly known as the Nazis. The author was socialist Adolf Hitler, in his book Mein Kampf.”
[Our emphasis]

The good Representative most assuredly meant this in a colloquial sense, but it was an ‘error’ hence the likelihood that she directly quoted him to correct him later cast a pale of illegitimacy on everything else he said. Then in the middle of her offering of the historical facts she slips in her opinion in the matter. Directly asserting that despite the name that Adolf Hitler was not a socialist.

But despite joining what would be called the “National Socialist” German workers’ party, Adolf Hitler was not a socialist. Far from it.

Please note the authors use of “scare quotes” around the words “National Socialist” leaving out the inclusion of workers’ in the party name. Also, note that she conveniently switches back to a narrow focus after implying this was to be a more generalized discussion.

There is a very important reason for this subtle focus, the very name of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party has always been very problematic for the nation’s socialist-left. Thus they have developed very careful techniques to mitigate this historical fact, that will be the subject of the next section. In the case of this piece, the purpose of switching the focus back and forth between a narrow focus on Hitler and a generalized discussion is to help ‘prove’ the one line editorial in the headline.

Ostensibly keeping the discussion on Hitler gave the author the leeway to argue that discussions of the nature of socialism somehow ‘prove’ Hitler wasn’t a socialist. It also allowed the author to talk of left-wing elements of the party in these discussions while maintaining the generalized assertion that the party wasn’t Left-wing.

Surrogate names to deny the basic facts of history

As they try to deny that socialist nations were or are socialist, the lseft has to deny or dismiss historical facts in order to do so. This is just the beginning of their journey of denial, but it’s the toughest since most people understand that the name of an organization speaks volumes about it true character. Thus, they have to avoid mentioning these names, going to great lengths in their efforts to the point of trying to suppress speech that verges on the truth of the matter.

The most infamous being the use of the word ‘Nazi’, this, of course, an abbreviation of the name: Nationalsozialistische [deutsche Arbeiter-Partei] translated as National Socialist [German Workers’ Party]. There are others, but the particulars of this case illustrate the point.

Leftists explaining away the word socialist in National Socialist German Workers’ Party

The historical fact that they had Socialist and Workers’ Party is very problematic to the Left, necessitating some very careful ‘progressions’ in dealing with the issue. In most cases, they will prepare the field of debate in trying to gloss over this very damaging historic fact to their assertion.

This was usually done with a tactical trio of presumed correctness, ad hominem attacks, and circular logic. They simply presume that their historically contravening assertion is correct without question. Then they attack those who dare point out these facts with childish invective or false assertions as to one’s intelligence level. All of this tied together with circular logic.

The wording and levels of childishness depend upon the ‘intellectual level’ of the leftist media source promulgating these articles. The ‘Snopes’ article begins this process with an almost subliminal implication in the subhead of the article:

Were the Nazis Socialists?
We look into the burning (at least for some) question of whether members of the National German Socialist Workers’ Party were accurately classified as “socialists”.

[Our emphasis]
Note the ‘at least for some’ and the “scare” quotes around the “socialists”

Further on in the piece the begins with the spin:

According to historians, the complicated moniker reveals more about the image the party wanted to project and the constituency it aimed to build than it did about the Nazis’ true political goals, which were building a state based on racial superiority and brute-force governance.

This is a subtle version of the ad hoc rescue technique by which authoritarian tendencies of the socialist-left somehow prove that it wasn’t socialism because somehow that isn’t ‘really’ socialism.

Given that Nazism is traditionally held to be an extreme right-wing ideology, the party’s conspicuous use of the term “socialist” — which refers to a political system normally plotted on the far-left end of the ideological spectrum — has long been a source of confusion, not to mention heated debate among partisans seeking to distance themselves from the genocidal taint of Nazi Germany.

[Our emphasis]

Note that they fail to explain why ‘Nazism is traditionally held to be an extreme right-wing ideology’ they simply state this ‘without evidence’ as the saying goes. This is often the case, where certain inconvenient facts are slipped past the reader, presumably to be accepted without question.

In other sites of lower prominence, the subtleties are discarded while the same tactics are maintained. Some Leftists simply assert that ‘nonsense is nonsense’, dismissing basic historical facts while combining all three tactics in one neat phrase. This process is done to prepare the reader for a nonfactual dismissal of the name of the organisation.

