“In the carefully incomplete snip from my sentence, “If Hitler had regarded all races as equal and had built a multi-racial Reich,” you still ignore the “If”. I didn’t suggest Hitler wasn’t racist — clearly he was — but even if he had not been racist, his Socialist Third Reich would still have been evil and in need of total destruction.

You would like to believe that Hitler wasn’t a Socialist, but the evidence is overwhelming:

“Socialist Hitler Quote

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions” Hitler was a Socialist

Socialist Goebbels Quote

“England is a capitalist democracy. Germany is a socialist people’s state. There are lords and City men in England who are in fact the richest men on earth. The broad masses, however, see little of this wealth. We see in England an army of millions of impoverished, socially enslaved and oppressed people. Child labour is still a matter of course there. They have only heard about social welfare programs. Parliament occasionally discusses social legislation. Nowhere else is there such terrible and horrifying inequality as in the English slums. The Lords and City people can remain the richest people on earth only because they constantly maintain their wealth by exploiting their colonies and preserving unbelievable poverty in their own country.” on nationalist socialism””

Socialism is a “a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the State.” Hitler favoured control over ownership, but the effect is the same, State control:

“I want everyone to keep the property he has acquired for himself according to the principle: ‍’Benefit to the community precedes benefit to the individual.‍’‍ But the state should retain supervision and each property owner should consider himself appointed by the state. It is his duty not to use his property against the interests of others among his own people. This is the crucial matter. The Third Reich will always retain its right to control the owners of property.”

The fact of the matter is that Socialism + Absolute Power = Fascism.

Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia were identical in State Control, oppression of the citizens by Secret Police, and the use of Central Planning to run the economy (into the ground). Both were terrifying totalitarian Dictatorships with only minor differences in Rhetoric.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.