Friday, May 6, 2022

Was National Socialism fascist?

The Fascists wrote, "Everything in the state, nothing outside the state." They claimed that all industries must be used to support the state. Mussolini and his acolytes had been communists before Fascism. Commentaries tend to dance around this state control, which makes Fascism closer to Socialism. National Socialism was socialist and so was Fascism, but people prefer to not focus on the socialism aspect of it.

This video spends half its time talking about and criticizing semantics, so I feel like it misses the mark. After World War II, the political left tried to associate fascism with the political right and mostly succeeded with this smear campaign. However, this was to cover up how they initially embraced Fascism as a form of socialism.

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