Having prepared the battlefield with the usual methods, Leftists will either gloss over the label as ‘just a word’. Alternatively, they will use little evasions and talking points to deflect the conversation, such as the ever-irrelevant ‘North Korea’ dodge. Making claims that the word just happened to be very popular at the time and so it was used despite their not being socialist or something.

Refuting the ever-irrelevant ‘North Korea’ dodge

One of the most infamous and completely irrelevant red herrings in these discussions is the ‘North Korea’ dodge. Somehow the name of that particular nation makes all the difference because reasons. The problem for the left is that there are other national monikers are true to a country’s characteristics:

  • The Principality of Andorra
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Canada
  • The Cook Islands
  • The State of Eritrea
  • Hungary
  • The State of Israel
  • The United Mexican States
  • Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • The Independent State of Samoa
  • The Swiss Confederation
  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • The United States of America

Everyone is supposed to ignore these facts to instead dwell on the official names of one or two nations to distract from the subject under consideration. The fact is the irrelevant ‘North Korea’ dodge doesn’t prove anything, but the nation’s socialist-left has to fall back on it since it doesn’t have anything else.

Leftists explaining away the use of the term Workers’ in National Socialist German Workers’ Party

This is even more damaging to their case in combination with the word socialist. In most cases, leftists will completely ignore this part in hopes that no one will notice. As was mentioned before, in the Vox article the workers part of the name was quietly ignored. In a classic case of misdirection, they tend to emphasize the ‘national’ part of the name as though it magically transforms the meaning of the word socialist.  Again, this issue also highlights the reason that the nation’s Socialist-Left prefers to use the terms ‘Nazi’ instead of the full name. It keeps both words ‘socialist’ and ‘workers’ out of the discussion.

Dealing with Leftists lies and evasions over basic historical facts

The first step is to question their presumptions. Why is it presumed that they are correct given that their asseverations that defy basic reality? They can try to dismiss what is extremely problematic for their cause, but it is a historical fact that the Nazis were a National Socialist [German Workers’ Party]. It’s not as though that German Workers’ Party obtained a great deal with the Berlin stationery store for letterhead so it wouldn’t be cost-effective to change it. This was the name they used for the life span of the party, the words socialist and workers’ succinctly stated important aspects of their inherent beliefs.

It’s part and parcel to having to put up with Leftist ad hominem attacks and childish insults. But this means they are lacking in an intellectual argument. This was best summed up by Margaret Thatcher:

In my work, you get used to criticisms. Of course, you do, because there are a lot of people trying to get you down, but I always cheer up immensely if one is particularly wounding because I think well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. That is why my father always taught me: never worry about anyone who attacks you personally; it means their arguments carry no weight and they know it.

Margaret Thatcher, interview with Enzo Biagi, Mar. 10, 1986

The Left doesn’t have a defense for these facts of history, so they have to go on offense. But they won’t be able to mount an intellectual case for these facts because there have none.

One will also note that Leftist loves to follow the maxim from W. C. Fields: “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.” The leftist genre here entails the padding of arguments to merely support the one line editorial as exemplified by the two examples cited in this discussion.

Defeating the double-lie tactic

In our efforts to cover most of the prominent methods, we need to mention one that they try to use in proving that a Far-Left National Socialist Worker’s party was somehow ‘right-wing’. For want of a better name, this is the double lie technique whereby the pro-liberty right is falsely accused of a characteristic endemic of the Left as a way of ‘proving’ the opposite.

One of the best examples is the parroting of the lie that everyone on the pro-liberty right is racist. The left then uses this lie to forward a false equivalence with that far-left National Socialist Worker’s Party as a way of ‘proving’ they were ‘right-wing’.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King

Knocking down the first lie is the best defense against this type of attack. One only needs to recall the words of Martin Luther King, on judging people on the content of their character instead of the color of their skin. Recalling that it’s the nation’s Socialist-Left that dwells in identitarian politics.

Refuting the rivalry talking point

This is the absurd idea that rivals of the same ideology competing for power somehow ‘proves’ that one is not of that ideology. In reality, this doesn’t prove anything since tyrants will often compete to enslave people. There are plenty of cases of authoritarian leftists going after authoritarian leftists. There were conflicts between the various factions of socialists in the old Soviet Union, does that mean they weren’t socialist?

Consider the rivalry between the old USSR and communist China or communist China with communist Vietnam or communist Vietnam with communist Cambodia. Do these rivalries magically convert one or both into being non-socialist? Alternatively, there is the rivalry between different factions of Islam; do these rivalries magically convert one or both into being non-Muslim?

