It is surprising Leftism is not studied in its relation to Hitler. Without proper understanding why question nationalism? And brand it as ‘intolerance’?
It was a Soviet Swastika used by the Red Army in their early days which was adopted by Hitler. Marxists deliberately spread a lie that Hitler took it from a Church so that his relation to Marxism could be obfuscated. It is a basic Marxist trait to brush the inconvenient under the carpet. Ask any Indian communist about their relation to Naxalism, they promptly deny there was any.
Hitler was a staunch Socialist-Marxist and proclaimed: “I have learned a great deal from Marxism and do not hesitate to admit.”
The term ‘Nazi’ itself means “National Socialist’. It is derived from German ‘NationalSozialist’. The word ‘Nazi’ itself is a pro-Marxist term.
The National Socialism when stretched to authoritarian ultra-nationalism is called ‘Fascism’, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of any opposition to socialism and strong regimentation of society and of the economy.
The term ‘Fascism’ came from Mussolini. The Italian term fascismo derived from Roman fascio littorio means ‘a bundle of rods tied to an axe’. This was an ancient Roman symbol of the authority of the civil magistrate. Marxists brushed Fascism under the carpet and ensured it was placed on the far right within the traditional left-right spectrum. Yet it has nothing to do with the right-wing political believers. Just because Hitler went ahead on Marxist road much beyond Marx does not mean that his fascism was something opposite to Marxism. This again has been a fallacious propaganda by communists. Anything having a Marxist base and support is fascist and Nazi in character.
Hitler once told Otto Wagener, his economic advisor, that problem with Communists was they had never even read Marx. He stated plainly whole of his National Socialism was based on Marx.
Socialism is defined technically as public ownership of the means of production, and instead of doing what Stalin did to purge capitalists, Hitler, a staunch Marxist and an opponent of capitalism, committed himself to simply confiscating their capital. Hitler declared the economy could easily be controlled simply by dispossessing the capitalist class of their ‘means of production’, i.e. their capital.
In a speech in Munich in August 1920, Hitler thundered: “If we are socialists we must definitely be anti-semites”, i.e. against Jews and Arabs.
He continued: “our opposite is Materialism and Mammonism (greedy pursuit of riches), which we seek to oppose. How, as a socialist, can you not be an anti-semites?”
Jews, as a race, for Hitler were epitome of capitalism and his hatred for them was Marxist, not communal or religious.
Hitler said: “We must find and travel the road from individualism to socialism without revolution. If individualism was to be destroyed, revolution was the most painful and difficult way to destroy capitalists”.
Hitler opined Marx and Lenin had the right goals in their minds, but they simply chose the wrong tactics. He furthered Marxism/communism in its stronger intent by waging his own ‘Socialist’ war on capitalism.
Marxists argue Hitler was a Socialist, not a Marxist. Marx had written: “The meaning of Peace is absence of opposition to Socialism.”
This meant war to end peace, a war upon those who opposed Socialism.
Marx also seems to be ‘Socialist’ rather than a Marxist!!
Leftists are so conscious of Hitler being known as a leftist that they hide behind picturing him as if he was a right-wing Fascist which is a fallacy. Nothing could ever strengthen Fascism more than Marxism through Hitler.
Hitler learnt killing all those who stood for capitalism from Marxism as solution to society’s ills.
Marxism has killed more than 100 crore people till date while Hitler added another 11 crores to this score, people killed in war not counted. Story of Marxism completes with Hitler and all his killings go into Marxist account.
Marxism progresses as Socialism-Marxism-Leninism-Communism-Nazism-Maoism-Progressivism-Naxalism-Rationalism, and so on.
Hitler’s nationalism was Marxism in its purest, not as propagated by modern-day Marxists in India. His nationalism was meant to take socialism directly to the people.
Hitler wanted socialism to not just be about nationalizing industry, but nationalizing the people themselves since socialism, for him, was the solution to all of society’s ills.
Had there been no Marx, there wouldn’t be a Hitler! He has proved for eternity Marxism in its negativity to everything is nothing but a mental sickness!!
In Hitler, Nationalism rose from the left-wing. Today it seeks to rise as an alternate discourse from the right-wing. Nationalism is unavoidable in global economy NOW and is likely to confront Marxism as well as question validity of Semitic peoples – not Jews this time, rather Arabs-Islamic Terrorism. Marxism is concentrating on the rise of neo-Nazism by criticising right-wing nationalism and regressing to Hitler’s idea of ‘killing’.
Call them liberals or pseudo-liberals or leftists, they must stop remembering Hitler with reference to anyone talking Nationalism. They themselves are nothing less than a mental offspring of Hitler, the proclaimed Socialist-Marxist. Hitler has ultimately served to prove Marxism as a mental sickness of extreme sort. Nationalism was best examined by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in his book which is always misquoted by Marxists-Liberals-Rationalists. Nationalism was a highly westernised concept hence was found unacceptable by Tagore.
Rabindranath’s thoughts on Nationalism came in or around 1917 when Hitler was nowhere on the scene. The First World War was on and Gurudev turned his attention to examine the cult of nationalism which was revolting to a mind filled with the idea of vasudhaiva kutumbakam. Tagore focused his penetrating insights into what he felt was wrong with the western civilization. Tagore, in his ‘Nationalism’ (1917), criticised not only the “organizing selfishness of Nationalism” in the West, but also the replication of this alien concept of nationalism in India by the westernised education. He observed that, “India never had a real sense of nationalism” and that India’s reverence for ‘God’ and the ideal of ‘humanity’ need not be replaced by the European concept of a limited ‘national identity’.
Hitler’s Nationalism was totally based upon Marxist thought. It was natural for him to use this western concept in his war upon capitalism. Nationalism as forwarded in India (say, by RSS) is fully legitimate propagation of Tagore’s thought and runs parallel to him in contemporary scenario. Let us not forget Nationalism today is totally unavoidable as defined by our constitution. Indian leftists have no legitimacy when they tattle against nationalism and reduce it to something worth rejecting.
What the Marxist Hitler did was definitely anti-human. What Indian leftists under any garb and any name try to do is no doubt anti-national.