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Read Before Voting: Define Nazi

Nazis were secular humanists who believed that religion had no place in the public sphere


Define Nazi

Recent vandalism of political signs with crude paintings of Nazi swastikas and the misuse of the term “fascism” in political discourse suggests that our community could use a refresher on mid-20th century European political philosophy.

The term Nazi is an acronym for the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, in English the National Socialist German Worker’s Party.

Nazis were secular humanists who believed that religion had no place in the public sphere and should remain subordinate to the interests of the state.

National Socialism and fascism are collectivist ideologies that prioritize group political identity and goals based on ethnicity, class, or nationality over the natural rights and liberties of individuals.

Fascist economics were derived from socialism, and feature state control over the means of production for the “benefits” of the collective (ie. public-private “partnerships”).

The Nazi government was democratically elected and countered the principles of republican governance that protects minorities from the tyranny of the majority.

Like Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, the Nazis were eugenicists who demanded state-funded abortions of “undesired” children and state-funded birth control (sterilization).

The Nazis demanded the abolition of capital gains, the nationalization of private enterprise, the “equitable” redistribution of profit from trade, the abolition of land speculation, the state expropriation of land for public use, the large-scale expansion of welfare, state-funded (and controlled) universal healthcare, a state-funded (and controlled) universal education, strict gun control, and a strong centralized power to administer all that.

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

Kristen Dodd, Priest River

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1 Comment on Read Before Voting: Define Nazi

  1. The Nazi smear is as old as Stalin. That the Uni-Party
    supports San Francisco values and Klaus Schwab’s
    World Economic Forum would be a more appropriate
    label for the Uni-Party.

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