In the case of the particular National Socialist Worker’s Party in question, at one point they co-operated with another group of socialists – the USSR. Did they magically change ideologies during this time period? That fact that different factions are rivalrous proves nothing in the debate, however, this doesn’t stop leftist from bringing up this tired talking point.

Refuting the National Socialist German Workers’ Party banned trade unions talking point

This is another fact the nation’s socialist-left loves to trot out, but as with the rivalry talking point, this also fails to prove the case since there are other examples of socialists banning trade unions. Again, this is as yet another example of the tactic of the nation’s socialist-left creating false criteria unrelated to whether or not a national government is socialist.

The prime example would be Solidarity [Polish Solidarność], a Polish trade union formed in 1980 in Poland and what was part of the Warsaw Pact, the Polish government in December 1981 forcibly suppressed it. But then again, leftist also like to claim that socialism has never been tried before, therefore they might claim that this proves that the Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik and the rest of the Warsaw Pact weren’t really socialist as well.

Refuting the Ad Hoc rescue: ‘socialists acting like socialists means they aren’t socialists’

This last one uses the after the fact presumption that since the definition of socialism doesn’t mention concentration camps, secret police or the suspension of liberty. The lie here is that somehow that those nations that engage in these tactics to suppress dissent aren’t really socialist.

The problem for the nation’s socialist-left in forwarding this presumption is that their base ideology is predicated on wealth redistribution. Even though he was late to the party in the development of socialism, Karl Marx did contribute one little ditty to the ‘intellectual’ foundation of the ideology. This was, of course, the infamous: “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

Socialists attain power by making all manner of promises that require the taking of other people’s money to fund their schemes. The numbers never work out for this, but that isn’t the point. The purpose here is to entice people into voting for free college, free housing, free food, free healthcare and even free money. Never mind that these farcical promises can never be fulfilled.

It takes coercion to even try to fulfill these impossible promises, necessitating the need for the people to be disarmed, a secret police apparatus, concentration camp system as well as the suppression of all Civil Liberties.

The bottom line is that socialist nations require repression, thus what took place in Nazi Germany, the USSR and even today with the socialist nation of Venezuela are all a result of socialism’s basic precepts.

The Takeaway

The underlying mythology of this subject is that somehow National Socialist Workers’ Party was somehow ‘rightwing’. The nation’s socialist-left still vehemently persist in trying to foment this two for one special in the wholesale rewriting of history. This historical sleight of hand requires a two-fold lie that said National Socialist Workers’ Party wasn’t the case. As well as the even more extraordinary lie that they were the exact opposite of their name, that somehow the word ‘national’ is some magical elixir that turns left into right.

The fact is, no matter the false spin and lies, a nation with an authoritarian edict is antithetical to pro-liberty right precepts of limited government and individual liberty. Authoritarianism is and always will be a left-wing precept, denying that is akin to denying reality.

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William Barr nails the secular upheaval of Judeo-Christian morals

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Humans have a moral compass. We’ve had it for over 2000 years. Before we had it, there were other parts that were already being formed so mankind would have a basis for morality and absolute truth that differs from postmodernism or its emerging despicable cousin, the post-truth society of false absolutes based on personal feelings.

This moral compass is the Bible, and our adherence to Judeo-Christian beliefs as a nation and in many places around the world has helped mankind keep evil at bay. Our flawed efforts through the millennia have fallen short, not because the Word wasn’t perfect but because we are not perfect. This has eroded to the point that modern society is experiencing a secular upheaval forcing cataclysmic decay of our morality.

We are flawed. Progressives are trying to use these flaws to pull us further away from the truth of our existence and the only truly moral compass we possess. They’re doing it through media, education, and entertainment. They’re attacking churches, synagogues, and adherents to the Bible with an anti-Biblical worldview that is growing increasingly militant.

Attorney General William Barr recognizes this and expressed as much during a speech at Notre Dame last week.

William Barr’s speech on religious freedom should resonate with everyone who recognizes the degradation of our values as a people and a nation. The further we diverge from the Biblical worldview, the worse the world becomes.

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Should Church be the mission field?

