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DunkingDan

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The Left’s Lust for Revolutionary Transformation
« on: February 28, 2019, 07:10:04 PM »
“Everything must be different!” or “Alles muss anders sein!” was a slogan of the Nazi Party. It is also the heart’s desire of every Leftist since Karl Marx. Nazism was a deeply revolutionary creed, a fact that is always denied by the Left; but it’s true. Hitler and his criminal gang hated the rich, the capitalists, the Jews, the Christian Churches, and “the System”. They went through their Leftist phase early in life, and then went on to discover Aryan racial purity as their beau ideal. (As a swarthy Italian, Mussolini preferred to appeal to ancient Roman imperial glory).
Nazism was hatched in the same little intellectual cafes as a myriad of Leftwing ideologies, like social-democracy, anarchism, the Socialist Workers’ Party, Trotskyism, Proudhonism, the lot. Peter Viereck writing in 1941 saw fascism’s origins clearly. In the back streets of European cities you can still find the local anarchist or Leninist storefront, with old guys wearing 1900 laborer’s caps and big mustaches, and fierce revolutionary posters of Lenin tacked on the walls. You can also find them in Berkeley, California.
“Everything must be different!” is the core psychology of Leftism, and has little to do with reasoned political beliefs. Most Marxists in the English Departments of America have never read Karl Marx’s giant tome, Das Kapital, which parades as a work of economics and history, but is in fact a ponderous update of the Prussian philosopher Friedrich Hegel, who is even more unreadable than Marx. Instead of going to the fount of all Marxist wisdom, our academic “Marxists” have read the 1848 Communist Manisfesto and some hero-worshipping Leftist magazines. They are what Lenin, with magnificent disdain, called “vulgar Marxists” — that is, proletarian dupes who just don’t understand the deep philosophical roots of the real thing.
There are only a few ideas in Das Kapital. One is that human history is driven by class struggle between the rich and the poor, a wild oversimplification of history’s rich and colorful tapestry. The other idea, borrowed from Hegel and flipped upside-down, is that the inevitable culmination of History in a state of Paradise is a material and this-worldly society, the condition of universal Communism, instead of an other-worldly condition, as Hegel predicted. Hegel believed that the Prussian State was a model of Paradise to Come. But since Marx was a “scientific” materialist, his version of history was called “dialectical materialism.”
The final idea in Das Kapital is that economic profit (called “surplus value”) belongs only to the workers, and not to the providers of entrepreneurial capital, nor to entrepreneurs who start and run businesses, nor to the inventors and developers who build intellectual capital all the way from Silicon Valley to Shanghai. Naturally, the radical Left gets to control what the workers produce. That’s it. There’s nothing else; it’s a huge and ponderous rationalization of the impulse to overthrow whatever exists.
At bottom, the key political idea of Marxism is “Alles muss anders sein!” — Everything must be different. The workers are supposed to be the revolutionary engine of Marxism, but of course they must follow the “guidance” of the Party, which is the intellectual vanguard of the proletariat — the Party ruling elite, who are inevitably the same gang of parasites who were hatched in the same backstreet cafes in which Lenin and Hitler learned their craft. If the workers and peasants don’t follow orders they must die or be sent to Siberia, as a logical matter of policy. It’s all for the good of mankind. Naturally the real beneficiaries are the Leftist apparatchiks, who happily end up stealing anything the workers produce.
The craving that “Everyhing must be different!” begins in personal psychology, and then becomes articulated in political beliefs. That’s why the same people can turn into anarchists or Nazis, Communists, or today, Post-Modernists, Deconstructionists, Radical Feminists, Socialists, Hillary followers, Islamo-fascists, you name it. It is why the ACLU chooses the worst criminals to defend; they secretly adore criminals, who are the ultimate rebels against society.
In teenagers the spirit of rebellion is perfectly normal, but it has its pathological extreme in what the psychiatric manual calls “oppositional personality disorder.” The most psychologically acute philosopher in Western history, Friedrich Nietzche, called this oppositional personality syndrome the “reveral of values,” and attributed it to Christianity (and its roots in Judaism two millenia ago). Christianity does tell us that “the poor shall inherit the earth,” but like any other two-millenium religious phenomenon, it also includes far, far more than that. The wish that Everything must be different! is not limited to any faith or race, but is part of the human condition, to one degree or another. It’s a normal part of growing up for most people.
But in some people it goes to murderous extremes — such as the young Adolf Schickelgruber in Vienna, or the exiled Vladimir Ilyich Lenin not far away in Zurich. A young Cambodian named Pol Pot learned his version of Everything must be different! in Jean-Paul Sartre’s Paris, was recruited as a promising candidate by the Soviet KGB, and then went back to Cambodia to kill three million people — to create Paradise on Earth back home. Again. It’s a predictable career path on the Left. Hugo Chavez today may follow the same logic as his model Fidel Castro.
What most conservatives don’t understand is that the Left has reincarnated itself since the Soviet Union died. Conservatives think that obviously false beliefs should change; but that’s not the way it works. Oppositional psychology is still at the core of the Left, and the mere crashing of the Soviet Empire and Maoist China hasn’t changed a thing. The human condition is not that susceptible to reason or evidence. Oppositional personality just mutates and breaks out in other ways, like some insidious virus.
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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: The Left’s Lust for Revolutionary Transformation
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 07:20:17 PM »
https://blog.oup.com/2013/04/five-untrue-facts-hitler/