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There is a growing prevalence of churches that want to draw people in to present the gospel. These churches, commonly referred to as “seeker friendly” churches have been one of the biggest trends in Christianity in the postmodern world. A comparison would be the analytics of Major League Baseball. Some people champion it; others loath it. For these seeker friendly churches are engaged in the advance usage of analytics and marketing. In the effort of not being dismissive in a traditionalist “get off my lawn” way, I want to examine, giving a fair shake, this prevalent trend in Christianity.

In the early church, it was inconceivable that churches would attract large audiences to present the gospel. During the time of persecution, Christians building coliseums for worship would have been lit as candles to light those coliseums while lions were fed to their brethren in an evening pagan spectacle. During the reign of the Papacy, this second phase of Christian history built cathedrals, however these architectural feats were never intended to be mission fields, rather home bases. The post-reformation segment of Christendom saw large gatherings and generational revivals but a large church does not equal a “seeker friendly” church. In American history, we have seen some readily obvious cycles of rebellion and repentance with the Great Awakenings. We aren’t in one of those periods of repentance as a society; we need to be, but I digress. If you build it and they will come is an entirely new phenomenon for physical churches.

I am unsure whether this phenomenon of seeker friendly is the result of the rebellion in our societies or a response to. However, many prominent proponents of seeker friendly churches have questionable theology such as Andy Stanley. Andy Stanley’s Deep and Wide is the bible for seeker friendly churches. There’s obvious problems with the seeker friendly church model that stem from belief systems that counter scripture, the Popularity Gospel as I have coined it.

But the original question was not contemplating the theological legitimacy of seeker friendly churches. Rather we are examining the use of church as the mission field which these famous megachurches’ methods have permeated into many bible believing churches. The origin comes from theologically void sources, however legitimate churches use much of these methods to increase the audience of the church, but I am wondering how these methods can increase the size of the church.

1Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 NASB

So if the church is to be the mission field why then is the church not interested in preaching the gospel every Sunday? Sermons on money don’t save. Sermons on not being “judgmental” don’t save. Not even sermons on loving your neighbor save. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 concisely articulates a saving message that Paul seems to have preached regularly during his time in Corinth.

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The Good News of Jesus Christ is a call to a painful death to self, daily. No work-around backdoor preaching in a way non-believers can agree with is a sufficient substitute. Using the physical building and programs as a mission field is an unprecedented means modern Christianity finds itself in. By no means, should we turn down innovative ways to baptize believers and make disciples. However, these means must do exactly that. If the church is to draw non-Christians, specifically church adverse people, in with music, atmosphere, and accommodations then the duty of the Church to Christ is to present the gospel daily.

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Child abuse: CNN uses 9-year-olds as ‘transgender’ props at Equality Town Hall

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Two distinct sciences – biology and psychology – contradict claims of inherent gender dysphoria in children. It’s not that it never happens, but study after study shows parental bias, abuse, or both are more prominent causes for children to believe they are misgendered than being “born this way.” Undeterred, the radical progressive left continues to promote the concept that child transgenderism is common and totally not the results of activist, misguided, or abusive parents.

During CNN’s “Equality Town Hall,” two 9-year-old children have been brought to the podium to ask questions of candidates. One such child, Jacob, was accompanied by his mother, Mimi Lemay, who happens to be a member of the Parents for Transgender Equality National Council.

Conservatives on Twitter were quick to point out the spectacle CNN was trying to propagate in their question to stay “woke” and relevant at the same time.

What? Only three Tweets? Fortunately, most Americans were either watching football, shopping for Halloween candy, or doing literally anything other than watching CNN’s town hall. It was that bad… from what I hear.

Here’s the reality of the Democrats’ agenda. They feel like they must pander to secure not only the votes of those in the community but also the large number of radical progressives not in the community, but who wish they were. This is 100% for nomination purposes only. Once a Democrat emerges victorious, the LBGTQ community will be pushed to the bottom of the Democrats’ and CNN’s priority list. Why? Because they represent a secure voting block for Democrats.

This is what makes it so unfortunate that children like Jacob are used to promote an agenda. At 9-years-old, he isn’t old enough to understand the complexities of politics. He’s also not only enough to be definitively experiencing gender dysphoria from a clinical perspective. Even progressive doctors acknowledge post-puberty sexual awareness is a prerequisite for true gender dysphoria to arise. At 9-years-old, he’s still just confused at best and brainwashed at worst.

Parents participating in this type of brainwashing should be investigated for abuse. Shame on CNN for promoting this type of child exploitation for the sake of appeasing those who hold a radical political ideology.

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