Hitler’s father had been born out of the wedlock to Maria Anna Schicklgruber. Yet he had changed his name to Hitler, the name of his step-father, who by all likelihood also was his biological father, well before Adolf Hitler was born. While the claim that Adolf Hitler was really called Adolf Schicklgruber is historical nonsense, it is nevertheless telling that people continue to spread the claim. It points to the urge of people to turn Hitler into an object of ridicule.

And of course Hitler found common cause with the anti-communist stances of the leading industrialists of prewar Germany.  Hitler was quite clearly anti-communist, to the extent that is considered a philosophy of the Left.

Any article calling him Shicklgruber is likely twaddle.

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Re: The Left’s Lust for Revolutionary Transformation
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 08:45:35 PM »
"Everything must be different"...

That's why today's modern-day Hitler has reversed everything Obama put in place while he was in office.

Except, that is not the left.... 

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Re: The Left’s Lust for Revolutionary Transformation
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 09:53:39 PM »
"Everything must be different"...

That's why today's modern-day Hitler has reversed everything Obama put in place while he was in office.

Except, that is not the left....
Are you referring to Trump's undoing of the "fundamental change" that Obama campaigned on?   It sounds a lot like Obama and his bots were following Marx.  And if you think Trump is a "modern-day Hitler", then you sir, are a babbling idiot.  

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Re: The Left’s Lust for Revolutionary Transformation
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 03:20:49 AM »
And if you think Trump is a "modern-day Hitler", then you sir, are a babbling idiot.  
No more than you and the OP, if you believe this nonsense. 

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Re: The Left’s Lust for Revolutionary Transformation
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 08:28:54 AM »
It's popular for the Right to try and paint Hitler as being a "socialist", I see it often.  There can be zero question he was VERY anti-communist.  They were two of the violent contending parties ca. 1930.  The centrist parties were losing favor especially as the country entered Depression, which made bad worse.

Hitler was very cozy with the prime industrialists of the day, including Porsche.  Those guys retained their property obviously, and went to a war economy rather quickly as Hitler threw off Treaty constraints.  The Nazi government put in orders for war material and paid for it just as we do here.  That isn't socialism of any sort.

Their war economy stayed inefficient and remarkably bizarre until Albert Speer took it over and tried to make more sense out of it.  Germany produced a lot of useless and pointless items during the war, like an almost complete aircraft carrier with no purpose and a whole plethora of different types of armor instead of focusing on 2 or 3 types.


 

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